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About Michelle

Welcome to a stationery design company in the making! I'm Michelle, designer, illustrator and all round (excited) newbie to the small business world.

Support small business – buy just a card


“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open”
When artist and designer Sarah Hamilton read this quote by shopkeepers who’d recently closed their gallery, she decided to take action. Along with support from The Design Trust and Mollie Makes, Sarah launched the highly successful ‘Just a Card‘ campaign, to encourage people to appreciate just how invaluable each purchase is, no matter how …

Free summer screen wallpapers


Today I’m very happy to introduce a new feature on the blog: screen wallpapers! I’ve been looking for ways to share some colourful musings that you can use, and thought you might enjoy some pictures to decorate your screen.
I’ve been loving the effects of watercolour lately which, in this heat, resulted in a series of ice lollies. I just love all the colours, and have dozens of recipes saved over on Pinterest. Will I ever make them? Yes! One day…
If …

Creating a perfect home studio – guest blogger on 91 Magazine


Like many people who run their own creative business, I work from home. It’s a great way to avoid the costly overheads of studio rental, but has its challenges.
This week, I was delighted to feature as guest blogger on 91 Magazine, where I share my top tips for making your home environment work professionally, while keeping the place feeling homely. Do check out the other great articles on the blog (and new print issue), which covers all aspects of creative living. If you’re inspired by …

Watercolour wedding invitations


One of the shops in our neighbourhood keeps a display on their countertop, where locals can place their business cards. Does this kind of marketing work really work I wondered? Well, yes! A sweet couple had just moved into the area, about to get married, picked up my business card and hey presto.
Katy and James work in the fashion and music industries so have an eye for the fresh and modern. They were looking for something simple and painterly in …

Roxwell Press at Pulse London trade show

In May, Roxwell Press made it’s trade show debut at Pulse London, a design-led event that showcases new talent. It’s one of the smaller shows in London, and felt like a good place to begin, particularly with my home/studio location being a 20 minutes cycle ride to the venue at Olympia! It also gave the added bonus of lovely friends and family who came to show support or help out for a few hours. Having someone to (wo)man the …