Inspiration, Spotlight

20 creatives doing cool stuff on Instagram

Looking for some cool creative stuff on Instagram? We’ve found it!

If you’re anything like us, we’re spending most of our lockdown evenings scrolling endlessly through our feed in search of something different from the day-to-day.

Our detailed Instagram search helped us to highlight 20 of our absolute favourite creative customers to follow right now. So sit back, relax and enjoy these little nuggets of Insta-genius.

1. Blooming Typical Designs

Watercolour Art Prints by Blooming Typical Designs

Meet our first creative on the list, Blooming Typical Designs! Lover of all things plants and stationery, Jade hopes that her designs can help bring a bit of greenery into people’s homes during COVID-19. Get your hands on your own copy of these stunning Art Prints over on her website.

2. Zoe Spry

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards designed by Zoe Spry

The second feature in our creative round up is Zoe Spry Design. From Netflix shows to song lyrics, Zoe is inspired by all things current events. As COVID-19 hit the UK she began creating lighthearted illustrations to help people find humour on their Instagram feed. She has since turned these into a fantastic set of Greeting Cards. Check out her Etsy store here.

3. Made by Busby

colourful creation

Wall hangings created by ‘Made by Busby’

Yes we know, these are adorable. Made by Busby started as a passion project for Shelley after she began crafting personalised items for her son’s nursery. Now embracing her creativity her handmade products range from rainbow key rings to punch needle wall hangings. We’re in colour heaven!

4. Chiara Celini

Postcard Designs

Postcard Designs by Chiara Celini

Chiara Celini is a freelance illustrator based in Edinburgh. Inspired by people, pattern and story-telling, we are totally captivated by her unique style and use of bold colours. This pack of Postcard designs is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Check out more products in her Etsy shop.

5. Happy Go Lucky

Greeting card designs

Greeting card designs by Happy Go Lucky

If you’re looking for an Instagram account to fill you with joy, look no further than Happy Go Lucky. One woman band Ashley is your go-to for commercial illustration, gifts, Greeting Cards and stationery design. What’s more, all her paper products are recyclable. We salute you Ashley! 

6. Kirsty Alice Stationery

Wedding Passport Design

Wedding Passport Design by Kirsty Alice Stationery

Kirsty Alice Stationery is our inspiration for all things bespoke wedding design! These Wedding Invites were printed on our luxurious Pearl Polar paper, with an accompanying Wedding RSVP printed on textured Nettuno paper. Kirsty enjoys mixing different paper types to add depth to her designs. Keep doing what you’re doing Kirsty!

7. Little Paisley Design

Little Paisley Design

Little Paisley Design Studio

Next up is Little Paisley Designs. A nature inspired, illustrative brand oozing with detail to delight your Instagram feed. Ellie creates a variety of products ranging from stationery to enamel pins and patches (with lots in between!). During the lockdown she has seen an uplift in orders of both Notecards and Postcards, and loves knowing that these will contain thoughtful messages to loved ones during COVID-19.

8. Let Love Sparkle Design

Postponement Wedding

Wedding ‘Change of plan’ design by Let Love Sparkle Design

We’re no stranger to our next feature, seasoned wedding stationer Let Love Sparkle Design. Katie has really seen the impact COVID-19 is having on her clients, and is currently offering couples a FREE personalised ‘change of plan’ e-announcement design which can be shared via email. Any donations received from customers will be given to NHS Charities Together. Bravo!

9. Meraki Stationery

Wedding Invitation Design

Wedding Invitation Design by Meraki Stationery

Also taking on Instagram with all things wedding is Meraki Stationery. This power duo began their dream journey back in 2018 and have a real passion for bringing their clients ideas to life. They don’t stop at wedding stationery though, they’re also a dab hand at creating bespoke Greetings Cards and Invites! Head to their website for the full lowdown.

