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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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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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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How to Spot a Trend

If you’ve seen any Pack a Punch Designs on thortful then you’ll know that they are all based around current trends and themes, from the dangers of auto-correct, to the collective female obsession with Tom Hardy. But how do you spot these trends? Sophie, the brains behind the brand, gives us the lowdown on identifying all…

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A Cup of Tea With…Hoppy Bunnies

If you caught some of our excellent Instagram takeover by Lucy Player from Hoppy Bunnies over the weekend, you’ll have been treated to a glimpse of those cute little critters she illustrates! We sat down for a cup of tea with Lucy and asked her for the lowdown on where the idea for bunnies came from, her creative inspo and…

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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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