Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Hello and Goodbye

Well a new year has come around again and with it come lots of new changes for my business. I'm moving on.

As you may already know, I have a brand spanking new website and with that comes a new blog/diary of my day to day goings on.

For many years I have written a lot about working within the creative industry and I've interviewed many, many inspirational designers who have all shared their knowledge and experience with me. Giving us all secret insider tips and much needed advice.

But now I've decided that it's time for me and for my business to grow. So I'm leaving this blog behind so that I can concentrate solely on designing and manufacturing my product.

However, I have decided not to close this blog as it really has helped many designers, new and experienced over the years. I've put all the blog posts together, so why not book mark this page and come back to it as and when you need to.

So grab a cuppa, delve in and hunt out some great tips and advice from the people who have been there, done that! Find out about licensing your work, trade shows, markets, selling online, getting published in magazines, building a website or just read these truly inspirational stories! (All blog posts listed with links below)

You can also purchase my own personal background story and tips on working within the creative industry.

E Book - From Little Things - The story of the birth of my business - The ups, downs, tips and advice
E book Mini - Selling to shops and wholesale
E Book Mini - Trade Show Secrets
E Book Mini - Markets



Surface Pattern Design

Top Tips Part 1
- Including tips from Lotta Jansdotter, Rachael Taylor, Elizabeth Olwen, Bethan Janine, Racel Cave, Jessica Wilde, Mel Smith Designs, Rosa and Clara Designs, Sophie Honeybelle, Mary Tanana, Gillian Arnold

Top Tips Part 2
- Including tips from Zoe Ingram, Flora Waycott, Pink Light Licensing, Jilly P, Jessica Hogarth, Victoria Johnson, Khristian Howell, Jill McDonald, Yuyu, Valerie Foster, Rosie Simons, Veronica Galbraith, Julie Hamilton

Dawn Machell
Miriam Bos
Victoria Johnson

Going from Hobby to Business

Poppy Treffry
Dots and Spots
Snapdragon
Charlotte Macey
Claudine Hellmuth
Kids Art
Plushka's Craft

Manufacturing and Selling Online

Rosa and Clara Designs
Gabriella Buckingham
Skinny Laminx
Bread and Jam
Clara and Macy
Angie Spurgen

Trade Shows

Ali benyon - Life Instyle Tradeshow, Melbourne
ZZ Totz - LifeInstyle Tradeshow, Melbourne
The Writing Bureau
 - Part 1
 - Part 2
Amor Amor
Baby Button
Marni Franks

Getting Press Coverage

Gidddy Kipper
Tickle the Imagination


Other

Time Management - Judit Szilagyi
Wholesale - Anika Bee
Little Lou and Enoch and Plonk - Branding
Handmade Love - Branding




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