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Your Ultimate Guide to Graduation Gifts under £20

Your Ultimate Guide to Graduation Gifts under £20

I've got a round-up of the best small-business cards and gifts for any graduate, all under £20. Of course, you'll need a card too - and I have included a selection of funny and keepsake cards here too.

London Marathon 2024: the best gift guide for runners

London Marathon 2024: the best gift guide for runners

This weekend sees the London Marathon 2024 - a huge event, seeing over 40,000 runners take to the streets of the capital. It's a huge achievement to run the London Marathon, so here's my round up of small business gifts for the incredible athletes who complete the race!

What does an illustrator do all day?

What does an illustrator do all day?

What does an illustrator do all day? Here's a typical work day for me... from creating and packing greetings cards and skyline prints, to working on client commissions and creating training content.

Love and Laughter: a selection of thoughtful and funny Valentine's cards

Love and Laughter: a selection of thoughtful and funny Valentine's cards

Valentine's Day needn't be a big deal - I've never been a fan of OTT romance - but I do like a nice Valentine's card. If you can choose something really personal, or make your partner laugh, you know you're onto a winner.

Ten Years On: the Valentine's card that changed my life

Ten Years On: the Valentine's card that changed my life

Ten years ago this week, in late December 2013, I came up with a greetings card design that ended up changing my entire life in just a few short months.

Here's the full story of my Cheesy Valentine's Card.

Embracing Local in 2023: Liverpool Neighbourhood Skylines and Markets

Embracing Local in 2023: Liverpool Neighbourhood Skylines and Markets

At the beginning of 2023 I knew that I had to make some changes to my business.  2022 had been tough, with lots of changes in my life, and I'd taken my eye off the ball a bit. Sales had really slowed down, I was feeling lonely working from home, and I had to do something to rediscover some passion for my business.

Football Stadium Skylines

Football Stadium Skylines

In 2020, Man City WFC got in touch asking me to work on a project with them to help promote the upcoming Super League derby. They wanted me to add the Etihad stadium to my existing Manchester skyline illustration, and then they planned to get their football players to "paint Manchester blue".

Graduation Grammar - how do you write a degree title?

Graduation Grammar - how do you write a degree title?

Graduation season is upon us again, and every year I get customer messages asking for some help with the grammar and punctuation surrounding degrees and graduation - so, how do you write a degree title? I have put together a handy guide to help you eliminate any embarrassing errors.

Alternative Mother's Day Cards for Blended Families

Alternative Mother's Day Cards for Blended Families

Mother's Day can be a funny one. In the past I've sent Mother's Day cards to lots of different people - my Mum, stepmums, my ex-partner's mum - I know as well as anyone that it can be tricky to find just the right card for someone who's not-your-mum-but-deserves-a-card-anyway.

Making the Big Move - from the Spare Room to a Shared Studio

Making the Big Move - from the Spare Room to a Shared Studio

Moving out of my house into a shared studio was one of the best things I did – for my sanity and my business.  It shifted my work-life balance and made everything work much better for me.

From Call Centre to Full Time Self-employed

From Call Centre to Full Time Self-employed

After I graduated from Liverpool John Moores in 2002 I was a bit disillusioned by the whole creative world.  The internet wasn’t really a thing, and career options seemed to be either working in a flashy graphics agency (not my scene) or freelance illustration, which seemed scarier and more precarious than I wanted to contemplate.