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…
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.