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We Built This City

 

Went to check out another shop stocking some great independent brands a few week back, this time getting away from the fashion & jewellery brands I’ve been featuring and coming across some lovely gifts and souvenirs.

We Built This City

46 Carnaby Street, London

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Have to say I very much agree with what they say on their website.

“With London now the most visited city on the planet – and being home to one of the most creative communities in the world – we thought it was high time that souvenirs reflected the true creativity of this city and supported our homegrown talent at the same time.”

I come across so many brilliant brands when I’m out visiting places to feature or spending my time on twitter & instagram and yet so many souvenir shops are still full with the same old rubbish they have been selling for decades.

 

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There were so many things to choose from when I was deciding what to feature but here’s just a few of the brands I’ve decided to go with. I love these artistic prints by Oscar Francis featuring the repetitive geometry of buildings, and the hand drawn illustration style of Sarah Tanat Jones really stood out.

IMG_0346Oscar Francis – Prints & Textiles   [Website]     [Facebook]     [Instagram]

 

IMG_0357Sarah Tanat Jones – Illustrator    [Website]     [Facebook]     [Instagram]

 

IMG_0349I didn’t get any info on any of the brands featured in this photo (clearly still amateur at this blogging thing) but if you happen to know anything about the lovely person/people who make any of these please do let me know in the comments.

 

There are also loads of great books and stationary that I recommend you go check out.

IMG_0361Makers of East London – Charlotte Schreiber and Katie Treggiden     [Amazon]

 

As it’s what I do and I’m a bit obsessed, of course the design of the shop stood out to me as much as the lovely things that were on sale. I’m in love with the stair and shopfront graphic artwork by The City Works

w_b_t_c stair-graphicsThe City Works – Illustrators    [Website]     [Facebook]     [Instagram]

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There are so many more amazing brands on sale in the shop and there’s always loads of events and stuff going on that you can find out about on their website. If you are a lover or souvenirs, love creative independent brands or just find yourself with a bit of time to kill in London I recommend you go check this place out.

 



Crafty Fox Market

 

I finally got round to going to a Crafty Fox Market last week at The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. I heard about them on twitter and have been meaning to get to one for ages, I’m glad I finally got around to it and I wasn’t disappointed. There were lots of things to see from some super talented designer/makers who were selling at the event, these are some of the stalls that stood out to me.

When I walked in to the market one of the first things my eyes were drawn to were these lovely geometric necklaces by one we made earlier.

IMG_0508One We Made Earlier – Contemporary Accessories.    [Shop online]     [Facebook]     [Twitter]

 

This fun looking display and the colourful plant pots by This Way To The Circus also jumped out at me, there were some other plant and flower items I really loved as well.

IMG_0518This Way To The Circus – Homewares and Jewellery   [Shop Online]     [Facebook]

IMG_0514Conical – Sculptural Botanical Foliage    [Shop]    [Instagram]

IMG_0532Anna Wiscombe – Wooden Decorations & Jewellery    [Shop Online]     [Facebook]     [Twitter]

 

But for me the stand out was probably these things made from old bike parts by Joe of Bespoke Spokes. As someone who loves reusing things in different ways and finding new uses for old items in my design work, they really caught my attention.

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IMG_0526Bespoke Spokes – Things made from old bike parts.    [Shop Online]     [Facebook]     [Twitter]

 

It was good to meet and chat to Penny of Little Nomad selling this gorgeous handmade jewellery inspired by her travels. There was lots of really nice jewellery on sale on the night but I think I’d have to say these pieces as my favourite.

IMG_0524Little Nomad London – Handmade Jewellery    [Shop Online]     [Twitter]     [Instagram]

 

This is a selection of some of the other unique jewellery on sale at the market, I love these ceramic pieces by Made By Me Me Me.

IMG_0520Made By Me Me Me – Ceramic Jewellery   [Shop Online]    [Facebook]    [Instagram]

IMG_0540Josie Wood Makes – Jewellery    [Website]    [Facebook]     [Instagram]

IMG_0542Chalk – Handmade Contemporary Jewellery    [Shop Online]    [Twitter]    [Instagram]

 

If I hadn’t already finished by the time I visited I could definitely have done most of my christmas shopping while I was there and I will definitely be checking out another Crafty Fox Market at some point.

 



The Permanent Popup

 

Just checked out another independent retail space in London.

The Permanent Popup

33 Smiths Court,  Soho,  London

permenent popup“an independent concept store which houses the most unique and innovate labels. Accommodating an exciting selection from all breadths of fashion, we offer customers the opportunity to shop for the best independent labels. We provide you with an incredibly diverse selection all under one roof.”

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Here are some of the brands currently on sale at The Permanent Popup.

IMG_0498Lewa Jewel – Handmade Jewellery      [Shop Online]      [Instagram]

 

IMG_0488Chapter 9 London – Clothes and Accessories     [Shop Online]

 

IMG_0486Flora Garments –  Garments from around the world      [Shop Online]      [Facebook]

Trunk Collection – Jewellery & Accessories   [Shop Online]      [Instagram]

 



Petit Miracle Hub

 

Finally got round to going to the first place on my list of independent retail spaces to visit in London.

