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Product Photography – Take Great Photos Of Your Merch With Your Phone

Today, mobile phones are less about making a call and more about everything else. Capturing that Instagrammable moment and getting the content right out there for everyone to see RIGHT NOW!

That being said, we don’t need to get into the technology being put into smartphones. We’ve all seen the fidget spinner memes about a certain popular brand. The question is, do you even need a DLSR camera to take good photos of your merch for the web? We think – probably not. 

You’ve got your merch, so let’s jump right in and take some shots using some of the built-in features on (most) smartphones.

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New Distro Store By Sophie Williams (Millennial Black)

We received an unsolicited instagram message from Sophie Williams on Wednesday, by Friday we had all the products in the store and orders were coming in from all over the World.

 

We wanted to highlight this really great collaboration that landed on our lap last week. It was a whirlwind few days but we think sometimes it’s really worthwhile to push the boat out.

 

Check out the Millennial Black store here.

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7 Creative Ideas For Business Cards

The humble business card has been around for hundreds of years. It the easiest, cheapest and most effective way of sealing that good impression at trade fairs, business meetings, chance encounters. You never know who you might bump into on a plane, or in a pub.

 

Over the years, business cards have become this placeholder for stale, corporate design but there are many ways to look at this as a tiny rectangle of opportunity, not a box to quickly scribble down some details on a word processor and press print.

 

Like most things, it comes down to design. If you have a great design then you’re all set. If you don’t have a great design, then it’s time to get some inspiration here, here, here, here or here. These are our favourites right now anyway…

 

Below are 7 ideas for looking at business cards differently. A lot of these can’t even be categorised as business cards, they are just taking the shape and running with it to create something functional and beautiful while saving money in the process.

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Brudenell Social Distancing Club

We wanted to use our blog to spotlight this great little project by our favourite music venue / pool hall / crisp emporium Brudenell Social Club

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Working From Home – Simon Beale (Bearded Creative Studio)

#workingfromhome is a way of helping out newcomers to the home studio life and hopefully reassuring people that it’s possible to be productive while everything around you is up in the air.

 

Number three in a new series of self isolation insights, we digitally met Simon Beale, starting his full time freelance career right now might seem crazy to some but it’s the only way!

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Product Photography – How To Set Up A Home Studio

I am sure that the announcement on Monday the 23rd of March didn’t come as a shock to most people. At Awesome we are lucky to have invested in photography equipment over the past few years, but do you really need to? A lot of us have found ourselves working from home, it is true to say that many of us will be getting to know our own four walls intimately over the next three weeks or so.

 

Because of this we thought it would be a great time to show you that you don’t need to spend loads of money (or even time) setting up a small corner of your home to get those all important white background product shots for your Etsy, website or Instagram. We will also take you step by step through our process of refining the images to get the best results using photoshop – on a budget.

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Working From Home – Drew Millward

#workingfromhome is a way of helping out newcomers to the home studio life and hopefully reassuring people that it’s possible to be productive while everything around you is up in the air.

 

The third in an ongoing series (as long as this lockdown lasts) of self isolation insights, we speak to the man behind all your favourite Leeds based illustration work, Drew Millward. There was an ultimately unsuccessful coup a few years to install Drew as the King of Leeds, but his legend grows stronger every day, as does his work. Even fatherhood can’t keep him down, but will this virus? Read below to find out…

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Working From Home – Tom J Newell

#workingfromhome is a way of helping out newcomers to the home studio life and hopefully reassuring people that it’s possible to be productive while everything around you is up in the air.

 

The second in a new series of self isolation insights, we caught up (via email) with Tom J Newell about instability being the status quo when you add a little one into the freelance equation.

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Working From Home – Sam Dunn

#workingfromhome is a way of helping out newcomers to the home studio life and hopefully reassuring people that it’s possible to be productive while everything around you is up in the air.

 

The first in a new series of self isolation insights, we spoke to one of our favourite artists, makers & customers Sam Dunn about how this is kinda business as usual for her.

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Work:life Balance with Louise from The Printed Peanut

We travelled deep into Yorkshire to visit Louise Lockhart, the owner of The Printed Peanut. While we were there we ate cake while Louise spoke passionately about a huge change in her work life, we also ate cake while she told us the secret to her success. Check out the videos and some photos below, we’re just off to eat some cake…

Leeds Beer Week, Awesome Merchandise
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Awesome Merchandise x Leeds Beer Week

We talk Leeds Beer Week with founder Matt Gorecki, and discover more about the festival and how you can get your hands on their tasty merch range.

Awesome Merchandise, Tote bag, totes
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10 top tips for designing tote bags

Discover the top tote bag tips from the awesome creatives behind The Travelling Canvas designs.

Working From Home - Bobbi Rae

#workingfromhome is a way of helping out newcomers to the home studio life and hopefully reassuring people that it’s possible to be productive while everything around you is up in the air.

 

Number five in a new series of self isolation insights, we’ve been trying to sit down with Bobbi Rae for the best part of a year now. She’s on a real hot streak and this COVID-19 situation couldn’t have come at a worse time in a lot of ways. But it’s all about adapting and turning things into a positive. Bobbi also imparts her wisdom on late mornings and late nights and how it’s important to work when it’s best for you, rather than conforming to a structure just because it’s what everybody does.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 by seandmort
awesome merchandise, promote your awesome
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Promote your Awesome

We’ve thousands of options available to help you create the perfect print and merch range for your business.

t-shirts, Awesome Merchandise, events
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Make your event Awesome!

From kitting out your staff and stand to sorting out your freebies, we’ve thousands of options to help you add those all-important finishing touches to your event.

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Case Study – Working with Topshelf Records

We take a look at how we work with independent record label Topshelf Records.