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Joanne Griffin ✏️ Designer
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I know so many of you are creative retail businesses who are busy sending out lots of orders for that last minute Christmas rush. So I created a mini meditation that is less than 5 minutes to fit into busy days and give you a few moments to stop and breathe during the rush 💛 . This is a new venture for me but something I'm super passionate about so would love your feedback and if you’d like more meditations in the future? Listen in on my blog (link in bio) or on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify 💫
Expand your chest and keep your heart open. Don’t shut it off even when things are manic or stressful. . This is something I learnt in yoga to not hunch over (or try to!) and close your heart space. It means your emotional heart has space, stays open and releases blocked emotions. Meaning you stay connected to your intuition and true feelings 💛 . The cobra poses perfect for this so give it a go and let me know how you feel! 💫
I was working on a design brief with a client and we were discussing seasonal colour palettes. I’m definitely the Spring colour theme and she was Autumn. Do you use the colour theory of seasons in your brand? And if so I’d love to know what season you are! . These graphic buttons are what I created for my website as I love the mark making style. But it’s always fun mixing up styles or creating something new for a design brief. And being an extended part of your team and working together 121 is my fave part of the design process. From what deciding on your colour palette to understanding as your ‘why’ as it’s woven into all aspects of your visual identity. . If you need a helping hand as you’re trying to do all the things then do get in touch as I’d love to help you with creating a design style that suits you and your business 💫
The affirmation this week is all about gratitude. You’ve gotta have an attitude of gratitude a la The Secret so you bring all the good things in life towards you. As focusing on the negative never helps. But it’s easily done - I slip all the time! . So today I am grateful for everything in my life and appreciate everything from the big and little things. And everything else in between! 💛
Have you been Christmas comp shopping yet? Christmas is the ideal time to check out what’s going on to inform your product development for 2019. And the shops are full of festive goodness! 🎄🌟⛄️ . If you can’t get out as you’re too busy with orders then I’ve rounded up some of my favourite Christmas Comp Shopping 2018 trends for you to be inspired by on the Elevate Your Curiosity podcast. Listen in on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or on my blog 🎧
The Building a Successful Fashion Brand workshop is back! After everyone who attended loved the first event in September - Elizabeth, Catherine and I hosting it again in January 🙌 . This workshop is for you whether you're in the ideas stage, you've just launched or you've had your own brand for years. We cover a broad range of topics of running your business that it will be useful regardless of what stage you're at! . The day will cover everything you need to launch and grow a fashion brand. From designing, sourcing, price architecture & everything else in between. . DM me for more info or head to the Workshops tab on the link in my bio. And thanks to everyone who came last time. Your feedback was so lovely > ‘The speakers were really knowledgeable in their specialist fields' 💛
Are you clear on the USPs of your business, from your brand purpose, design identity and product range? Knowing why you’re unique is vital to stand out from your competition and show off your personal business style. . If you need a bit of help shining a light on what your brand stands for then you have to check out the brand, design & product USP checklist. Especially if you’re a creative retailer, designer-maker or blogger. I created this freebie for just for you! 💫 . You’ll find handy tips, extra resources, a checklist of questions and things to think about while you’re discovering and working out the USPs of your brand. It’s the perfect exercise to journal over and dive into what makes your business special. So grab a cuppa (or glass of wine) and dig in! 🍷 . Click on the Freebies tab @arnoldandbird to grab yours today 📝
This was the first bespoke wedding stationery I completed for my friends Gemma & Tim, or G&T as I like to call them 🍸 I wasn’t intending on going into custom wedding stationery but offering to help a friend meant other couples came a knocking 💛 Which I’m so thankful for . Have you ever fallen into a job, project or hobby that you weren’t expecting? I bet there’s so many good stories of your serendipity moments out there 💫 . Also how awesome is the word serendipity #wordporn for sure . . . . . . . . #rockmywedding#pinterestwedding#bridalmusings#loveintentionally#loveandwildhearts#huffpostido#ruffledblog#rocknrollbride#wearegettingmarried#engagedlife#imgettingmarried#soontobemrs#imengaged#brideandgroomtobe#shesaidyes💍 #planningawedding#wedmin#wereengaged#justsaidyes#heputaringonit#weddingseason2018#happilyengaged#goingtothechapel#marryingmybestfriend#bespokeweddings#bespokeweddingstationery#bespokeinvitations#englishwedding
The weekend is a time to recoup and relax. Making it a perfect time to set an intention for the upcoming week 💫 I’ve set mine and you’re welcome to use it too if you’d like 💛 . ‘I am creatively abundant and creativity flows to me daily’ . What’s your intention for next week? . . . . . . . . #alittlebeautyeveryday#chooselovely#darlingdaily#mybeautifulsimplicity#searchwondercollect#makeitblissful#pursuewhatislovely#beautyyouseek#solovelysofree#livemoremagic#beautyinsimplicity#persuepretty#myeverydaymagic#reclaimthehappy#belovedlife#momentofmine#stillswithstories#calmversation#collectedsaturday#kinfolklife#thelifestylecollective#curatedlife#aquietstyle#morningscenes#paperaddict#paperlover#dailyquote#quotestoday#quotesbyme#quotesandsayings
About Thursday night… I hosted my first social drinks with Elizabeth and Catherine and one person showed up… And it was still amazing! 💫 We also had Hannah and Shohreh from @everythingbhtthedog.eu and it felt like the perfect the number. We talked business, life, what our plans are and shared Insta accounts we’re loving 🥰 . I share this as although this could look like a failure, it was a great evening. And lessons learnt was not to host drinks just after Black Friday 🤣 . I’ll be hosting some an informal meet-up in February in Milton Keynes. Fancy coming along? And if so would evenings or during the day suit you better? 🥂
What to know how to interpret trends? In today’s Elevate Your Curiosity podcast I’m sharing why trends are relevant (even if you’re not a fashion biz). And how to use them them in your brand ✏️ . Because you can also see trends as any visual inspiration - from what you spot in books, on a walk or on Pinterest. As creatives you take inspiration from everywhere so it’s thinking about how you interpret this in the best way for your brand 💫 . The episode is an interview I originally did with Catherine from @futureretailuk which was hosted in her Facebook group. But you can listen in at @arnoldandbird or search Elevate Your Curiosity in ITunes, Stitcher or Spotify 🎧 . What are your thoughts on trends? Do you use them or do you consider trends as visual inspiration you pull ideas from when you’re designing?
