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1st March 2018 - No Comments!

Moving my services

Rachel has moved her services to Contrario.

Starting my own business was a dream come true. Something I had dreamt about since my first day in a design studio when I was 16 (20 years ago!!). I recently made the tough decision to close the business, and move my services to my husbands company Contrario. Read more...

22nd December 2017 - No Comments!

This is the season

I’ve been awfully quite on the social media front over the past two years and this is largely because of my baby girl. I’ve come to realise that my business and my career will always be there but my girl she’s growing up fast and I won’t get these years back and so for this short season my focus has been and will continue to be for now - her. Read more...

21st July 2017 - No Comments!

Creative vs intelligence

All my life I have been referred to as 'arty' and very rarely in a complimentary way as if being 'arty' is something to be frowned upon or isn't as good as being academic (clever). And when people start to talk about academia they refer to me as 'creative' like somehow creativity and being academic are opposing forces or you have to be one and not the other. Read more...

9th June 2017 - No Comments!


There's this cycle of agreement amongst creatives, I believe Marcus Romer tweeted 'The Creative Process: 1. This is awesome 2. This is tricky 3. This is shit 4. I am shit 5. This might be ok 6. This is awesome'. This tweet was shared thousands of times and posters have been made out of it. Read more...

21st April 2017 - No Comments!

Creating a visual language

You've all heard it said, 'your logo isn't your branding!', which is true. But what is? Your logo is definitely part of the visual toolkit designed to be instantly recognisable with your product or service. Branding is really about creating a visual language for your brand, your unique story and message. Read more...

11th November 2016 - No Comments!

Finding your spark again

We all get those days when we just aren't feeling it. When the ideas don't come and we just stare at a blank page. But what do you do if those days turn into weeks and feelings of inadequacy creep in more and more, perpetuating that feeling, and you are just paralysed by the lack of ideas. Read more...