Showing posts from June, 2019

Pricing for Creatives

So last week I did a talk, on pricing of all things!  Me who really is no big fan of working with numbers - which is actually the main reason I decided to deliver a talk on numbers for creatives.

When I was asked if I had any ideas for a talk as part of the Factory Programme with the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, I started to think about what I would have liked to have known more about when I first graduated and started trying to sell my work.

I graduated 10 years ago, and now there is a tonne of information on the internet to help with getting your pricing right - just google it and you will find some good articles on it.  But I do think it is good to have a real person in front of you who has gone through the stuff you're trying to work out and hopefully motivate you to deal with the elements of your business that you find difficult.

It was no surprise to me when I asked the room of attendees to my talk - "who likes maths?" - that no one put their hand up.  Most o…

Creative Business Interview - Holly Crow - Designer Maker - Clothing

In this chapter of the Creative Business Interviews -  I got to chat to the lovely Holly Crow - a designer maker based just up the road from me in Cheddleton in Staffordshire. I first met Holly when she had her shop in Leek - she’s always smiling and makes beautiful clothes and I couldn’t wait to find out more about her and her business.

Tell us a bit about your business - what do you do?
Hi my names is Holly and I run Holly Crow Clothing & Gifts. I'm a designer maker by trade, specialising in women's and girl's clothing. I’m a one woman show at Holly Crow so I'm lucky that I get to see each garment through from the inspiration/design stage right through to me putting the finished touches to each handmade garment before they get sent out to my lovely customers.

I studied art at college on a general Btec course which I loved as I got to try out so many different mediums and processes. In the second year I specialised in Fashion and then went on to do a degree in Fashio…