Dear Farillio member,
On 14th December 2020, you asked our brilliant expert Esther Stanhope on the Go Far Fast Show:
“Who does your branding and does anyone help you with your social media? It's awesome. I really want to have a brand like yours!”
And Esther said:
Be mighty always, Farillio
“I would say the main tip there, though, is finding people that you trust and finding people that get you. How many times have you tried to do graphics if you're a small business, how many times have you tried to get help within the technical area or the website area or the graphics area and you feel like you're not listened to and you feel like you're an annoying client? I know I’m a really annoying client. You feel like they kind of want to put you in a box and they want to give you what they do. They don't really want to listen to you. Patrick is going to be very, very happy because Patrick does a lot of my design. He did quite a lot of design for the book as well. We worked on it together and he hadn't really done a book like this before. He works for LMPP studio – I have to plug him, LMPP Studio, and he works for various different clients... he's got a bank, an Irish bank, I think he works for a donut company, but he's been working with me and I met him because he was doing the branding for Old Spitalfields Market in London, where I live, and he likes to use graphics and little cartoony people, figurines and things, and we just hit it off. And I’ve got to say, it's amazing when you find somebody that you work well with, you have that kind of camaraderie, and you can kind of bounce ideas off each other. It's such a joy. I’ve got a fantastic assistant that I use called Claire Langmead from Miss Virtual EA. I couldn't exist without her. So if anyone needs any help, I’m really happy to email you details of people.”
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