Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Design, Art and Geek Culture

Design, Art and Geek Culture blog by Emma Rose. 

I'm not talented... and neither is Mo Farrah

You've probably heard of Mo Farrah. 

If you haven't, you have either been living under a rock for the last few years, or you don't like sports. 

On the off chance you don't know - Mo is an olympic champion for Great Britain. He won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2012 and 2016. 

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2016: The year of the unbelievable

Some truly awful things happened this year... we all know this.

I'm going to skip them in this round up to save us all getting really depressed. Instead I'm going to focus on some of the positive things that happened this year. 

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Shark Movies Ranked

I love sharks. Nearly everyone that knows me will tell you that.

I’m a big supporter of organisations like Sea Shepherd, Stop Shark Finning, The Shark Trust, and other organisations that want to put an end to shark finning, over fishing and generally want to change the way the world looks at sharks.

However if, like me, you also enjoy a good shark horror film now and again here’s a list of acceptable films based on scientific accuracy, fear factor and special effects.

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81 Free Stock Photos - to use as you like

I come bearing gifts.

81 of them in fact. I'm giving away 81 high resolution stock photos (that I took myself) in one bundle to use as you wish. All you have to do is click the download button.

In return, I ask that you spread the word by sharing on social media, or commenting on this post.

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Canva Won't Make You a Designer

If you've ever used ready-made templates before you may have already come across this problem. 

You pick a beautiful template to modify. It looks great, really professional and exactly what you need. However as soon as you start to put your own text and imagery in it suddenly doesn't look as great. 

Here's why.

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5 Design Hacks for Bloggers [Free eBook]

Have you ever wondered how to make your blog look better?

My free ebook '5 Design Hacks for Bloggers', shows you 5 easy to implement ways to make your blog look more professional and stand out from the crowd. 

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Sony A7 Camera Test

A few months ago my beloved Canon 5D mark ii died so I've been looking for my next camera. Naturally my next one would be another Canon because I'm used to them and I have a load of Canon lenses etc.

However I decided to go a different direction. I got a Sony A7 for christmas and it is AWESOME! 

How I do what I do

I often get asked how I created my paintings or graphics as if it is some magical process, or wonder why how I am 'so talented'. Well, the truth is no big secret. It's simply hard work and practice, practice, practice like any discipline. 

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Hogwarts in the Snow

A few days ago one of my digital paintings, 'Hogwarts in the Snow', went pretty viral and got to the front page on Reddit. Since then I have had a variety of requests asking if it is available to buy anywhere.