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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.

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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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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…

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Talking Tattoos with Simon Erl & Sam Layzell

We took a trip across to Hyde Park to visit Dragon Tattoo, a brand new tattoo shop run by Simon Erl & Sam Layzell. During our trip we learned all about their years of working together, reasons for starting a brand new tattoo shop and their plans for the future. Then afterwards we found some time for an unscheduled trip to one of Simon’s other ventures.

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GF Smith – From pulp to paper

We took a trip with GF Smith to see how iconic paper brand Colorplan is made.

Katie Abey, Awesome Merchandise, Illustrator
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Case Study – Katie Abey

We sit down with illustrator Katie Abey to discuss her journey into merch.

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Case Study – North Brewing Co.

We shine a spotlight on North Brewing Co. and see how they’ve used merch to help grow their brand.

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Awesome Merchandise x Birmingham Design Festival

Highlights from Birmingham Design Festival 2018!

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Phil Dean – We chat to the Shoreditch sketcher

When we heard Phil Dean, aka The Shoreditch Sketcher was hosting a workshop in Leeds, we jumped at the chance to pick his brains.

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Northern Bloc: The inside scoop on promotional merch

We get the inside scoop from Northern Bloc on the role branding and merchandise has played in their success.

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This is my office: Sean Mort

For our next instalment of “This is my office”, we sit down with printmaker and one half of Northern Craft, Sean Mort, to discuss the evolution of his home studio, travelling to shows and adult responsibilities

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This is my Office: Matt & Kellye Coffyn

We met up with Matt and Kellye Coffyn at their workshop in Leeds to get to know them better and see where the magic happens.

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Craft fairs: Tips from a first timer

Jewellery maker, Séarlait McCrea gives her top tips for anyone going to a craft fair for the first time.

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Interview with Magic Rock

We spoke to Rich & Dunc from Magic Rock about beers, beers and more beers!

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Leeds Art Hostel – The making of the Fred Dibnah Suite

Late last year, we helped break the news that Leeds was open...