Portrait of Richard Jackson of Forever Creative showing one of the vintage cameras from the studios prop store

PINNED POST : Tips on your Own Photography for Designers and Makers

By Richard Jackson | Sep 3, 2019

A collection of articles. tips and tutorials containing advice on product photography for designers and makers. From information on how to light your work, choosing appropriate backgrounds to creating…

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Guest Post : Essential tips for selling craft & design online from Folksy

By Camilla Westergaard | Sep 3, 2019

Are you thinking about selling your craft or design online? Folksy is one of the best places to sell in the UK. Camilla Westergaard from the Folksy team shares her top tips for selling online…

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SHOOT RETROSPECTIVE : Ceramics Photography for Febbie Day

By Richard Jackson | Aug 1, 2019

A ceramics photographic shoot  for maker Febbie Day ceramics. This shoot shows the various different styles that ceramics can be shot in. Ceramics are very interesting to photograph…

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Flatlay photography showing complete invitational suite of wedding stationery for maker Shells Bells

SHOOT RETROSPECTIVE : Handmade Wedding Stationery

By Richard Jackson | Jul 8, 2019

Michelle Thexton creates stunning handmade wedding stationery, with amazing typography, beautiful illustrations, all using different paper stocks and textured surfaces. Most shoots are a collaborative…

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CASE STUDY : CGB Giftware – Giftware Photography of an Entire Collection

By Richard Jackson | Jun 2, 2019

Wishing to achieve a balance between cost effectiveness and differentiation between images was of importance for this shoot, and the range consisted of different product types. Most shoots…

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Contemporary minimalist product photograph of painting by artist Kia Cannons

GUEST POST : Social Media for your Business by Kia Cannons

By Kia Cannons | May 16, 2019

“Knowing what tools to invest in to generate growth in your small business can be a challenge. There are so many options, and social media is a very popular choice for many, myself included…”

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Design & Print

Humbleprint did a wonderful job of printing all of my business stationery, and supplied me with really lovely paper and card stock too. If you'd like to support a small business instead of one of the big printing companies try Bob at Humbleprint.

"Print and design for small businesses – from business cards, leaflets, booklets and greetings cards, to stickers, posters, roller banners and more, HumblePrint does the (small) business."


Instagram Mentoring

I found Kia on Instagram as an artist, but noticed she also provided Instagram marketing advice. Thinking that it would be a good fit to get advice from another creative business, I ordered one of her Bespoke eBooks. Kia, describes herself as an Accidental InstaMarketeer, grew her account from 12 to 10,000 followers in one year and now has over 26,000 followers. Kia's standard eBook is on sale on her Etsy page,, or if you'd like to go for the bespoke version, send her a message at


Public Relations

Having been in contact with the chaps at Howling Moon PR, for a while now, they've been very helpful whilst discussing business and marketing matters, and are very highly recommended by mutual client Helen Russell. Located in London and Norfolk, they provide bespoke public relations, marketing and brand development. They offer an affordable, personal service and specialise in working with small and medium size businesses ensuring you get noticed by your potential customers.


Website Design

I've known Paul the founder of Aura Creative Media for many years, he heads up a team of website and digital specialists. With this team they enable greeting card designers and publishers to succeed online and work with some of the most respected greetings card designers in the UK. They're noted for taking a genuine interest in your business and listening.