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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

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Digging through the week - 2 days done, 3 to go. Does anyone else find the run up to Christmas really hard? I literally cannot concentrate because I’m too excited! .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Alphabet series week 6! F is for “freedom”. Freedom to do what you love, and be yourself. “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do” – Robert A. Heinlein. What does freedom mean to you? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy #alphabet #alphabetlettering #video #letteringvideo #processvideo #f #freedom What do you guys think on the new Pantone shade for 2019? I was not a huge fan of the previous color, but I’m seriously excited about this one! Coral hues admirer all the way 🙌🏻 .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy #video #letteringprocess #processvideo #process #pantone #pantonechallenge #livingcoral #pantone2019 #pantone2018 Sundays are for dreaming! I’m already dreaming of summer, warmth and sunshine ☀️ Also, you guessed it, traveling the world 😂 What are you dreaming of? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy In my opinion, it’s impossible to get bored on weekends. This is about the only time I can actually do what I love and be creative! Looking forward to chilling at home and getting to design things I actually like, not the things I’m being told to do. What are your plans for the weekend? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Happy Friday! So looking forward to the moment I can get out of the office and forget all about it for a couple of days :D Anyone’s got exciting plans this weekend? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy #video #letteringvideo #process #processvideo Cannot wait for the weekend already! Anyone else feeling tired and under the weather? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy It’s nice to go back to good old brushes and ink sometimes. Digital lettering is definitely way more convenient, but there is just something so soothing and satisfying about lettering on paper! Which format do you prefer? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy Just 3 weeks left until Christmas 🙀 And I’ve just realized we don’t even have an advent calendar this year - whoops :D Also, how cool would it be to have a stationary advent calendar - does anyone know if such a thing exists? .
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#typography #letteringdaily #handlettering #handtype #indiebusiness #typographydesign #lettering #ipadlettering #handletteringpractice #letteringwithpositivity #dailycalligraphy #letteringart #creativebiz #brushlettering #flatlay #moderncalligraphy #christmas #christmascountdown #stationery