Thursday, 7 May 2015

Branding your Creative Business

Oooooo I'm so excited! My new course is now live on Skillshare. I've been working on this course for a few months and hope it will help all those people who find the branding of their businesses a little tricky. My main inspiration for this course was meeting a load of talented surface pattern designers and many of them found the branding of their business their biggest hurdle to get started. Even as a graphic designer myself, branding yourself is one of the hardest jobs due to how personal it is.

This course will break down all the steps to creating a perfect brand. In part 1 of this course - Define your brand - we will look at:
Defining your business
Your perfect customer or client
Your brand questionnaire
Your brand name
Your brand mission statement
And writing a design brief for your logo design

Part 2 will be all about Designing your logo and part 3 will cover releasing your brand to the world! more details coming soon.

Hope you can join me on the first part! check out more details here:

Friday, 24 April 2015

100 days of hand lettering

I'm always one for starting new challenges! Advent challenge has been loads of fun but last Christmas I couldn't keep up so when I embarked on #the100dayproject I thought 'this will be a miracle to keep this up!' So I decided to keep it simple and focused on an area I really wanted to get better at...
#100daysofhandlettering seemed like a good plan as I could be as intricate or as simple and quick as I wanted each day, depending on my time.

I kicked off on a lovely sunny day so felt I wanted to reflect that in Day 001!!

Day 002 things got a little more detailed! This took a few hours whilst I watched a film ;) 

And then around day 9-10 I signed up to an app called Steller where I could start recording all the days in a flip book...
A few days later it was picked up for their Stellerverse Collection and appeared on their front page! 

This was just what I needed... I'm feeling really inspired now to get to 100! I can already feel my skills and confidence improving...

I'm using Tombow and Micron pens, sometimes using a guide pencil... And just started using a paint brush too... Next up I really need to master calligraphy!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Branding your creative business - new course!

Oooooo, I'm pretty excited... I'm in the process of creating a new online course all about Branding your Creative Business - really aimed at everyone running a business in a creative field who might need a little help with their branding... This course will be launched on Skillshare in the next few months. 
I hope you can join me soon!