• Logo for German to English translators Darby and Darby, white text on navy
  • Business Cards  for German to English financial  translators Darby and Darby, white, navy and cyan brand colours
  • Logo and branding for Thailand and Asia wedding photography by Koh Photography


Beautiful branding. Smart websites. Creative ideas.

Aimée Creative empowers people and helps them to feel confident about branding. It works with solo-entrepreneurs who have decided to turn their eureka moment or hobby into a business, and it also provides design and marketing support to local independent businesses; promoting their unique story and helping them hold their own with the bigger chains on the high street. It actively supports social enterprises or those who are trying to be the change in the world and have society, ethics or the environment at the heart of what they do. It provides businesses with a professional logo and brand identity to go out there and face the world with, and helps them reach people and build communities by advising them on their publicity and brand strategy, and through promotional print and web design.  Read more…


19th March – Ride The Wave ‘Branding & Communications for Social Enterprises “

On the morning of the 19th I will be presenting a workshop as part of the Ride The Wave programme, run by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is aimed at both new and existing Social Enterprises, and will cover topics such as how to create a brand identity that gets you noticed and how to target the people who could benefit most from what you offer. For more information about this workshop and about the other workshops being held visit Ride the wave

26th February – Ride The Wave ‘Planning to survive, succeed and stay sane “

I was lucky enough to meet Toby Buckle back in September at an event run by  the Brighton & Hove Social Enterprise Network and Care-Co-ops. Toby runs  a fantastic consultancy business called Leading the Change, which provides leadership development for social enterprises, and is sharing his expertise and wisdom in a session for Brighton Chamber. For more information about his  workshop and about the other workshops being held visit Ride the wave.

4th-7t Dec – East London Design Show 

Taking place over 4 days at  Truman Brewery, in London’s Brick Lane is The East London Design Show. Now in its 21st year it has a reputation for being a great place to find emerging designers and lots of unique high-end products. Designers for years have flocked to the show as an opportunity to showcase and sell their products to the general public. Representing Brighton will be Ramnation mens knitwear and Hannah May Chapman Jewellery.  I’ve got my eye on a pair of Ramnation’s new steampunk looking fingerless gloves and can’t wait to see Hannah’ colour design in the flesh – you can also see her work at the Open Market we her she regularly takes a stall, including the Brighton Craft Alliance Christmas fair on the 14th December.

For For more information visit: http://www.eastlondondesignshow.co.uk

2nd-5th Oct – Best of Britannia 

Taking place over 4 days at the beautiful Farmiloe building near Smithfields Market in London is Best of Britannia, a showcase of up and coming British designers and manufacturers. With over 3 floors of exhibitors it is bringing together the best of British – and giving emerging brands an amazing opportunity to meet buyers and present their products to the public. Hopefully see you there!

For more information visit: http://bestofbritannia.com/

26th-28th Sept – Brighton Art Fair 

Brighton’s Art Fair comes to town at the Corn Exchange and is sponsored by one of aimée creative’s favourite magazine oh comely. Perhaps see you there?

13th Sept 2014 – Brighton Social Saturday 

#SocialSaturday at Jubilee Square is introducing to some of the cities social enterprises who are investing back into society and their community. Find out more about what a social enterprise is all about and how Brighton is leading the way, then with all that socialising if you get peckish you can always pop to New Rd for the Food Festival!

1st – 30th Sept – Brighton Digital Festival 

Brighton Digital Festival is on throughout September. There are loads of events on – check out their website for listings. Last year we had pixel fireworks from Pixel Pyros. Looking forward to seeing what this year brings.


Just ‘Popped’ into my inbox

(4th Mar)

Technically this isn’t about me being out and about, but this offer has just popped into my inbox from the lovely people at We Are Pop Up so I thought I’d share. If you are looking for a pop up shop to launch your brand or want to hold a pop-up stock sale then check out their site www.wearepopup.com. If you use the link above to sign up and get pop up shop notifications to your inbox, you’ll get £25 off your first pop-up shop and I’ll get a nice £25 referral thank you (and owe you a drink!).


Coffee culture works its magic again (19th Dec)

Whether it’s a meeting with a client, working on a collaborative project or catching up with your friends and peers, coffee shops are always firmly on the freelancer’s radar. They are a place of magic, where conversations rear up with strangers and new connections are often made. I love it when I meet future clients there and I love it when I meet other freelancers and we share stories and portfolios. One such person I met before Christmas was illustrator Lee-Or Atsmon Fruin (who quite frankly has the best name ever!).

Upon meeting Lee-or I suspected her work would be rather special and was not disappointed when I saw her online portfolio. We are now hoping to collaborate on something in the future, so watch this space! – I really can’t wait. I also have my eye on getting a print of her circus bear illustration for the studio – it ‘s a little picture of  jolliness that makes me smile every time I see it!

My top 3 coffee shops: Caribou rooms (used be the Sanctury back in the day), Nowhere Man Cafe (rehearsal studio downstairs) and of course Marwoods.  Oh and Emporium!  (oops that makes 4!)

