How to make sales of your work

How to make more sales

How to make sales of your work can feel like an impossible task when you are starting out. You might have been making a few sales but now want to push to take your career to the next level. Shawna Beckmann of She Speaks Sales has created an amazing way of making sales without feeling Read the full article…

How to discover what creative career you want

Imogen Apparel, Creative Women International podcast

Finding your career path can be hard. You might have many interests and don’t know which one to choose. You aren’t alone in feeling this way. This article & podcast can help you to discover what creative career you actually want.

Take away the guilt.

Take away the guilt

Let’s take away the guilt from freelancing. I’m re-posting this image of my morning coffee on a mini break to Cornwall. You might be wondering what this has to do with guilt? When I started my career as a freelancer I was on call 24/7, I would jump if the phone rang and I was Read the full article…

Value your creativity

Successful failing

When we are creating something new we often forget that the failures along the way are as important as the final success. Valuing your creativity in all of its forms is so important. It helps you to keep going when the process is hard and it can help you to negotiate higher fees for your Read the full article…

How to work with passion rather than money

There are moments in your career when you need to forget about the money. This might sound like a strange thing to say, so let me explain why. As creatives it is nearly impossible to be creative if you are thinking or worrying about money. Have you ever tried to design something from a starting Read the full article…

Let’s talk about money!

Often as creatives we would rather hide under the duvet than talk about money. We have a love, hate relationship which isn’t always healthy. As we head towards the end of January I want you to take this time to really think about your finances. I’m not talking about the tax return, or how much Read the full article…

Planning For A Great Year

As we race towards the end of the year, I always think that this is a great time to review what you have achieved so far, and to plan for 2017. Planning for a great year takes structure, and not just the odd to-do-list. This is more about looking at what you want to achieve, Read the full article…

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…