thortful x Rosie Johnson Illustrates

Well hello there! This is very exciting! I mean, I’ve got my own blog, but I’m pretty sure only my mum reads that … so I’m very chuffed to have been invited to write this one instead! My name is Rosie Johnson from the imaginatively titled Rosie Johnson Illustrates. I do exactly what it says on the…

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thortful x Emmy Lupin: The journey of a new creator

A few weeks ago, we created a brand new creator guide blog post. It’s full of info to get you started and on a roll. But what about when you’re a few weeks in? What should you expect from your journey into creating cards? How can you thrive with thortful? We spoke to one of…

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Self Care When Working From Home Part 2

Recently the world has started opening up again, but we know that a lot of you work from home permanently as small business owners. Following on from part 1, we’re looking at some of our very own creator top tips for staying sane when you’re stuck in the house! Who better to give you ideas…

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Creator Basics Part 5 – Copyright

Last time in our creator basics series, we spoke about creating content. Now it’s time to talk about what you can do if your content gets ripped off. Recently, we’ve had more and more creators come to us about cards they’ve spotted on other sites being copies of their designs. So, in light of this…

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Creator basics part 4 – Content creation, showcasing your designs and building your social media presence 👩🏽‍💻

Now that we’ve gone through the basics of uploading your designs and maximising your slot potential, let’s go through how to showcase your designs. Marketing is your best friend and the most inexpensive, effective, and accessible method is social media. If you don’t already have them, consider creating Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook accounts for your…

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‘Are You Ok?’ campaign!

As you may know, in May we celebrated ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. It’s a cause that’s important to thortful so we teamed up with Public Health England to support their ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign. We asked you – our very talented creators, to create some cards that fit into our ‘Are You Ok?’ card range…

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Father’s Day social sharing assets!

Father’s Day is almost here and the pre-release collection is live! Shout about your amazing designs and hard work with our social sharing assets! Example card is by ‘Treacle and Blush’. HOW TO USE: Simply pick an image and save it. Pop it into the design programme of your choice, be it Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate…

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Self care when working from home 🌞

As you may know, it’s ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and we think it’s really important to address health and wellness – especially after a challenging year. As creatives, we know a lot of you will be spending most of your time working on your designs alone at home which can be a challenge in itself.…

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Creator basics part 3 – The do’s and don’ts of card designing.

If you read last weeks blog post (Which I highly advise) you’ll have seen our advice on how to optimise slots and what helps a design be accepted into the main catalogue. But what happens when you don’t make the catalogue and you don’t know why? As you can imagine with thousands of cards uploaded…

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