You’re fuelled by a sense of purpose.
You know you can make the world a better place.
But somehow, you know you could be connecting with your customers better.
That’s where I come in.
After a high flying career in publishing and launching his own agency, it was not until he was struck down by illness and a prolonged recovery that Lewis Mark Grimes came to surface design. Working solely with molted feathers and designing in digital...read more
I can't get over how delicate and lovely these images are from Elly Mackay, the artist behind theaterclouds. They glow like warm memories of childhood, viewed through a magical peephole. Elly is part craftsperson, part theatre-designer, and part photographer. She...read more
After working as an in-house designer for many years, Ashley Lotecki felt that while it had been great experience and creatively challenging, her identity as an artist was completely anonymous. So when a couple of major clients closed down and the company she was...read more
I first came across Claudia Owen's work about this time last year (I featured her here), and was attracted to her elegant geometrics with their vivid, clashy colours. Just recently she contacted me again because she has just launched a new shop selling accessories and...read more
Annie Chen aka LEMONNI is about to exhibit at her first Surtex - and she's a bit excited about it. If you're a surface designer, Surtex is an enormous opportunity to get your work in front of the people that matter to your business - licencing executives, interior...read more
PicMonkey Alignment Grid You know how in yesterday's post I was bemoaning the fact that it's stupidly hard to align and centre objects in PicMonkey because they don't offer any tools to do so, or any kind of grid? Well, I've fixed that! I've put together a really...read more
Another tutorial on PicMonkey? Yes yes of course! Because it's easy and it's free and you can do fabulous things with it for your business 🙂 In this one, I get to grips with making beautiful packaging, as presentation is another indispensable tool for grabbing your...read more
With a "background that is ridiculously unrelated to what I do now", Esther Fallon Lau produces gorgeously diverse patterns, full of whimsical creatures and fairytale people in soft textures and colours. Under the name Nouveau Bohemian, she spreads her designs...read more
Seen all those great memes about these days? Those ones you keep pinning on Pinterest and sharing on Facebook? Yeah, them! They're a great way to drive traffic to your blog, and they're easy to make on PicMonkey - a free online image editor, where you can get...read more