What I learned on the Creative Warwickshire course

What I learned on the Creative Warwickshire course

I participated in the new Creative Warwickshire programme, a business development course aimed at creative and digital businesses and freelancers

Vlog - Track Your Freelancing Progress with KPIs

Vlog - Track Your Freelancing Progress with KPIs

Freelancing can be a very ‘feast or famine’ way of working, but keeping track of your progress with KPIs is a great way of regaining control.

Designing a Logo with Feeling!

Designing a Logo with Feeling!

It's very important to clients that their logos properly represent their company values. How do you design a logo that communicates safety and wellbeing?

Creating a window sign with bespoke illustration

Creating a window sign with bespoke illustration

Case study: designing a window sign for Sweet As, with photos of their amazing cakes and bespoke illustration. A great way of using a window as an advert!

Self-employment: a cure for the common cold?

Self-employment: a cure for the common cold?

Should self-employment be bottled as a cure for the common cold? Freelancers can only reminisce about the care-free days of being able to ring in sick.

2016 - A Year in the Life of a Freelancer

2016 - A Year in the Life of a Freelancer

Just what does a freelance designer do all day anyway? I look back over another year in my freelancing journey.

The Making of Karla’s Little German Joke Book

The Making of Karla’s Little German Joke Book

The creative process behind taking a load of puns and sketches and turning them into a pocket-sized joke book to raise money for The Shakespeare Hospice

Self-employment and Swimming

Self-employment and Swimming

I ponder the similarities between swimming and self-employment. Who’s ready for some tenuous metaphors?

Karla's Little German Joke book

Karla's Little German Joke book

The story of Karla's Little German Joke Book, a tribute to my late mother's legendary sense of humour and a fundraising project for The Shakespeare Hospice

VLOG - Self-promotion Is Not a Dirty Word!

VLOG - Self-promotion Is Not a Dirty Word!

Why it's essential for freelancers to get over the fear of blowing their own trumpet (not a euphemism) and learn how to self-promote effectively

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