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MISTAKES I’VE MADE AS A FREELANCER

LIFESTYLE

As I’m starting a full-time job next week, it seems like I’m approaching the end of my freelancing era (at least for now). There are definitely going to be so many things I’ll miss about being a freelancer, but I know it’s going to be exciting to see what it’s like to work in a team and in an office environment. So I thought I’d share some of the mistakes I’ve made while working as a freelance designer, and what I’d perhaps do differently.

READ MORE 31 JULY 2017

MISTAKES I’VE MADE AS A FREELANCER

LIFESTYLE

As I’m starting a full-time job next week, it seems like I’m approaching the end of my freelancing era (at least for now). There are definitely going to be so many things I’ll miss about being a freelancer, but I know it’s going to be exciting to see what it’s like to work in a team and in an office environment. So I thought I’d share some of the mistakes I’ve made while working as a freelance designer, and what I’d perhaps do differently.

READ MORE 31 JULY 2017

A MONTH OF WANDERLUST

HAND-LETTERING

I love travel. Having grown up without being able to explore new places that much, it is literally all I want to do now! After discovering minimalism last year, I’ve come to realise that material possessions don’t matter nearly as much as experiences, and visiting different countries & exploring new exciting places just brings me so much joy and inspiration.

READ MORE 01 JULY 2017

HOW TO GET READY FOR WORK AS A FREELANCER

LIFESTYLE

Working from home can be challenging at times, especially when there is no one around to tell you exactly what to do and when to do it. I get distracted very easily, so it’s super important for me to follow my little morning routine to make sure I get to my desk feeling energized and motivated...

READ MORE 07 MAY 2017

WHERE TO BUY STATIONERY IN THE UK

GRAPHIC DESIGN

I have to be honest, I’ve always felt quite jealous of US-based designers and creatives, since they have access to SO many incredible stationery stores. Not to mention the Target dollar section - can we have one of those too please? However, if you look around, there are some stationery gems in this part of the world as well, and since I have a soft spot for pretty office supplies, I couldn’t not share my favourite places to shop from:

READ MORE 23 APRIL 2017

CLIENTS FROM HELL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Working with clients can certainly be daunting at times. Everyone is different, so adjusting and tailoring your approach is required. However, there are certainly times when people on the other side of the computer screen are just… meanies, period. Here are some of my examples of what I like to call “clients from hell”, as well as a few tips on how to deal with them...

READ MORE 09 APRIL 2017

WHERE TO SELL ART ONLINE

GRAPHIC DESIGN

At some point, every artist has this question: how can I monetise my talent? Luckily, in the age of internet and social media, selling online couldn’t have been easier. There are dozens of different websites helping you share your work and sell it on a wide variety of products...

READ MORE 03 APRIL 2017

HOW TO STOP FEELING UNINSPIRED

INSPIRATION

Do you ever feel just so brainwashed and tired when you need to work on a project? I sure do. Sometimes it’s hard to feel creative and come up with brilliant ideas when you are feeling uninspired and just really “meh”...

READ MORE 26 MARCH 2017

WHY I WANT TO BECOME A MINIMALIST AS A DESIGNER

LIFESTYLE

There have been a lot of talks flying around about minimalism, and why you should be converted. Now, I’ve never been a huge hoarder, but I still constantly find myself surrounded by items that I don’t need and that don’t add value to my life in any way. Even though minimalism is kind of a lifestyle, I’ve noticed so many positive changes in my design workflow ever since I started being more critical to the items I owned...

READ MORE 19 MARCH 2017

“V” IS FOR VACATION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Taking a break or a vacation is always stressful when you are a freelancer – you basically have to fund it yourself, and schedule your time effectively while preparing for those blissful days/weeks of relaxation. Especially if you are like me, who has clients come and go as they please, instead of having a more organized schedule with timeframes set precisely for each client...

READ MORE 12 MARCH 2017

MY FAVOURITE BRUSH PENS - COMPARISON

HAND-LETTERING

Brush pens are one of my favourite kinds of tools for lettering. They offer the ability to alternate stoke thickness, while being presented in a handy pen form – no mess! There are so many of those on the market, it can definitely get a little overwhelming – I’ve been there. So if you are new to hand lettering, here is a list of my favourite brush pens to use as well as a little comparison.

READ MORE 02 MARCH 2017

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM:

My second flatlay pack is now live on @creativemarket! And it complements the pack I released last week perfectly. I’m so excited about these, and you can check then out via the link in my bio! As always, thoughts and suggestions are welcome :) .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #handmadefont #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Have you seen my first mockup collection I released last week over on @creativemarket? Have a look via  my bio link, plus, more flatlays to come tomorrow! .
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#graphicdesign #typography #calligraphy #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #mybiz #instaartist #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #handwriting #typematters #typegang #tombowfeature #goodvibes #goodtype #designersfordesign #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #beautyblogger #mockup #creativebiz #photography #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #creativemarket #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Hello Monday! I’m not going to lie, I didn’t feel like getting out of bed this morning, but some tea and toast did cheer me up. Have a productive week everyone! .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #handmadefont #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy As an introvert, I really cherish weekends. It’s so important for me to have my personal space, and having an office job can definitely feel a bit much at times. Do you prefer to be by yourself or spend time around other people? .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #handmadefont #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Happy weekend! I cannot believe I just managed to sleep in till 11am, but I guess my body needed it 😂 Planning on having a fun and relaxing day today, concentrating on things that make me happy. What are you doing this weekend? .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Lunch break is my favorite time for brainstorming ideas! It’s just so nice to forget about all the office work for a little while and get creative. What are your go to brainstorming techniques? .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think. Not wonder. Not imagine. Not obsess. Just breathe. And believe that everything will work out for the best .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the flatlays / mockups I use. The truth is, I always create them myself, and it’s just as big of a part of this account to me as my lettering. I love them both, so it’s so cool that I can combine two of my biggest hobbies and share them here. I’m always totally blown away by your support, and it really does mean the world to me that you enjoy my content. Soooo I’ve decided to launch a Creative Market store, so you can get those flatlays too! I’ve just added the first pack, and there will be more coming next week! Swipe to see all the images included in this pack, and don’t forget to check out the link in my bio ☺️ As always, any feedback and suggestions are much appreciated, I hope you guys enjoy these ☺️☺️ .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy I feel I’m only getting properly used to the fact that it’s fall just now 😂 I think up until today it felt weird to get my boots and jumpers out, but I think I’m ready ahaha. On another note, I cannot wait for tomorrow, because I’ll be announcing something really exciting. Keep your eyes peeled! .
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#graphicdesigner #typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #ukblogger #indiebusiness #minimal #typographydesign #postitfortheaesthetic #lettering #ipadlettering #typematters #handletteringpractice #tombowfeature #goodvibes #letteringwithpositivity #welovetype #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #makeupflatlay #creativeliving #creativebiz #letteringlove #letteringpractice #designispiration #positivevibes #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy