Calligraphy, Lettering, Workshops  

Lettering & calligraphy workshops in Perth

I have been running beginners’ brush lettering workshops for a few years now, and I still get a buzz out of sharing what I’ve learned. There’s always something special about seeing those first hesitant brush strokes turn into confident letters and words by the end of the class. One session might not make you into … Continued

Calligraphy, Lettering  

Embroidered Lettering

Embroidering lettering has been on my list of things to try for ages, but that list is a long list. This attempt wasn’t particularly planned, although neither was spending hours hand stitching a dimensional burger costume from felt I had lying around. I could have superglued something more 2D together in under an hour and … Continued

Bullet Journal  

2019 Bullet Journalling

Wow, so it’s 2019! 2018 was quite a big year for me in some ways (like being pregnant), in others quieter (like having less energy to do things due to being pregnant). Although I let the Bullet Journalling habit slip a bit towards the end of the year, I’ve decided to keep going with it … Continued

Design, Speaking  

Sketching & How to Win at Pictionary

At the DDD Perth 2018 conference, I got to speak about using sketching to work things out and communicate ideas. Drawing, and showing drawings to others can be a bit confronting for non-artists, so here’s some tips about why it’s worth doing and how to approach it without fear.

Calligraphy, Lettering, Workshops  

Brush & pen lettering workshops wrapup

I have been teaching beginners brush and brush pen calligraphy workshops for a few years now, and I still haven’t gotten the hang of remembering to take photos. That’s why this time I asked my talented friends Sab and Sam to come capture the day for these workshops in April. Awesome video from Sam; photos … Continued


Perth Web Accessibility Camp 2018, in sketchnotes

I love the idea of a future where tech can be an enabler, rather than an inhibitor, for people with different abilities. Being part of creating an accessible web has been an important part of my digital design work for some time now, so I jumped at the chance to attend the 2018 Perth Web … Continued

Design, Freebies, Lettering  

2018 Calendar

So it’s 2018! Okay yes, I know that it has been 2018 for almost two months now, and you’ve probably already bought a nice 2018 calendar ages ago. But just in case… here’s mine which you can download and print out for free! This has been on my to-do list for 6 months and even … Continued

Lettering, tutorials  

Review: hot foil pens

Recently I’ve been playing around with hot foil or stamping pens. I didn’t find many useful reviews or tips out there, so I’m writing this to help you decide if this is the shiny method for your project.