2018 – the year I found my stride as a freelancer

2018 – the year I found my stride as a freelancer

Another year of being my own boss and making a living from illustration, graphic design and copywriting. Here's my year in review!

CBT on the NHS and how it helped me

CBT on the NHS and how it helped me

After struggling for too long with an endless loop of negative thoughts, I had cognitive behavioural therapy. What was it like and did it help?

5 Ways to Support Small Businesses This Christmas

5 Ways to Support Small Businesses This Christmas

It's the perfect time of year to show some love to independent shops, designers and makers. Here's 5 practical ways to be a big hero to small businesses!

New merch coming soon – cats & Christmas cards!

New merch coming soon – cats & Christmas cards!

I've been working on new Christmas card designs and a brand new 'what would a cat do' design - but what shall I get it printed on?!

Things I’ve done even though I was afraid

Things I’ve done even though I was afraid

Taking a part in a vision board workshop, mine did not come out as expected! It got me thinking about fear and the things I've achieved in spite of it.

How does a graphic designer turn your idea into a design?

How does a graphic designer turn your idea into a design?

If you work with a graphic designer, how can you explain your vision and make sure you get the result you want? The answer is a tried and tested process!

Photoblog – mini tour of Italy with travel tips!

Photoblog – mini tour of Italy with travel tips!

This summer we hired a car and embarked on a mini-tour of Italy: from Tuscany to Florence to Lake Garda to Venice. Read on for my photos and travel tips!

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.

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