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Austin’s upcoming new and exciting artist – Rocio

At Awesome Merchandise, we work with incredibly talented art...
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Awesome Merchandise Meets NTU Join: Let’s Talk Zines

On the 18th of March, our Senior Designer here at Awesome Me...
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A Guide to Freelance throughout Lockdown: Hollie Fuller

This past year has been incredibly tough on us all - and we ...
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AWESOME MERCH 15K GRANT SCHEME

To celebrate our 15th birthday, we are delighted to announce that we are offering three support grants totalling 15k. We will work alongside the three grant recipients.

Check out our website here to see our entire range of printed merchandise.

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Side Hustles and Social Media with Laurence White

We caught up with Essex based painter and freelance TV producer Laurence White as he embarked on his most time sensitive project to date, a painting for the Liverpool Right-Back, Trent Alexander-Arnold. 

 

Laurence has an Awesome connection, he went to Loughborough University with our videographer Tom Avery. Tom was studying Visual Communication and Laurence was a Business undergrad. Tom had no idea Laurence had a passion for picking up a paint brush. They have kept in touch and worked together on various content projects. 

 

Laurence seems to have a gift for being in the right place at the right time with his art. But it’s all part of the plan, one rooted in business and a practical, determined mindset.

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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…

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.

Tattoos For Your Enemies, Awesome Merchandise, Jack Watts, Foil, Art Prints
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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.

Tattoos For Your Enemies, Awesome Merchandise, Jack Watts
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Top merch tips for tattoo artists

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

Gavin Strange, Awesome Merchandise, Birmingham Design Festival
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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