Lockets preserve and showcase precious items (usually a photo or a lock of hair) and keep them readily accessible (ie you can always quickly look at them just by opening the front). A locket also makes these items more special, encasing them in gold or silver (ie you could just keep them in an envelope but the jewelled container shows you value them above other mementoes).

Now, my name is Lockett, and I work in the production of video content – preserving and showcasing your CEO’s thoughts, your products/services, your values as a company and your top people’s insights as experts. You see where I am going with this – stay with me! (Actually, Lockett, as a surname, derives from “keeper of sheep” but never let the truth get in the way of a good story 🙂

Check out my new logo! The fabulous #graphicdesigner @AbbyKleerekoper from The Design Drive came up with it. See how the locket icon contains the symbols for speaking and communicating? Excellent – that’s 3 years of Fine Art and Design college right there. I am delighted with it.

One of the first things Abby and I talked about was: Do I need a logo at all? Well, no, but I wanted it! (said in a shouty toddler voice while stamping my little princess feet). And I thought it would be fun, in case anyone has trouble remembering my name, to incorporate the locket into it (I know it would have been better if my name was Sarah Microphone/Camera or similar…)

So the upshot is, I love it, I’m really pleased with it and I needed something fun after this year of #lockdowns, #Covid, #vaccinations and all the cancelled/postponed work that has just evaporated.

But, now that I have the new logo, maybe things will pick up? To be honest,
I am whingeing slightly unnecessarily, and things haven’t been too bad this year. I have been delivering some really interesting, stimulating and challenging media training sessions (remotely) with both UK and international clients. I have been acting (yes!) in films, TV and ads. I have been doing more creative voiceovers (funny accents!) as well as very serious ‘Official Sensitive’ and highly secret voiceovers. I have learned how to edit sound/voicetrack. I have learned to sing, as I have blogged about previously, and am now taking my 2nd exam. I am learning Music Theory. Plus I have developed Presentation Skills/Interviewing Skills courses, which I have delivered one-to-one or in groups. So, things are looking up and I am in a positive mood. The icing on the cake is: I am now a ‘logo-ed’ professional.


PS more locket trivia: they aren’t named for the hair locks they contain, but after the Old French loquet meaning door-handle or latch, for the way they move on a hinge like a door.

Also, locket trivia no.2) I see that lockets are unisex – but, having said that, I’ve never seen a man wearing one. But I don’t want to be too binary and closed-minded about it…

Sarah Lockett

Sarah Lockett is a former BBC News / Sky News anchor who currently presents a variety of content for corporate clients and delivers media training.
She has presented on BBC News and Sky News, plus reported for Channel Four News, 5 News, Reuters and others.
She now hosts webinars and conferences, chairs corporate/academic panel discussions, hosts award ceremonies and events. She writes, presents and produces training videos, as well as voiceovers (both factual and drama/comedy). She has written two books and is also working as an actor.

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