My year in review : 2018

Far out. Where did this year go? I know we all say it, but seriously, was 2018 the fastest year in history? I cannot believe I actually had a baby this year, it still blows my mind haha  So how was your year? Did you take steps forward in your business? Did your...

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Spend Less Time in your Inbox

You’re pretty sure that when you decided to do this biz thing, you signed up to be a graphic designer. Yet, somehow, you’re also the creative talent, the receptionist, the bookkeeper, the client manager, the email bitch and the errand runner as well.And the truth is...

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Thinking of quitting your biz? Read this first.

Her eyes were bloodshot. Her nails were bitten to the quick. And she had the desperate air of a woman one e-mail away from completely losing her sh*t.   She told me gravely... “I’m done. At this point, I can't do it anymore, my clients suck and I'm poor, I should just...

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Getting ready for the Christmas quiet time

There are good parts and bad parts about the arrival of Christmas. Holiday tunes, good cheer, festive food and a few weeks break are all firmly in the “good” column. But watching your bank balance dwindle, pretending to love your mother-in-law’s present and suffering...

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Stop Asking Me How To Get Clients

Okay, so that subject line may have a dollop of PMS sprinkled over it 😉, but as a creative mentor and someone that designers come to for help,there is one question that drives me BONKERS.Yep. you guessed it: How do I get clients?Look, I love my students, my clients...

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How to get your marketing butt into gear

  "I know I need to market my business, Anna. But honestly? I can’t be f*cked. Have you seen my to-do list?  And –" I’m gonna go ahead and stop you right there, lady. Marketing your business sucks. I get it. And unless your favourite hobby is coming up with cool af...

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