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I know bloggers are supposed to be good with words, but I still haven’t really worked out how to eloquently say this so…erm, SURPRISE – I’m growing a human! I hope you can excuse the 5 month blog silence because things have been quite busy around here, but I’m finally back in a good place and ready to tell you about my newest project: a mini-me. So here’s a little life update: In October I...

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The world of Freelancing is a bit of a mystery to most – it’s very different to the 9-5 norm and the older generations don’t really understand why anyone would want to leave a secure job. I’ve been doing my best to navigate life as a Freelancer since I was made redundant back in July 2016 – 2 years ago now, eek! Some people might think that I should be an expert on everything freelance...

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It’s a question that I’m hearing a lot recently – How can I be my own boss? Maybe you’re feeling unfulfilled or trapped in your current job? I totally feel you on that one – it was the main reason I quit my first job as a designer in a studio. Or maybe you’re great with ideas or numbers and have always dreamt of running your own business? At primary school I made my own...

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I’ve mentioned it in passing, but I thought it was about time I talked about it properly; at the end of 2016 I became a member at a co-working space. Located in Zone 1, just down the road from both central London (Tottenham Court Road) and Camden, the former hospital turned co working space is a hub of exciting business ventures and entrepreneurial spirit. Meet Camden Collective; resourceful, creative and one of a kind. We all...

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Hi! Hello stranger, it’s me! When life gets in the way… I have to make a choice; put my energy into blogging OR look after myself (and sleep). Although I do sometimes forget, I’m slowly getting better at remembering that I’m not super woman and I can’t do everything! Sorry for the radio silence. Being a slashie (aka a person with several job titles – graphic designer /businesswomen /writer /blogger /vlogger /girlboss), I’ve become well...

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What do Graphic Designers, Fashion Designers and Advertisers all have in common? (This isn’t the start of a bad joke, I promise!) Well, obviously they are all creatives. But as industries which work for and with people, they all have to think about branding. Branding is important to clients. From cat food businesses to museums, all have a target customer to appeal to using a set of morals and an image. Branding isn’t just about...

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As a student, you’re often told that ‘the real learning begins once you get into industry’. Having recently made the transition from Graphic Design student to Graphic Design graduate I am definitely starting to get a taste of what that means. Freelancing is a bit of a scary word for me. You work for a client, from your home, on your own, talking via phone and email (and meetings if you’re lucky) and set your...

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