Life gets in the way...

Life gets in the way...

And that is totally fine.

 

 

Oh HEY!! It's been a bloody long while hasn't it?! First off, welcome back to my humble internet abode. Things have altered a little bit around here, and I should probably do some explaining...

 

Chances are, that the majority of people reading this will have come from my Twitter or Instagram, and if that's the case then chances are that you might have found my Twitter or Instagram through my old, old blog that went under too many different names to list. Some of you guys have come full circle, so apologies if you're a bit dizzy by now! I promise this is the last time I change things up for a long time. For the newcomers around here, a brief introduction — I'm Han(nah) and I'm a 23 year old graphic designer / illustrator living in Manchester. I'm a dog person, through and through and I'm infatuated with the city of Paris, so much so that my life is spent talking about either one of those two things probably about 75% of the time. I hoard earrings, but absolutely nothing else because I hate clutter. I love anything that is a reddy-orange colour and I'm trying my best to be a cruelty free, conscious shopper. My online endeavours began with Piczo and Myspace (how I wish I could access the latter still to have a proper LOL at 13 year old scene kid me), and quickly escalated to teenage me writing a blog on fashion, beauty, lifestyle and music. I did a foundation year in Art & Design at Manchester School of Art, and last-minute decided to stay on and do my degree in Graphic Design there from 2014 - 2017. And that's where my blog kinda just ended. Honestly, I take my hat off to anyone who completes a degree whilst managing to pursue a full time hobby on the side - I couldn't! I graduated in May of last year with a 2.1 which I'm still pretty stoked about. However, I left uni with a portfolio of work that just didn't reflect me and felt a little lost and behind as all my pals began applying to (and getting) real life 9-5 design jobs and internships in a whole host of different studios and agencies. I didn't feel ready with both my work and myself so I've spent the time since then working on bits and bobs to land myself in a place where I'm happy and confident in myself as a designer. I'm 8 months out of uni now, and I still don't know entirely know what my direction in life is but that's FINE. I want to explore all my options in my own time, because rushing never ends well. Re-approaching my blog is a good place to start.

 

 I want to use this platform how it once was - with outfits (once I finally regain my confidence), recommendations and the like - but also for myself as a means of self-promo, and as a resource for people in creative careers who are winging it just as much as I am. No-one really teaches us about freelancing and the logistics of a creative career, so I'd love to be able to help others out with what I'm learning as a self-employed graduate. 

 

Things are the same, but different. We've had a facelift, the addition of a portfolio and I'm 3 years older and debatably wiser. I'm gonna take blogging as an as-and-when sorta hobby to begin with, but I'm excited to see what it holds for me nowadays. Welcome back!

 

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