 Jewellery by Hannah May Champman

Brighton’s got talent…

(Oct 7th)

I’m just back from a lovely Sunday at the East London Design show where I was happily surrounded by lots of beautiful bespoke creations – everything from stunning screen printed silk scarves, prints, furniture, shoes, fashion and accessories… and lots of incredible jewellery designers. I bummed into an old friend whilst there who was representing Brighton in style with her fun brand Hannah May Chapman Jewellery. Her colourful and quirky designs really stood out, offering a vibrant splash of colour and fun, to a sea of elegant but neutral jewellery brands.

Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market

Just back from the launch of new antique market…

(5th Oct)

Sunday saw the launch of a new monthly antiques and vintage market in Brighton at the Open Market. Aimée Creative was proud to work with Jess Morris (William Morris Antiques) and Dan Williams (Moderne Brighton) to design their new logo, flyers and posters, and provide PR and marketing support for the event, including a month long Facebook campaign to engage people with the many stall holders bringing their wears to the Open Market.

The market was a huge success, with crowds of shoppers crawling through from start to finish treating themselves to cakes and a nice lunch in the recently refurbished Open Market, and walking away wit many an antique/vintage find under their arms . Brighton Vintage & Antique Market is set to be Brighton’s answer to Spitafield’s London and will be taking place the 1st Sunday of every month at the Open Market (London Rd).


Inspirational talk by women in the creative industries…

(25th Sept)

SheSays is an award-winning organisation running free mentorship and events to women in the creative and marketing businesses. On Thursday I attended one of their biggest events to date with around 300 creatives in attendee. Brilliant talks were given by Dr Joan Farrer, director of the Design Research initiative at University of Brighton, Rosa Fox abut Codebar Brighton (free coding club and mentoring),  Katy Beale, co-founder of London agency Caper (Coding for Kids, Culture Hack and Articulate, a new directory of female speakers.). Also an inspiring talk from  Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and former leader of the Green Party - about the power of hope and taking action to improve our own destiny and our planets.

Social Enterprise Network

Getting to grips with social enterprises and crowd funding…

(12th Sept)

Just back from attending a half day strategy consultation event and workshops held by Brighton & Hove Social Enterprise Network and Care-Co-ops. Getting to grips with the world of crowfunding with BuzzBnk and amazing tips from Ruth from  HIBSE about the lesson they learnt from their crowd funding campaign.

matrix Code

Where will online take us next?…

(5th Sept)

Sad to not be able to get out the studio and make d’Construct this year but it was so good to see some familiar faces for a few post work drinks in Brighton. Pleased to also see that this years talks can be watched here.


A new reason to be creative…

(3rd Sept)

There is a new conference in town this week with our name on it / in it: Reasons to be Creative. The opening titles for the event by From Form popped up on twitter – now wish more than ever to have made it, but three days out the studio during what is a very busy month was just too much. Never fear it shall be pencilled in and booked out for next year!

Aimée – Sept 2014


Lewes hidden secret…

(30th Aug)

For those who don’t know Phoneix Industrial Estate in Lewes is one of Sussex’s best kept secret. It opened it’s doors at the weekend to the public ,with a big festival showcasing the estates creative talent from painters, welders, carpenters, performers, singers, musicians dancers, alternative therapies and even the production of natural drinks and food – all grown on the estate! Will Hardy from the studio’s favourite programme Amazing Spaces even has his workshop there! Just got back to Brighton and feeling blinded by the amount of raw talent that this small part of the town harbours. The estate is currently up for redevelopment - here’s hoping it doesn’t loose this little creative gem!


The best photo shoot is a pub photo shoot, probably…

(21st Aug)

Just back from a photoshoot for a website for a well known (and loved) pub in Brighton. Probably the smoothest shoot ever. Toms Urdis is the man!



Brighton sends a signal of peace…

(14th Aug)

The walk of peace in slience along Brighton seafront was very moving and gave room for reflection and gratitude for our lives of peace and safety here in the UK. It was hoped that it would also send out a small signal of compassion for those suffering in Israel and Gaza. Money raised from the donations and ticket sales for festivities that followed at the Concorde 2, will go the Disasters Emergency Committee. Everyone, even the bands who performed did so for free.


Coffee roulette anyone?…

(12th Aug)

The speakers at this months Create talk left everyone enthused and with hearts warmed a little. As a fan of all things collaborative, Belinda Gannaway’s talk was one that really stood out. Belinda (@contentqueen/  Nixon McInness), gave a talk that inspired everyone to create room for new ideas and collaborations by breaking habits and mixing things up a bit. Suggestions included playing ‘Coffee Roulette’ – have a coffee with a different colleague everyday and see what you can share and learn from each other! Rachel Mortimer’s talk about her project Engage and Create touched everyone’s hearts and gave hope that someone is making waves in looking after the well being and quality of life for people with Dementia.


FuseBox Rifa

Getting to grips with project management…

(30th July)

As part of a series of talks being held at Fuse Box (Wired Sussex) this morning was all about Getting to grips with project managing for small businesses. Rifa Thorpe-Tracey from Brilliant Noise helped us see the woods from the trees and know our waterfalls from our agile – plus an overview of all the tools out there and their uses.

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