The smartest design move you can make for your creative business.

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I bet you’re a multi passionate creator like me? I like making lot’s of different things, with different functions, different styles, using different materials, techniques and approaches. The variety of what I’m creating is what keeps me going, what keeps me from boredom, and brings new inspiration into my work. We as humans, naturally have […]

Making that Matters

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For quite some time I’ve been thinking about how makers (people like me, who design and make things) have a responsibility towards what we make. That what we make, add up in the grand scheme of our planet, our eco system and how we live our lives. That what we make matters. There’s so much […]

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How to be a newsletter pro.

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Let’s get a bit technical about newsletters. When you’ve figured out what to write about, how and who you’re writing to, you need to make it look professional as well. Let’s dive in!   Design. Make sure your newsletter has the same branding and over all feel as your website, letter head, postcards etc. Use […]

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How do you know if you can sell your pieces?

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Do you ever get doubts about whether you can sell your pieces? I mean, if anyone would actually like what you’ve created enough to buy it? If you’re designing things that you like – then how do you know if you can sell them? Should you be designing for your customer or for you? Actually […]

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The secret to creating unique designs

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Ever felt scared that the work you create might look like it’s inspired by someone else’s work? I mean, you know it’s not, but maybe you get a lot of ‘oh, your work reminds me so much of so and so’s work’ comments from people? I know I’ve had a ton of those comments. Sometimes it’s […]

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Why it’s important you design

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I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about if the designs and pieces you’re creating makes a difference? I do from time to time. I sometimes take myself in comparing the importance of what I’m doing, to …. say a doctor! Ever been there? I can’t recommend going there – at all! It’s not a healthy […]

3 simple tips to spice up your designs – part II

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When I was designing the final peices for Bachelor degree at Konstfack university in Stockholm, I remember having a kind of going round in circles moment – well it was more like a week than a moment – and it was really frustrating. I kept drawing the same shape over, and over, and over again. […]

The Design Process

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Did you ever wonder what the design process might look like? Well, I’ve given it a go in this little animation, explaining the different stages you go through from before the idea all the way through to finished design.   Click here to tweet about it!