One thing I love about OMB (One Minute Briefs) is the amazing community; I met Clare of Ampersand Writing through it, and was over the moon when she sent me a message over Twitter asking if I’d like to work with her on a series of hand-lettered ampersands for her website. I, of course, didn’t hesitate - handlettering and ampersands? Yes please!
It’s October, witches! Also known as the best month of the year because it’s when Halloween comes around! For this year I’ve decided to launch an Advent Hal-endar, where everyday I’ll release a new illustration. This page will be regularly updated with all of my illustrations, so keep your eyes peeled, and enjoy!
It all started on a Sunday afternoon when I decided that I needed a nap.
I had a really tough week; work had been hectic, and my social life was, well, social, and my energy bar was rapidly running low. It didn’t help that I was trying to do some hand-lettering outside of work - which was just another thing to add to the never-ending pile - and I was experiencing “burnout”. I never had this before; at uni I was usually very good at juggling my part-time job, my internship and my uni courses, so being burnout was a strange concept to me.
So I had a nap.
The other day I was thinking about donuts - Krispy Kreme donuts, to be exact. How they come in all shapes and sizes, some with lots of sprinkles and fancy patterns and others with just a thin layer of sugar glaze…
I can’t believe that it’s that time of year again! And, as always, I’m late to the party… I’m still battling a huge artist block so this year I wanna do something simple and dip into lettering again. I’ve always wanted to do a project of “hellos” but the other day I thought - why not do “goodbyes” instead?
Elizabunni is a JFashion (Japanese fashion) enthusiast based in the UK, and one day she approached me to create a logotype and watermark featuring her new brand name ‘Bunnie Banshee’. It’s not everyday that I get to draw cute characters for a logo, so I immediately jumped at the opportunity. Plus, how could I say no to drawing ghost-bunnies?
My friend Vi (of Vi Young) is an amazing photographer. Call me biased, but she’s so good at event photography, and one day she sent me a little message asking if I was able to do some branding for her. And the rest is history!
I realised that I had already started doing short blog posts before I even introduced myself - how rude of me! - so howdy, hey, hi. I’m Lizzie and I’m a designer and hand-letterer from the land of Harry Potter and afternoon tea.
I’ve had imposter syndrome for as long as I can remember. Every time I made an achievement I felt as it was because I got lucky, instead of the fact that I just worked very hard to get where I’m at. Some days I have these voices in my head that I’m an imposter, and they go hand-in-hand with Mrs. Self-Doubt who joins in by saying that I’m not good enough. Mr Imposter Syndrome and Mrs Self-Doubt can sometimes overpower me and drain all of my creative energy.
Last week I got a message that my work had been stolen and sold on eBay. Yep, stolen. So I hopped over to investigate and did everything that any normal person would do - rant in despair, endlessly report them, and lay wide awake for a response from eBay. Luckily I managed to get the listings taken down but then lil’ old me decided to have a look around to see if it was sold anywhere else...
And wouldn’t you know, it was.