It’s time to start thinking about wrapping your Christmas presents! So you must be in need of some cute gift tags you can add to your presents? As who doesn’t love to give their gifts a little extra flourish every time they wrap something up! 💌 . These watercolour gift tags create an on-trend pink Christmas look for your gifts this year. And they’ll be sure to look amazing under the Christmas tree 🌲 . You can get these editable watercolour gift tags for free when you sign up to my monthly Design Edit. And the best part about them is you can edit the tags with any message in the fonts of your choice! 💕 . Head to @arnoldandbird to grab your freebie now and start making your gifts look super pretty this Christmas 🎁 . . . . . . . #freebie#freebies#freebiefriday#stationeryaddict#stationerylove#stationeryaddicts#stationerylovers#stationerygoodies#stationeryfinds#stationerylover#stationeryporn#paperaddict#makemailmainstream#christmas2018#createinspring#seekinspirecreate#distractionsandinspirations#calmversation#collectedsaturday#kinfolklife#thelifestylecollective#curatedlife#aquietstyle#thesweetlifeunscripted#calm_collected#daysofsmallthings#holdthemoment#seekmoments#aseasonalshift#embracingtheseasonsathome
Last minute invitation! Black Friday is over... and breathe as the week long event that it now is. So come join us for a celebratory drink this Thursday in Walthamstow. Swipe to see photos of the shop we’re hosting it in. It’s just been renovated and it’s gorgeous 😍 . RSVP in my profile under workshops > events. It’s a free event and I’ll see you there! 🥂 . P.s. these pulse point are awesome, highly recommend them for the Christmas rush 🙏 . . . . . . #waketomake#doitfortheprocess#celebratinghandmade#creativelifestyle#freestylecreativeliving#createeveryday#thehandmadeparade#livecreatively#modernmaker#wearethemakers#seekinspirecreate#waketomake#createmakeshare#myhandsmaking#showyourwork#smallandmightybusiness#buildingbossladies#youngentreprenuers#womenwhomake#londonlocalteam#dontquityourdaydream#herestothecreatives#risingtidecommunity#risingtidemakers#womenwithambition#communitea#littlecornersofmyhome#mystoryoflight#cornersofmyworld#smallmomentsofcalm
Hello hello! In case we haven’t met IRL or you’re new here then I’m Joanne and I run Arnold & Bird 👋 . My passion is working with other design-led souls - be that on bespoke graphic design, wedding stationery or helping creative businesses develop their product range 💫 . And as I’m a stationery addict I have have a range of empowering stationery to help brighten your desk and day 💌 . I love listening to podcasts as I work, it’s like having work colleagues when you work alone. Baking chocolate brownies, yoga and HIIT classes also occupy my time. The brownies mean I’ll never have a six pack though! 😂 . That’s a bit about me, but do tell me a fun fact about yourself?
It’s been a busy weekend. Sending out a few more orders than normal 💌 Plus my parents met my boyfriends parents. And all went well! I think the brioche bread and butter pudding I made helped 😋 . It’s also the last few hours of the Black Friday Sale. So if you fancy a stationery treat for yourself or someone you love then head to Etsy and search Arnold & Bird for up to 30% off 💫📒 . . . . . . . #adoremycupoftea#communitea#homeisacupoftea#foreverfaffing#thehonestlens#posttheordinary#livesimple#thesimpleeveryday#simpleandstill#slowlivingforlife#seeksimplicity#slowlived#slowbusiness#the_gentle_manifesto#littlecornersofmyhome#mystoryoflight#cornersofmyworld#nestandflourish#thisishowihueit#asecondofwhimsey#aseasonalshift#embracingtheseasonsathome#gritandvirtue#quietchaotics#stationeryaddict#stationerylove#stationeryaddicts#stationerylovers#stationerygoodies#stationerylover
It’s Black Friday and I have up to 30% off all products! 🙌 You’ll find creatively empowering stationery to get you organised and plan your week ahead. Perfect gifts for Christmas or as a little treat for you. As I’m guessing you’re a stationery addict too! 💌 . Head to @arnoldandbird and click on shop to browse the range 💫 . And check out the other amazing makers while you’re there - Etsy is host to so many inventive creatives. So shop small this year!
Fancy joining us for a celebratory drink when Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over? 🥂@elizabethstilesuk , @futureretailuk and I are hosting a relaxed social get together for creative female businesses and would love you to join 👯♀️ . It’s on Thursday 29 November in Walthamstow from 7-9pm. BYOB to get the festive party started 🥂 And the shop we’re having it in is stunning! 😍 . RSVP via my profile under workshops and we can’t wait to see you there! 💫
A little affirmation for all you creative retailers out there who are in the midst of preparing / or in the middle of the Black Friday and Christmas rush . Pause and remember - my mind is focused and clear . Taking a quick break to reset will help in the long run 💛 . Oh and I’m sending out my first monthly Design Edit newsletter tomorrow. Sign up if you want to receive design inspiration, trends and a monthly mantra. Plus a whole host of other freebies I’ve designed just for you 💌