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Joanne Griffin ✏️ Designer

💡Working with home & gift biz to bring your ideas to life 💫Product ideas, retail advice & design to create products that sell 💛Brownies & yoga = ⚖️

https://www.arnoldandbird.com/

joanne@arnoldandbird.com

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Milton Keynes

It’s my birthday and I’ll eat ALL of the cake if I want to! 🧁 Well not this cake... but I’ll definitely be indulging in Cake Friday by @oh.my.cakery later today 🤤🍰🥳

Loughton, Milton Keynes

Something I, and I’m guessing you sometimes overlook. So believe in the magic of you and all you’re amazing abilities to create the life you’re dreaming of 💫 P.s. hope you’re all staying cool in this glorious sunshine! ☀️

Milton Keynes

Factory free. This month you can find tips on how to manufacture home & gift products that aren’t handmade or made for you in a factory on the Small and Mighty Co blog 📝 The great thing about home, gift & stationery products is that it can be a lot easier to manufacture in the UK than abroad. And you can work with smaller numbers. Win win! 💫 Head to @samburgessuk profile to find the post which includes a list of UK manufactures and artworking tips

When the lovely Catherine from @futureretailuk asked me to design her workbooks for her workshops I of course said yes! ✏️ After collaborating on a shared Pinterest board a strong graphic tile pattern emerged as the focus for the design and featured as a boarder on her workbooks 📒 Catherine and I, along with @elizabethstilesuk run the How to Build A successful Fashion and Home workshops together. They both know their stuff when it comes to retail so I can’t wait to run these events with them again 😊 The workshops are back again in September and October and cover everything you need to launch and grow your brand. From design, pricing and feeling confident in knowing how to manufacture your products. We love sharing all the tips we’ve learnt from working with the big retailers so you’re not left in the dark on what to do next 💫 If you’d like to come along then let me know or find more info @arnoldandbird

Micklefield Hall

Heading to two weddings last weekend got me, and even Nick, excited about decorating ours! 🌸 I’m already planning on how to recreate this trellis and faux greenery 🌿 I personally love all the little details and have 6 secret Pinterest boards dedicated to different parts of the day. Even though I’m sure Nick knew this he asked me if ‘I started thinking about decorations?’ Ummm yes! 🤣 So thoughts...Would you at all be interested if I shared some of the design process/planning? Including when I design my own wedding stationery!

Milton Keynes

We’re all creating a magical life that’s unique to us 💫 What magic are you adding today? ⭐️ I’ve just asked for my first tarot deck for my birthday and I can’t bloody wait! 💛

Loughton, Milton Keynes

When your hobby becomes your business that’s great isn't it? But it does mean you think about 24/7 and you rely on to make money. Which means it takes on a different meaning and you may lose a bit of the spark of why you loved that hobby in the first place ✏️ So what do you do? An alternative creative hobby is a great way you can relax and unwind after doing what you love all day. And it’s something I’m discussing on the podcast today. Head to @arnoldandbird or search Elevate Your Curiosity on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Listen in for how to identify what this if for you and how to find the time to fit it in 💫 For me I bake or do yoga to unwind from work. But how about you? What’s your fave thing to do that isn’t your job? 💛

Milton Keynes

Kristina got in touch with me to create her branding after listening to my podcast. I’ll always remember her saying “it feels l like I’m saying hi to an old friend”. It made me feel like we already had a connection! 💛 Kristina had already been part of a successful gifting company and was setting up @littlehandprintcompany to create crafting kits for children’s handmade cards. Whilst making it easy for parents by including all the necessary equipment 💌 After working through her brand USP’s & story we settled on a brand that featured brush script text, hand prints (of course!) and painterly marks to show creativity 🖌 Thanks Kristina for partnering with me on your new brand launch. I really enjoyed working with you! 😊 I’d love to know what you think? And do go and check out Kristina’s new business!

