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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 – 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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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…

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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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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.

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Awesome Merchandise Meets Jack Watts

We discuss merch with Jack Watts aka Tattoos For Your Enemies. Discover how he became a tattoo artist and why it’s important to have merch at conventions.

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Top merch tips for tattoo artists

We get top merch tips from tattooist Jack Watts aka Tattoos For Your Enemies.

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Awesome Merchandise meets Gavin Strange

We met up with director and designer Gavin Strange at Birmingham Design Festival to discuss the advantages of having a side hustle and find out how to fit it in around a full-time job

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How to value your work

Struggling to price your work? Not sure how to decide it’s value? Chris Do, designer, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur gives his advice for anyone looking to succeed in the business of design.

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How to do great work without being an asshole

We speak with Los Angeles designer, CCO of Edenspiekermann, and author of How To Do Great Work Without Being An Asshole, Paul Woods.

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How to make an Awesome portfolio

We speak to Georgia Luckman from the Association of Illustrators to find out how to create a portfolio which will get you jobs!

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3 design truths they don’t teach you at uni

Founders of Birmingham Design Festival, Luke Tonge and Dan Alcorn discuss this year’s theme of ‘Truth’ and reveal what design truths they wish they could tell their younger selves.