How to Create Affordable Wedding Stationery

Is it nearly wedding season? . . . . . My Cousin in-law once removed (or my husband’s cousin’s daughter) is getting married soon and I was asked to assist with wedding invitations. . . .

. . . . some affordable wedding stationery she had seen on not on the high street.com . . . and wondered if I could replicate. . . .

. . . which is not a problem for me to achieve . . . but neither is it a cost effective solution for her to pay me to reproduce something that has already been done elsewhere.

. . so in the end she just needed a bit of help with the ordering process. . . .

But if you want to create affordable wedding stationery that is so completely original and unique it is not even imagined yet . . . read on

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A designer body equals a creative mind

I think there is a saying that says a healthy body equals a healthy mind? . . . .  and this is the design version . . . a designer body equals a creative mind . . . .

In the good old days when I was young, free and single (ish but living with my now husband – before we got married), I was a real morning person . . . .

I used to get up at 5.15am to make pack lunches for work before my husband left for a 6am shift . . .
. . and was often bright and breezy enought to do some housework before my own work day started.

But that was 20 years ago.

As a graphic designer then whatever shape I am in, surely my body qualifies as a designer body?
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Graphic Design Pricing – how much?

I was at the Burton business club last evening and I ended up talking about graphic design pricing. . . .
. . . after the conversation around the table had somehow got onto the topic of clients whose first question is “How much?”

For businesses like mine who provide a bespoke tailored service, that can sometimes be a hard question to answer. . . .

But experience of what is involved in each design, and how long it usually takes means I have managed to package up some of the most common services I provide . . . .

. . .  and I can list my graphic design pricing . . .
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Design Inspiration

As it’s the Easter Holidays, and the boys are off school then I am a bit all over the place with timings.

The blog this week is a bit late – partly due to catching up with an urgent job the last couple of days and partly true to writers block. . . .

. . . then last night I ended up working very late into the early hours . . . . fueled by a great amount of creative  design inspiration on a new website design . . . . .
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