Petit Miracle Hub

First Floor – West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush

“a centre for entrepreneurship and hosting local businesses in our new, inspiring and creative retail space within West 12 Shopping centre – each entrepreneur has their own space to showcase and sell their products, as well as, shared meeting space and business support from experts to help businesses grow successfully.”

[Window Illustrations by Artist Veronica Rowlands]

 

 

Below are some of the members who are currently selling their products at the hub.

KC Loves – Hand Craft Jewellery     [Facebook]     [Shop online]

 

Veronica Rowlands – Artist    [WordPress Website]     [Shop online]

 

Burnish & Black – Contemporary Jewellery    [Website]

 



Camden Collective – Freelance Accelerator Course

 

Last week I took part in a freelance accelerator course organised by Camden Collective.

It was a week long course with talks and workshops from freelancers and startups from the local area on different aspects of being a freelancer. Ranging from accounts and finance and legal issues, to developing our business ideas, finding clients and marketing. It was really good to hear about other peoples experience of freelancing and get advice from people who have been successful.

[Rishi Chowdhury, Founder of IncuBus Ventures – giving a talk on marketing techniques]

 

It was a great opportunity to meet and build connections with other freelancers in a range of different creative fields, and I’m looking forward to seeing how things work out for everyone I met on the course. It also brought about possibilities for working with some of them on things I may not have otherwise considered.

 

It was a really productive week with a lot of useful information to take on at once, and has given me more focus towards really getting things started. It also helped me to develop my business idea and to have a clearer view on where I want to take things. One of the most productive things was being introduced to the business model canvas as a way of getting the jumble of thoughts in my head onto post-its and organised in a more constructive way and this is something I will definitely be using to develop my business idea going forward.


[My Business Model Canvas]

 

On the last day we had to come up with 2 things we were going to implement from what we had learnt throughout the week, mine were to…..

1. Register as a sole trader

2. Do what I say I’m going to do! Mostly with regards to marketing and networking.

The first one is done and number 2 is in progress.

At the end of the week we all had to redo our elevator pitches that we had done at the start of the first day and it was interesting to hear how much all of our freelance business ideas had developed in the space of a week and how our pitches had changed.

If you get the chance to do a course with Camden Collective do it! It’s the best thing I’ve done so far this year.

 



Clime-it Brothers Pop Up #Camden Create

 

Post from my other Blog from May this year when I first decided to go freelance…….

Clime-it Brothers Pop Up #Camden Create

 

I’ve spent the last few weeks working on a window display project as part of the Camden Create Festival. When I got assigned a shop I couldn’t get in contact with and the other designer I was supposed to be working with pulled out I thought it was going to be more trouble than it was worth. But I stuck with it and it turned out better than I expected to start with.

I ended up working on the window display for the Camden Collective Pop Up Shop at 69 Camden High Street and meeting and working with Clime-it Brothers a Socially Driven Clothing Brand working with young people and raising awareness of Climate Change [http://www.clime-itbrothers.com]

 

I met them 2 weeks before the Pop Up Shop opened and spent some time finding out about their Brand and their plans for the space. Their passion and enthusiasm for what they do was obvious and I was excited to work with them.

[Visual of Final Design Based on climate change and rising water levels]

 

[Photos of Interior of Pop Up Shop]

 

[Photos of Window Display from inside]

 

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It’s the first Project I’ve worked on since deciding to start out as a Freelance Event & Branding Designer and it was really good experience being involved in all the work that goes in to setting up a Pop Up shop. It was great meeting everyone involved, and hopefully I’ll get to work with them again at some point.

Clime-It Brothers can be found reusing some of the display stuff I made and selling their clothes at Camden Collective 159 Camden High Street and I definitely recommend checking them out.

 



Welcome

 

So I’ve decided as I’ve made the big decision to go for it as a Freelance Designer, it’s time to ditch the “occasionally used to post some images of my work” Tumblr blog and create a more focused blog that better represents Me, My work and My Clients.

So here’s a bit of an introduction to the me I’m trying to become…….

Freelance Branding & Event Designer

A freelance designer working with Designer/Makers, Independent Traders and Startups, offering a 3D design service for Pop Ups & Events, as well as Branding and Graphic Design creating a unison between the 2D and 3D design of a brand.

Mission Statement

To improve the Visual Identity and Branding of independent traders on paper, online, and in a physical space  to get their presence noticed and talked about.

 





Hannah Cackett _design

Graphics & Branding. Popups & Events. Websites.


Do you currently sell at, or are you thinking about selling your creative products at markets & events? Or maybe your thinking about taking it a step further and running your very own pop-up shop. Do you just want to sell online or get your brand out there?


If so we should have a chat about working together.


 
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