A Month in the Life of a Surface Designer

Bright and colourful Greek Eyes surface design by DesignerMim on socks made of recycled polyester

How is it April Already? Where did March go? How fast is 2022 going? I wanted to log what I’ve been up to recently as time is just flying by! I want to be able to look back and see how my business grows over time. Do you keep records like this? I used to […]

Best Advice for Creatives from Creatives

Picasso Quote

We all need a little help sometimes We all go through ups and downs. So I put together some quotes that can really help you. Are you having a bit of a creative block? Do you need some inspiration? Or motivation? If so, then keep scrolling down. This post is here to help you with […]

My Best DesignerMim Products to Buy Right Now

DesignerMim-Product-Backpack-Rainbow Doodle

My Favourite DesignerMim Products you can Buy Online. Now. I’ve put together my top 10 products for sale on Redbubble right now. For all the South Africans reading this, these items are for sale right now. Not now-now, or just now. However, for everybody else, these are my current favourite DesignerMim products you can buy […]

How to get paid by Redbubble without PayPal

Image of woman sitting with her head on her desk illustrating that setting up your Redbubble account without Paypal doesn't have to give you a headache!

Setting up your Redbubble account without Paypal doesn’t have to give you a headache! So, you’ve got your designs up and they look awesome on your chosen products! But to get your Redbubble store open to the public, you have to select a payment method. Redbubble will ask for your PayPal or overseas bank account […]

Jokes for Creative Designers that are Actually Funny

Jokes for Designers

Let’s have some fun and get our geek on! I’ve compiled a fun post for all the visual creatives out there who read this blog. Everyone knows laughter us super important for our overall wellbeing. I hope this post brings a little silliness to your day! Yes, these are jokes aimed at creative designers, but […]

How has my New Blog Changed my Workflow?

Workflow pie chart of how I spend my time since having a blog. Multicoloured digital illustration.

Starting my new blog at the end of January was a big (necessary) step. Let’s look into if having a new blog has changed my workflow. I’m no natural marketer so starting a blog was super daunting. When building my site last year I had planned to continue adding to it over time, but I […]

How to rediscover an old hobby

the rose I used as a muse to rediscover my hobby

Oh hello, and thank you for popping in! This week I’ll be discussing what I’m doing to keep things fresh. I’ve been wondering how to rediscover an old hobby that I loved so much: creating by hand. Let’s see how that went. As I’ve said before, the majority of my design work is created digitally. […]

How to design Surface Patterns in Affinity Designer

Surface Pattern Design created in Affinity Designer: rainbows, circles, stripes in bright primary colours

Have you downloaded the Affinity Designer app but are struggling with the learning curve? If so, I’ll take you though some clear steps to get you designing patterns in no time! First off, let’s talk patterns. And specifically, how to design surface patterns in Affinity Designer. A new design app on the block When I […]

Staying inspired and challenged as a freelance designer

Hand-lettering of William Irvine quote by DesignerMim in bright colours

Hola mi amigas y mi amigos! Hello and thanks for stopping by! I cannot believe another week has passed since I last wrote here. Trying to get my thoughts in order to write this week, I am at a loss as to where the time went! It’s pretty interesting having a set deadline to reflect […]

A week in the life of a Freelance Designer

Digital illustration by DesignerMim. Several different flowers and prices of fruit in an eclectic array of vases. On a lilac/periwinkle background.

Getting 2022 off to a good start! Hello! I’ve been wanting to start my blog for a while, and seeing it’s still January, and I had get this goal to get this off the ground before Feb, here goes nothing! So here is my first post: a week in the life of a Freelance Designer. […]