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The GOOD KARMA CRIMBO Project

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in DESIGN, LIFE | No Comments
The GOOD KARMA CRIMBO Project

Every few months, Gabe (the big one) and I do what he calls secret letters. We make some postcards with little nuggets of inspiration and love then go around our neighbourhood leaving them for people to find. Mailboxes, cafe tables, picnic benches, nestled in between the tomato sauce bottles at the supermarket, on car windscreens… […]

12 ways to create a Google culture in your freelance biz

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in BUSINESS | 6 Comments
12 ways to create a Google culture in your freelance biz

Google : never-ending FREE gourmet food and snacks The Huffington Post : dedicated meditation rooms for employees to use at any time. Sodashi Skincare : the day off for your birthday plus Sodashi products AND a Sodashi spa treatment ~~~ Do you sometimes find yourself dreaming of working for a company like this? That feeling of being taken care […]

NEW PROJECT : Autumn Ave

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in DESIGN | No Comments
NEW PROJECT : Autumn Ave

I’ve been spending some time adding recent projects to my portfolio. It’s create being booked out with client work but I realised I’d been neglecting my own little space on the web! I’ve found that I’m begin drawn to more free flowing hand lettering of late. I love how it’s infused with the clients personality […]

5 books that changed my life

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in BUSINESS + LIFE | No Comments
5 books that changed my life

  This is a bit of a controversial one to start with. I know these days, The Secret gets a bad rap. But if it weren’t for this book, I know my life would look unrecognisable to what it is today. I’d heard lots of hype around The Secret but didn’t know what it was […]

Declutter

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in BUSINESS + LIFE | No Comments
Declutter

This might be obvious. But often it’s the most simple and obvious things we need to be reminded of. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, confused, exhausted and altogether pretty shit ’bout your freelance life, it’s time to declutter. Now this can come in many forms. I’m talking the full Life Declutter. Shedding the things that are taking up […]

START

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in BUSINESS | 6 Comments
START

Prefer to listen? Click play…   Bolt of lightning inspiration? Giddy with excitement? Here’s what you need to do next but very few ever do. Just start. Don’t over think it. Don’t ask Ms Google for her opinion. Fuck the planning. Just start. Stepping out into the world as a freelance creative can seem overwhelming […]

City Insider | Sydney

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in BUSINESS, STYLE, TRAVEL | No Comments
City Insider | Sydney

Do you love to travel? Want to make the most of your precious time in a new city? As a freelancer who adores to travel, I LOVE getting the inside scoop on where to get the best coffee, best place to chill out and where the free wifi spots for a few hours work before the next adventure. If […]

Is saying YES killing your business?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in BUSINESS | 6 Comments
Is saying YES killing your business?

A question from Mel. A freelance photographer from Sydney: Hey Vari – I’m a freelance photographer and I work on lots of different types of projects with different clients in different industries. My question is, should I be more focused with the type of work I take on or is it better to keep a […]

The perfect sneaker

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in STYLE | No Comments
The perfect sneaker

I’ve always struggled to get casual sneaker/ runner/ trainer shoes to look good on my almost clown-esque large feet! Every time I try a pair of Converse on, I desperately WANT to love them but, it just ain’t gonna happen. Those are for the pixie-footed amongst us. ~~~ I’ve realised that with the wide laces […]

How to create a morning routine (for non-morning people)

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in BUSINESS, LIFE | 2 Comments
How to create a morning routine (for non-morning people)

Do you feel like sometimes you go through the day on auto-pilot? From the second your feet hit the floor as you get out of bed, your to do list is already swirling in your head. Emails to send. Clients to call. Invoices to send. Quotes to create. Art to be made. As for breakfast, lunch […]