Keep up to date with Grace’s news. Grace regularly writes columns and seminars about design. Her writing has been published in Computer Arts magazine and The Magazine Diaries book. She has delivered talks about working as a visual practitioner at York St John University, York College and the York Guild of Entrepreneurs.

New Event: York Designers and Illustrators Social

Continuing from 2018’s designers and illustrators socials, we’re doing it all again this year. Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Time: From 7pm Venue: The Gillygate, York All web and print designers and illustrators in York are welcome. There’s no catches. No fees, no data taken from you, no being sold to, no enforced networking. Just…

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Five Packaging Alternatives to Plastic

  As part of my commitment to doing business sustainably, here’s are some suggestions of packaging materials we will hopefully be seeing more of in the future. I’m a big believer in the best method of preventing plastic pollution is to not use plastic. While I applaud any individual who perserveres to reduce their household’s plastic use,…

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September 2018 Designers & Illustrators Social

  Due to several people asking for another… the next York designers and illustrators social is planned for Wednesday 5th September at Cosy Club on Fossgate.  While attending is free, please order a ticket on Eventbrite so I know to expect you.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  

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York Creatives Podcast

The best thing about being a solopreneur is the freedom to listen to whatever I enjoy. It’s a perfect opportunity to discover new music without risking upsetting the office’s Radio 4 devotees. Podcasts are the surprise media format of the last twenty years which have become a cultural phenomenon. While the choice of radio through…

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Tours in a Dish – Awards Finalist

Abell Design client Tours in a Dish is a finalist at York’s most prestigious awards night. The Visit York Tourism Awards event was hosted at the height of summer, 21st June. Tours in a Dish were a worthy finalist for the Best Guided Tour award, sponsored by local printer Colour Options. Tours in a Dish…

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York Designer and Illustrator Meetup

Thursday March 8th was an evening where creative types in York had a few options for their cultural endeavours. It was International Womens’ Day for starters. York Official City of Festivals™ made it a week long affair.  Caboodle magazine hosted a creative networking and zine-making event, Catholicism and the Arts York had their third seminar…

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York Women Mean Business — The Awards

Two weeks ago I wrote about the York Women Mean Business Awards. Being a freelancer, it was the first big date in my calendar for a while. The evening of ladies-only networking, prosecco and great food didn’t disappoint. I arrived anticipating being shortlisted for the Business Support and Services category, however the judging panel reassessed…

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