Starting this year with rebrands, i found myself working on about 6 at the same time. It’s not something new to me, as i love challenging myself and working under pressure. As i’ve mentioned before, multitasking makes me more focused and creative. Kinda odd i know, but whatever works  best right?  So i had to… Read more »

Starting this year with rebrands, i found myself working on about 6 at the same time. It’s not something new to me, as i love challenging myself and working under pressure. As i’ve mentioned before, multitasking makes me more focused and creative. Kinda odd i know, but whatever works  best right? 
So i had to come up with an idea on how to manage all the projects, and get into each brand’s mood, keeping track the brand’s plan, process, key words, style and all the little details. 
As if i was looking for an excuse, i got myself a lovely paperblanks journal (i know i’m super traditional in that way). 
The two first pages are blank, to write the project’s titles and page numbers and on the fourth i started writing down everything for my first project. Turns out, this is a pretty magnificent system for those who work on a lot of things at the same time! Here’s how my spreads look like now: 



Left Page
Project’s Title
What we’re working on (business cards/logo/letterheads etc)
A few notes from the client’s questionnaire
Key words from the moodboard
Project’s plan (ex. How the logo will be designed)


Right Side

Printing images and recreating the moodboard
Writing key words and taking notes on each image
Slowly, adding images from the project’s process
(helps you to visualise the final concept) 

I think you get the idea! It’s so much better than having pieces of paper here and there, or searching older emails to see what you said with your clients. Just write everything down, and have a visual “journal” of the project’s process. Plus it’s super creative and fun! 
And of course, definitely helps you manage your time. Working on about 20 different things at the moment, it really keeps my head in its place. There are quite a few other things that i’ve figured out that help me freelancing and i’ll be sharing them on upcoming TFL posts.
moodboards are from existing, new projects

Maybe a little late, but boy i really needed that Saturday! It’s the last week before we leave for Berlin and Paris, and i’ve been working like nuts, completely burning myself as well. Waking up on Saturday, all i needed was a power start. And with the sunny day, we jumped into the car for… Read more »

Maybe a little late, but boy i really needed that Saturday! It’s the last week before we leave for Berlin and Paris, and i’ve been working like nuts, completely burning myself as well. Waking up on Saturday, all i needed was a power start. And with the sunny day, we jumped into the car for picnic at the beach. 
Don’t be fooled by me happily dancing in the water. The sea was freezing, but felt wonderful at the same time. I turned being soaked wet (something i really hate especially with tight clothes) but it was all worth it. I quick deep breath before jumping back in my crazy schedule. 
But even though Saturday seems to be so far now, those waves really calm me down. I mean look at the colours! We were lucky to witness for the second time that crazy milky phenomenon we witnessed last summer
And my roundie from The Beach People looks insanely good with the background doesn’t it? Theo and i are so obsessed that we’ll be ordering a second one, as we do tend to spend a lot of time at the beach this summer. 

One of the most amazing things around this community, is just how many inspiring and creative people are out there. I’ve been asked a lot where i get my inspiration from, and although it is from small daily things, to big breathtaking moments, i’ve never really got the chance to share the people i look… Read more »

One of the most amazing things around this community, is just how many inspiring and creative people are out there. I’ve been asked a lot where i get my inspiration from, and although it is from small daily things, to big breathtaking moments, i’ve never really got the chance to share the people i look up to. The people who got me started five years ago, who inspire me today. 
Back when i was taking my first steps, it was all about finding virtual mentors. It’s really awesome to have someone to look up to and learn from. Not that i got to actual talk to someone, as i was super shy. One thing i learned though is that you should never let your awe communicating with people that inspire you. Be confident. 
Anyways, i wanted to take the time today and make a list with my virtual mentors. Because they’re awesome, and deserve a shout out! 
PHOTOGRAPHY / INSTAGRAM 
these people blow my mind when it comes to capturing the beautiful things in this world. And when i find myself uninspired to post on instgram, they definitely make me go out and chase moments with my camera. 
Ravivora Ravi’s feed, feels like a fairytale. Plus i’ve been doing the #dotheravivora on every picture i’m at. 
Local_Milk Beth, has the most honest feed. She really captures those small moments in her life, and it just really looks magical. 
Melissa Sonico Her style, amazeballs. 
Olivia Thebaut Makes me wanna dive into her feed and live her beautiful life. 
Emilie Ristevski Got no idea how she does that, but there’s just so much beauty, detail and crispness on her images. 
DESIGNERS
Julia Kostreva Most awesome and inspiring designer i’ve ever known. 
Amanda Jane Jones The one who gives me that thirst for a bit of modern vintage in my style. 
Breanna Rose Bri, was the one that i admired behind my tiny computer when i was trying to figure out what to do with myself. Loved her ever since i saw her beautiful logos. 
Cassie of Veda House, always blows my mind. The cleanliness, the texture, love it all. 
ILLUSTRATORS / LETTERERS 
Asia Pietrzyk She gives me the inspiration to ditch that black and white and minimal! Obviously a major inspiration on my designs, i love the quirkiness and simplicity in her style. Simply makes me happy. 
Soleil Ignacio I’ve been lucky to know Soleil for some time now, and she never stops to amaze me with her personal style. There’s no way you wouldn’t recognise here beautiful illustrations.  
Ricardo Gonzalez I wanna be him when i grow up. No words, this guy, is out this world. Inspires me to letter more carefully, and really teach my hand to be stable. Plus he loves gold as much as i do! 
BLOGGERS
Madelynn Furlong This girl has it all. Incredibly beautiful, amazing style, and super talented. 
Kaitlyn Ham It’s not the first time i’m mentioning her here. But come on, she’s simply the best, the quality of the photography, the style, i can scroll her blog forever. 
Zanita Her style, really fascinates me! Although i’m a bit more minimal, she’s just such an awesome gal and i simply can’t get enough of her. 

