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How to deal with stress as a freelance designer

How do you deal with stress as a freelance designer? I can’t promise some epic cure for stress but after Redmatter issued the next blog post challenge about sharing something we’ve done and learnt from over the summer, I thought I’d write about just that. Essentially, how I’ve identified and dealt with what I would call some pretty stressful periods over the last few months.

A Guide To Infographic Design

Last month, while happily nibbling on a canape and sipping a cocktail at the monthly I Am Woman networking event I was chatting away to some business women and the obvious question arised. ‘So, what do you do?’. I launched into my usual explanation of some of the services I offer including print/web design, illustration and infographic design and I noticed a couple of blank faces among the ladies. ‘What’s an infographic?’…

Visuals on Social Media

Featuring a guest post by the brilliant Miranda Bishop. Miranda is a Cardiff-based Social Media trainer and consultant and has just made the leap from sole-trader to company director with Talking Social Media Ltd. Here’s her take on visuals on social media.

Jessica Draws is Two

  Hello all you wonderful people! So, this month is a very special month because Jessica Draws Media Ltd is celebrating it’s second birthday and we’re very pleased to say that it’s been a pretty epic couple of years and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Sure, occasionally there’s been some sleepless nights, a few [...]

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw a Crazy Sheep

Happy April everyone and merry Spring! Hope the weather is beginning to get better wherever you are! Anyhoo, this week we’ll be talking about using Adobe Illustrator for drawing and hopefully imparting some useful tips and tricks with a video illustrator tutorial: How to Draw a Crazy Sheep.

FAQ’s from a Designer’s Friends

I thought I would share some of the more unusual and ultimately frustrating questions I’ve received over the last few years. I’ve learnt to control by eye twitching and teeth grinding when they reach my ears and hopefully am now able to answer them without clenching my fists. So here goes… FAQ’s from a Designer’s Friends.

Interior Design: Your favourite era?

Hello again! We’re going for something a bit different with today’s blog post, introducing you to one of our recent clients, Interior Design Hive. Founded in 2012 by interior designer Chris Miles, IDH brings the interior design industry into the 21st century by operating almost exclusively online, which allows them to deliver a luxury design service at an affordable price, in a convenient way that fits around busy modern life.

Dude! Where’s my Wacom?

As a designer, there are a great many things that are essential for me to be able to do my job. The obvious things like my Mac, broadband, a space to work in, eyes, a very large coffee, a non sluggish brain from being in the pub too late the night before…

FREE Desktop Calendar

Hello all! Welcome to March and hopefully a snippet of spring too if we’re lucky! We’re sick of this cold here at Jessica Draws HQ and it’s about time we were thinking of buying some new flip-flops! Anyhow, in the last couple of posts showcasing a new time lapse illustration of Wonder Woman on a spring-cleaning rampage, we also mentioned that we were going to…