Gallery Visit - Orla Kiely, A Life in Pattern

Gallery Visit - Orla Kiely, A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely's retro-inspired designs are popular around the globe, but I didn't know much about her, so I visited the Fashion & Textile Museum to find out!

VLOG - Why Celebrate your Freelance Milestones?

VLOG - Why Celebrate your Freelance Milestones?

It's so important for freelancers and self-employed people to celebrate their successes and milestones. Here's 5 reasons to start sharing yours today!

Freelancers: work from home or rent office space?

Freelancers: work from home or rent office space?

Is renting an office as a freelancer worth the expense? This is the story of why one notoriously frugal freelancer decided to fork out for office space.

Self-Care and Self-Employment

Self-Care and Self-Employment

Working for yourself can be very isolating; here's some tips for freelancers to improve their self-care and avoid the common pitfalls of self-employment

Guest blog – growing a greeting cards business

Guest blog – growing a greeting cards business

The third in a series of guest blogs, this is the story of Paper Personalities - a crafy cards business that has just celebrated their 300th sale on Etsy!

Guest Blog - Managing a creative side hustle

Guest Blog - Managing a creative side hustle

Introducing my second guest blogger: maths teacher, quilter and Etsy seller. Read Laura's advice for managing a creative business alongside a full-on job.

Guest Blog - The Art of Making a Book Cover

Guest Blog - The Art of Making a Book Cover

In the first of a new series of guest blogs from all kinds of creative people Rachael, a self-published author, talks about the book cover design process

What to look for when hiring a Graphic Designer

What to look for when hiring a Graphic Designer

How can you find the right Graphic Designer to bring your project to life? I put myself in my clients shoes and came up with these top tips!

2017 - Another ride on the freelance rollercoaster

2017 - Another ride on the freelance rollercoaster

Whether your goals are personal or professional this is the perfect time to look back over the year and remind yourself of all the good stuff that happened

Business spending - Investment or Indulgence?

Business spending - Investment or Indulgence?

When you're self-employed, temptation to smash the piggy bank is everywhere, and it's hard to tell the essential expenditures from the ‘nice to haves’!

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