Our Very First #thortfulillustrates Design Brief!

Psssst… In case you didn’t know, one of our original thortful creators Jon Higham teaches illustration to the rather lucky students of Sussex Coast College, Hastings! In aid of givingsomething back, a little while ago, thortful decided to team up with Jon and his students to give them a shiny new project: to design some AWESOME greeting cards! Eager-faced…

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A Cup of Tea With…oi Doris

After meeting Ann Worsnip aka oi Doris at #PGLive, we were left wowed by her incredible, artistic designs created just with a TYPEWRITER!  Ahead of her #thortfulTakeover this coming weekend, we sat down for a chat with the face of oi Doris to find out her secrets to creating greeting cards using only a typewriter. Oh, and she…

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A Cup Of Tea With…Liz Harry

What happens when thortful teams up with Liz Harry ahead of her #thortfulTakeover? The lady who has designed legendary artwork for some of the world’s biggest music stars? Well, a huge catch-up for starters as she spills the beans on all the famous artists she’s worked for. Juicy! What’s the very first thing you do when you wake up?…

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Starting Out and Getting Seen: 4 Top Tips For thortful Success!

So you’ve created your account, customised your profile, and uploaded some fantastic card designs…but what now? As with all new creative ventures, getting your thortful cards in front of the right audience will really help to ensure they are a success, especially if you’re starting your design career from scratch. Read on for our top…

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7 Inspirational Photographers You Should be Following on Instagram

A picture can speak a thousand words and evoke so much emotion, so with that in mind, we wanted to celebrate all things photography here at thortful this month. Aside from our talented photography creators who capture beautiful moments from behind the lens, Instagram is an exceptional platform to seek photography inspiration. Search a host…

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Brush Up Your Designs

Let your imagination run wild with these free PS brush sets hand-picked by the thortful team. Download our favourite kits of high-res brush strokes to fuel your creativity. Why not show us the results and upload those card designs here! 1. Coloured Pencil Brush Pack Download Pencil Brushes 2. Paint Brush Pack Download Paint Brushes 3. Watercolour Brush Pack Download Watercolour Brushes…

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6 Ways To Capture A Stunning Photograph

Is your camera just gathering dust because you don’t really know ‘where to start’ when it comes to taking a brilliant photograph? We spoke to Dave Peck, who knows how to take a fantastic photograph or two, and he shared his six top tips for achieving a magical picture. Here’s what he had to say: “As a landscape/seascape…

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