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A little reminder to look at your own progression, not others

I originally posted this on my Facebook but after the response I got I decided it’d be good to share with you, just in case anyone else is struggling with self esteem and needs to know they’re not the only one. I was going to post something whiny about how I feel pretty mediocre compared…

Is this a personal blog then? 

I’ve never been great at keeping blogs alive for very long periods, despite having made so many over the past 15+ years. There have been livejournals, WordPress blogs, tumblr accounts, and all sorts of random accounts where I dump my thoughts, but they only get attention for a few months at a time before life…

Liverpool Print Fair was definitely worth the effort

So Liverpool Print Fair finally came and went last weekend and it was another great success. Not only did we get a brilliant response from the public but the sellers seemed to be really pleased at the end of the day, and that makes me feel amazing.  It’s been a lot of work organising the…

It’s all going surprisingly well, thanks

It’s really satisfying to be able to tell people my freelance life is off to a great start. Not that I’m bragging to them but I’ve always struggled with my confidence when it comes to my skills, so I had my worries when I began working for myself.  My path to the freelance life was…

Losing track of what day it is

I’ve been freelancing for three weeks now and I’ve seen such a change in the pattern of my work in that small amount of time. At first I must have been just happy to have a week off, doing whatever I felt like and getting around 5 hours work in a day, weekends included. This…

Just trying hard for now

I’m now officially a freelance web designer as of three weeks ago. Hooray! It’s pretty scary when I stop to think about it, but right now I have no time for that because I’m so damn busy.  I’ve been wondering what to do with this website seeing as I’m not really an illustrator, despite my…

OFFF16 – The year of the micro content

Another year, another amazing OFFF. The overall theme of the talks was pretty similar to the usual ‘work hard, play more, share more’ ideas. I definitely noticed an increased focus on shareable micro content though, which keeps an audience engaged for the supposed 8 seconds we each get to impress them. With so much information being so…

Love print? Join us at The Print Social

If you’re interested in printmaking, from a vague curiosity to a full blown obsession or career, we’d love you to join us sometime at one of our socials. There have been two so far with a range of attendees who are into loads of different print methods.

A long overdue update

This have been pretty quiet on my blog lately, but that’s not because I’ve had nothing to write about. If fact I probably have enough to talk about to backdate posts for every other week since September, but I’ve been too carried away with the real world to write anything. I doubt people come here…

I LOVE Reasons To Be Creative!

Oh, wow. What an amazing three days this week started with! If you’ve not heard of Reasons to be Creative, it’s a 3 day, 3 track conference held in Brighton on the first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of September and it is excellent. Not only is it run by a man who pours his heart…

Look at all the things I’ve made!

I never did write that TEDx post, did I? Sorry! Maybe next time. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (or are a friend on Facebook) you might have seen that I’ve been making loads of stuff lately. Just this bank holiday weekend I spent 15 hours in The Bluecoat covering myself in ink…

My Thoughts on Designival 2014

You may have noticed by now that I attend a lot of conferences, talks and creative events. This is probably because I’m addicted to the buzz I get from being surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do, creative or otherwise. Last week I decided to attend Designival, a half day of talks hosted…

I think that’s enough tongues to last me a while

I’ve been drawing a lot of tongues lately and I’m starting to feel I need to try something else. It all started with an obsession with ice cream (because the sun was out) and now it’s morphed into whole cities being destroyed by giant squidgy pink things. I think I’ll have to draw something totally…

The Meat Conference 2014

The Meat Conference is a brand new conference based in Aberdeen about the side project, and having so much love for what you do that you find time outside of your day to day to do it.

I’d love to inspire you, but microphones scare the hell out of me

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about public speaking, and how I want to inspire and encourage audiences along with all the cool people up at the front at conferences. The problem is, speaking in front of an audience scares the hell out of me. Seriously, I can’t even ask questions at the end of…

Stay at work, get loads done

I’ve just spent the past 2 hours at the office, still in the mindset for getting on with things and I got loads done on my new theme.

Books, books, books! I love reading.

Just finished reading another fantasy trilogy and loved it, so thought I’d share incase you’re interested. So far this year I’ve read these series: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Night Angel by Brent Weeks Hunger Games was good, but written for a younger audience…

Next Fair: Inprint Liverpool, 16th March

I thought I’d mention the next place I’ll be selling my work at, just in case anyone is interested! Sunday 16th March at HAUS in Liverpool.