10. Blvck Lama

White Ink Design

White Ink Postcard Design by Blvck Lama

Our next creative instalment is the fantastic Blvck Lama. Specialising in graphic art you will be captivated by his use of mythological and mystical symbolism (with the occasional graffiti twist thrown in!). We love the intricacy of this White Ink Postcard design, why not add it your lockdown wish list right here.

11. Paper Jungle

Greeting Card

Greeting Card Design by Paper Jungle

We just love our next creative feature Paper Jungle, mostly because their core focus is to make people smile AND laugh (both of which we enjoy). Their range of positive Greeting Cards and Postcards are full of vibrance and colour. How could these not brighten even the darkest of days? Discover more over on their Etsy page.

12. PS Weddings

Wedding stationery

Wedding stationery suite by PS Weddings

Contemporary wedding stationery design studio PS Weddings offer a variety of design styles for their clients, using multiple printing techniques including Foiling. The above invitation suite is a sneak peek of Paula’s latest work! We love the deep paper tones and how neatly each element of the invite fits together. Explore more on her Etsy page. 

13. Sam Jayne Designs

Art Print designs by Sam Jayne Design

Sam Jayne Design is a fun creative design studio offering contemporary eye catching design. Sam specialises in pattern, illustration, typography and stationery and has worked with huge brands including Primark and Birchbox. Get your hands on these two brand new motivational Art Prints in her Etsy shop

14. Sarah Nolloth

Postcard

Postcard design by Sarah Nolloth

If you’re looking for a little pick me up you simply must follow the wonderful Sarah Nolloth on Instagram. Amongst her plethora of printed masterpieces, her ‘Be kind’ Postcard truly speaks to us right now. What’s more, 10% of sales from this piece will be donated to various charities, including Mind and Care for the Family. Thank you for inspiring us Sarah!

15. Biosphere Stationery

Houseplants design

Houseplant design by Biosphere Stationery

Full time commercial photographer Rhiannon needed a creative outlet, thus was born Biosphere Stationery. Rhiannon takes us on a whimsical adventure through her botanical painting style and is currently exploring an A-Z of wildflowers on her Instagram feed. Get to know a bit more about her on her website!

16. Deborah Panesar

rainbow design

Rainbow printable designed by Deborah Panesar

Illustration graduate Deborah Panesar is next on our list. Her range of stationery products focus on individuality, sustainability and beauty. She recently designed a set of free colouring sheets to support other parents with children at home during COVID-19. We love her use of the symbolic rainbow, an image that we all find motivation in lately! Get to know more about her here

17. The Native State

Indoor Poster

Indoor Poster design by The Native State

We couldn’t talk about Instagram creatives without featuring The Native State! This small creative biz began in a ground floor box room flat in Edinburgh. Frankie (the brains behind the operation) has since started a family and moved to the countryside with her graphic designer husband, Hasta Inc. The couple admit to their kitchen recently turning into a disco, which explains this awesome Indoor Poster print. Head to their Etsy shop to explore more!

18. Pache Designs

Watercolour

Watercolour work by Pache Designs

Ursula of Pache Designs is someone very much inspired by everyday life, nature and animals (especially the feline variety). She is also a strong believer that a letter through the post can mean the world to someone, especially at the moment. Check out some of her stunning watercolour designs over on her Etsy page

19. London Row Studio

Taxi

Hackney Carriages Branding by The London Row Studio

Our penultimate creative feature is graphic designer and marketing specialist Rowena – the brains behind London Row StudioHer go-to design aesthetic is typically typographic with bright, bold colours. She also absolutely loves to create new typefaces from scratch (when she can find the time!). Check out her extensive portfolio of clients here.  

20. Wimperis Embroidery

Embroidery design

Embroidery design by Wimperis Embroidery

Last (but by no means least) we have Niamh of Wimperis Embroidery. Niamh loves the therapeutic nature of embroidery and finds it a calming escape during COVID-19. With each one-of-a-kind piece taking multiple hours to complete she will often photograph her work and turn them into prints. You can browse the full collection over on her website.

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Bex is our Creative Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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