Enter the Studio: Nieuwe Heren

Enter the Studio: Nieuwe Heren

I am all about following your dream and when I come across anybody who is following their own distinct path, I can’t help but be inspired. Meet de Nieuwe Heren, who are stubbornly sticking to their dream and aesthetic… Nieuwe Heren (New Gents) Enter the relaxed studio...

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Enter the Studio: Cracco Illustration

Enter the Studio: Cracco Illustration

Have you ever thought how intimidating it can be to start a creative business and stay true to the integrity of your work while trying to make it in this commercial world we live in? Caroline Cracco of Cracco Illustration has done just that. I spoke to her to ask her...

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Enter the Studio: Tim van de Weerd

Enter the Studio: Tim van de Weerd

Combining a business with a creative mind is not always easy. Only the very best know how to find the perfect balance, where their work can flourish and their business can stand on its own two feet… so to speak. Tim van de Weerd gave me a little insight into this...

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Enter the Studio: Mianne de Vries

Enter the Studio: Mianne de Vries

When all you really want to do is create beautiful unique things, it can be tough to find the right combination of skills you need to make it into a business. Mianne de Vries shared with me some of her journey and what she contributes to her success. Studio Mianne de...

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Enter the Studio: Rood & Bloem

Enter the Studio: Rood & Bloem

Creative passion meets business savvy. It’s the challenging combination of being a creative entrepreneur. I interviewed Carolien Rutgers of Rood & Bloem to see how she makes it happen. Rood & Bloem Carolien Rutgers has just opened up a shop, Rood & Bloem...

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Enter the studio of a creative entrepreneur

Enter the studio of a creative entrepreneur

How would you like to get paid for doing something you love? Can you imagine yourself becoming a creative entrepreneur? Is there something you’re passionate about, that you could do all day, without stopping to eat or drink, you’re so into the flow. If you answered...

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A peek into the freelance studio of…

A peek into the freelance studio of…

You haven’t heard much from me lately. I’ve been busy and I apologise for my absence! Lots is going on, though, in my freelance studio and I’ve been enjoying a crazy schedule. Fun projects with my clients and the last little while this new...

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Who to talk to when you can’t decide who to talk to

Who to talk to when you can’t decide who to talk to

I went to a networking event once, for starting businesses in Utrecht. The keynote speaker, who was discussing brand marketing strategy, asked the crowd if they knew who their target customers were. A few people answered things like, “Middle-class professionals” or...

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DIY Marble

DIY Marble

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended), you’ve probably noticed lately that marble is really hot. It’s everywhere in interiors and fashion and lends a sophisticated look to everything that gets adorned by it. Do you want to make  your...

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Avoid these 5 marketing copywriting mistakes

Avoid these 5 marketing copywriting mistakes

If you’ve been farting around with marketing copywriting but are not satisfied with the results, there may be a chance that you could use a few pointers. Nobody’s perfect and I promise not to put you in the town square and humiliate you for it. Instead,...

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Content social media project kicks off in 3D

Content social media project kicks off in 3D

Building brand recognition using a solid content social media strategy takes some thought and preparation. Done well, it can build trust and help you build a thriving community of followers. When Doodle3D approached me to write copy for their website and strengthen...

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Webshop review: Loavies.com

Webshop review: Loavies.com

Online shopping is still a bit scary for a lot of people, especially when it comes to buying clothes. I’m dedicated to finding out what makes it easier and which webshops do it best. I get a lot of emails. I signed up for like a hundred so I can review what best...

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A beginner uses Videoscribe and check the cool results!

A beginner uses Videoscribe and check the cool results!

There are tons of popular lectures and presentations that use it: Videoscribe. You’d probably recognise it right away, those whiteboard animations where a hand draws in illustrations timed to a voiceover. I was curious and popped by the site to get some...

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A morning routine that doesn’t involve meditation?

A morning routine that doesn’t involve meditation?

I’m a morning person. This has not always come easy to me. I have had to train myself to love mornings. I used to be one of those miserable kind of people you avoid before 10am. You were lucky if you got a snarled one-word response from me before I had my first...

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Why having your head in the clouds is good for business

Why having your head in the clouds is good for business

Have you ever been spellbound by a commercial on tv? Sitting there, Cheeto frozen midway to your mouth, while you absorb a mini-story that suddenly tugs at your heart strings or makes you roll on the floor with laughter? I’ve had this experience more than once. In...

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Brains on Fire – more than just a book!

Brains on Fire – more than just a book!

Working as a designer for almost 20 years, I’ve seen some crazy developments in the marketing world. I’m betraying my age here, but, yeah, I started in this biz before social media and the wonder that is now Google. Marketing has evolved, and the online...

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All I want for X-mas…

All I want for X-mas…

Growing up in my house, Christmas was over-the-top. My mom went ALL out. The daily china was replaced, every surface in the house was covered with Santa Clauses of every proportion and personality, a 12ft tree was dragged out of the attic and filled to toppling point,...

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Llama love you right

Llama love you right

It all started in a moment of creative exhaustion. Have you ever been there? I had been slaving away at a project for a client all that week. I love the work I do for this client, but even the most loveable of subject matter gets a little dry after too many hours at...

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About me

About me

I’m a total inspiration junkie. There’s a sort of balance in life of which I strive for and want to share, hoping that I’ll pitch in to making a healthier and happier world. I’m always looking for how I can contribute happiness through my work as a graphic...

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