"Great work is not good enough to survive": A day in the life of TEMPLO co-founder Pali Palavathanan

image of Pali Palavathanan man with a green jacket
(Image credit: TEMPLO)

Pali Palavathanan is the co-founder and creative director of TEMPLO, an agency that focuses on creativity for change. TEMPLO's clients include The United Nations, Climate Change Committe and Greenpeace and Pali's work has won various awards. He has also judged various award schemes, including our very own Brand Impact Awards. 

As part of our Day in the life series, I caught up with him recently to find out about what it's like running an agency, as well as how he vets his clients and what he does when facing creative block.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.