Becoming a furniture designer

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Farmer, designer and maker of Luno furniture with her husband, Dan Knowles, in Los Angeles. I’m pretty obsessed with their work. Not only have they added beautiful speakers to the furniture, but there is room for a Whiskey bar inside as well. Ticking all of my boxes! You Read the full article…

Get a grip on copyright

  Getting a grip on copyright can be one of the greatest tools in your creative kit. I have met so many creatives who don’t understand copyright law, and this so often puts them at a disadvantage with their clients. I have studied copyright law, but it does change quite often, so it is important Read the full article…

How to self publish

This week I have been chatting to Chella Adgopul from Honeybee Books, about how to self publish. The world of publishing has changed so much over the years. With the birth of the internet there are more opportunities for people to publish their own work. In the past self publishing was viewed as more of Read the full article…

The emotion of business

If you are reading this article & enjoying the podcast, this is what I share with my mailing list every Wednesday. To join the gang you can sign up at the bottom of this page. When we talk about emotion and business they are two words that usually shouldn’t go together. If we are negotiating Read the full article…

Communication is key

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How to get paid on time

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Retreat your creativity

You may know that I have just come back from a writing retreat. Retreats weren’t really my bag before. I thought it was rather indulgent to take time off and retreat from the world, but I have now realised that it is so important to take time where and when we can to focus on Read the full article…

Dealing with difficult clients.

It doesn’t have to be painful. There will have been some point during your career when you have had to deal with difficult clients. You may have started off well with a good relationship, but as the work commitments piled on the relationship broke down. Usually there is a basic cause to the problem and Read the full article…

Comparing your career will kill it.

You will have days when you are building your creative career and are struck by the Comparison Killer. The comparison killer happens when you are doing just that…comparing yourself to your competition. Of course a bit of healthy competition helps us to keep moving forward and innovating. It only becomes a problem when it makes Read the full article…

Digital detox

I’m quitting! For the first time since Christmas I am taking a week off. This time I have decided to go one step further and have a digital detox. You might be like me, one of those people who checks their emails the moment they wake up, looks at Facebook and other social media platforms, Read the full article…