THE STUDIO BLOG
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…Read more >
“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…”Read more >
The space in which I use to photograph work has always been very important. The room next door to the current studio became available and I jumped at the chance of extending the current…Read more >
“There’s lots being said about the decline of the high street with the focus being on the big names, but are things changing? Take a look around the corner and you’ll discover pop-up shops,…”Read more >
The client brief mentioned that the products were to be pitched as a sophisticated choice in the greetings card market, which is why I kept it simple and elegant…Read more >
“I wrote this post to share my experience of doing my first trade show as a maker. In April 2018 I exhibited at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate…Read more >
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."
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, http://etsy.me/2Ec4rlf, or if you'd like to go for the bespoke version, send her a message at www.instagram.com/sticksandink
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.
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.