Loughton, Milton Keynes

If you’re looking for how to complete a simple mid-year review, 2020 wedding trends, 10% discount for working with me and more design resources.... then you need to sign up to the July Design Edit! 💫 It’s my monthly newsletter and I’ve just finished writing it. It’s scheduled to go our this Saturday so if you’d like all of the above then send me a DM or let me know below and I’ll add you to the list 📝

Gaynes Park

I’m off to two weddings today and still need to decide on my outfit! 💍 So here’s a throwback to the on the day stationery I designed for Sophia & David’s wedding. Their table names were from the grooms family fields - love how unique that is 💛 What are your plans today? . 📷 by @justinbaileyphotography

Loughton, Milton Keynes

I would love to start using tarot cards but I have no idea where to begin! Can you recommend any tarot/oracle cards you love please? I’m in the mood for a bit of woo 💫 . . . . . . . .

Milton Keynes

2020 trends kicks off the third season of the Elevate Your Curiosity podcast! 🎙 Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify and find the Pinterest board in the show notes @arnoldandbird for lots of visual inspiration 📍 If you’ve listened then let me know your thoughts!

Loughton, Milton Keynes

This morning I cleansed my flat with a sage stick. I had no idea how to do it so went onto Google and Wikihow showed me the way! 🤣 I do love a bit of woo but I wasn’t sure of what to ask for. So I cleansed out a low vibe day yesterday. And after watching Brené Brown on Netflix I welcomed in courage, vulnerability, Joy, kindness and connection 💫 I didn’t think I needed vulnerability as much as I did. So if you haven’t watched the @brenebrown talk yet then go! It’s so eye opening and heartwarming 💛 Is there anything you need to welcome into your life at at the moment? 😊 And thanks to @elizabethstilesuk for the gift of the sage stick

I've been alluding to new things coming and they're here! The design side of my business is expanding to include branding that is full of your purpose and thoughtful touches ✏️ Plus there's also retail mentoring where we can work through collaborative product development, knowing your brand & ideal customer and sales analysis that will move your business forward. This can either be a one-off call or 3 months of mentoring. But both include action points and accountability to make that thing happen! 💡 Both of these new packages focus on pinpointing your USPs and values so you feel really confident in why your product offering is different and how you’ll stand out 💫 See a sneak peek on my website if you swipe right 💛 They've actually been live for a while, and a few people have spotted them, and booked! Let me know if you’d like some help and thank you for being so supportive - it's always a bit scary to do new things 😊

One year today until I get to marry this guy 💛 Can’t wait - even if he does take photos like this of me on planes (and constantly laugh about ‘airplane Jo’) 🤷‍♀️✈️🤣

Working for yourself means you’re the boss, which is great isn’t it?! But how are you talking to yourself internally? Is it kind or are you being a bit mean? I’m sharing some tips on being kind to ourselves so that we can work the best we can and be happy doing it! 💛

Loughton, Milton Keynes

The Elevate Your Curiosity podcast will be back next week! 🎙 I’m recording the first few episodes at the moment and they’re going to rotate through trends, retail tips, mindset advice and meditations 💫 The aim is to give you an inspiration boost both in your designs and wellbeing as we navigate running our businesses 💛 If there is anything you’d like to hear about then do share it with me below - I’m all ears! 😊

Loughton, Milton Keynes

Are you behind or ahead with Christmas product development? Let me know below! ❄️ You might be someone who hit the Noths deadline back in May. Or maybe you’re waiting to design nearer the time ⛄️ There’s no right answer as you can launch a product at the beginning of December and it still be a best seller (I’ve seen it happen!) 🙌 You can however find three Christmas trends on the Elevate Your Curiosity podcast if you’re looking for more inspiration. Plus these ideas include the reasons why it’ll appeal to your customers 💫 Perfect if you’re a creative retail business. Plus there’s an accompanying Pinterest board for each! 📌 Link in bio if you want some festive inspo, or this rain is making you feel wintry! ☔️

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