Although i love my black and white looks, i’ve been challenging  myself to have a bit more fun with the way i dress. Sometimes it ends to be a bit completed though, as i used to wear a lot of colours, then switched up to neutrals, and now i’m loving a bit of texture and… Read more »

Although i love my black and white looks, i’ve been challenging  myself to have a bit more fun with the way i dress. Sometimes it ends to be a bit completed though, as i used to wear a lot of colours, then switched up to neutrals, and now i’m loving a bit of texture and patterns. So i decided to add a fun element on each black and white (or grey) look i wear. 
And as i’ve just received my lovely package from Matter Matters (now that’s a great mail day!) and i jumped right away to style a shot. That deco clutch, definitely adds some fun to my fun, one look from the collection will convince you why a graphic designer would got nuts on their goodies. Today although moody turned out to be warm, so i just couldn’t help but enjoy the pleasant twist in the weather. 

Lately, i find myself enjoying more and more those style posts. You’d think that designing graphics  and logos would be the only creative outlet for me, but i simply adore the whole process. Putting together outfits, styling, location, concepts, editing the images, then filtering. It feels super fulfilling! Or maybe that’s just a good sign of a designer evolving. 

The very first project i started working on in January 15, was the Minzuu rebrand. And from the very beginning, while discussing with Yilan, i had the clearest vision of the brand’s design direction. From the colours, to the patterns, to the logo itself, and i’m head over heels having it complete and up and… Read more »

The very first project i started working on in January 15, was the Minzuu rebrand. And from the very beginning, while discussing with Yilan, i had the clearest vision of the brand’s design direction. From the colours, to the patterns, to the logo itself, and i’m head over heels having it complete and up and running. 
Minzuu’s mission, was what inspired me right away. The cultural heritage, quality, tradition, how you see the story behind each item that’s crafted. It’s all about quality and history rather than quantity, and it’s something i’m embracing myself more and more lately. 
From the moodboard, you’ll see how we were on point with the colours (what a gorgeous combo right?), marrying traditional patterns with a bit of industrial. You know me, i loved working on that pattern! 

Although we had some cool concepts to work with from the beginning, the final logo, was the exact concept that i sketched the very moment i read Yilan’s Questionnaire, and i’m just so grateful she trusted me completely with the direction of it.  

April is going to be quite a month for me! To be honest, i’m quite stressed about a lot of things. Sometimes, the things that you mostly long for, are the scariest ones. And change, boy although i’m always running towards it, when time comes i just get scared. But as with everything, i close… Read more »

April is going to be quite a month for me! To be honest, i’m quite stressed about a lot of things. Sometimes, the things that you mostly long for, are the scariest ones. And change, boy although i’m always running towards it, when time comes i just get scared.

But as with everything, i close my mind to all the negative thoughts, and eyes only on the good ones. So from the 7th of April, Theo and i start our very first European journey together. A quick stop to Athens, and then we’re heading to Berlin for the Hive. Eeeeek, my knees are trembling! We’ll have a few days after the the Hive to explore the city and then, we’re off to Paris!

And here’s a huge secret. Something i can’t still reveal, but it’s big! My very first steps into the fashion industry. My long term dream, slowly coming to life. I’ve worked with an incredible clothing line and create a capsule Cocorrina X ??? So we’ll be there for a workshop, press conference and all that amazing stuff. This little blog / place of mine has grown so big it blows my mind. Thank you to all the old and new friends for sticking with me through the journey.

Now to the point, as Theo and i are planning our trips, we’re mostly excited to get the chance to discover Paris and Berlin. With only 3 days in Berlin and 2 in Paris, we need all the help we can get! Are there any secrete cafes we should stop by, restaurants, neighbourhoods we should see?

And it is really here! We complained and nagged about winter as every year but it’s all over now. Warmer weather, sunny days are ahead of us!  As i’ll be paralysed from doing anything for the weekend from swollen and painful fingers from chilblains once again, i did enjoy a sunny walk by the lake… Read more »

And it is really here! We complained and nagged about winter as every year but it’s all over now. Warmer weather, sunny days are ahead of us! 
As i’ll be paralysed from doing anything for the weekend from swollen and painful fingers from chilblains once again, i did enjoy a sunny walk by the lake with doggy and hubby. But God knows how painful writing this post is. 
For now, i’m guest posting on Ana’s Blog Milk with those two minimal inspired wallpapers. Hope you enjoy, and i’ll go crawl back in my couch!