Behind the Scenes

Leaving Oslo

This post is a long time coming and even three months after the fact I do not have the words to describe packing up all belongings to fit within the space of a backpack and to leave my adopted home of Oslo. One of the most vulnerable decisions I have made but one fuled by …

Nordic hill house

Nordic hill house by Rebecca Hawkes

I talk and write quite often about appreciating the small things in life, capturing beauty, being grateful and overall living slower. These are values I hold dear to my heart and I believe that we can all gain a lot more in life from simply appreciating what do have. Beliefs, however, are different from practice …

Reaching the Pinnacles

Reaching the Pinnacles | Adventures in California | Rebecca Hawkes

  With all creative endeavours you need to refill the creative tanks. My refill came a few weeks ago with a trip along the West Coast of California. Timing the trip to fit with Designer Vaca in Palm Springs and bridging the trip by starting in San Francisco and visiting friends, my road trip took …

One photo every hour | A Saturday in October

One photo every hour | A Saturday in October ~ Rebecca Hawkes

A day in my life as a designer looking for inspiration outside of the usual ‘office hours’. One Saturday in October I took one photo every hour to show how I get back in touch with my creativity and give myself time to create. 9am – 10am As its the weekend I don’t even attempt …

Fail, fail, learn & repeat | 7

Fail, fail, learn, repeat | a blog series on admitting and learning from your mistakes by Rebecca Hawkes

A blog series of admitting and learning from your mistakes. Far too often I find we are afraid to admit to ourselves and others when we make mistakes. We take them as failures and that they will weaken our abilities, harming our ego and damaging our talents. However, everything in life can teach us something, …

To Do : Draw your grocery list

It seems that hand-lettering is having quite a moment. With Molly Jacques designing over at Nike, and products on the shelves of the supermarket covered in hand-created marks, it seems as though lettering is filling up all my social media feeds. I think as technology prevails we are delighting in the tactility and skills of …

Limelight • Boys by Girls Magazine

Dreamy black and white images, thick matt paper and beautiful boys. Boys by Girl magazine delivers the goods! I first discovered Boys by Girls magazine by several beautiful editorials popping up on my social media. On further inspection I connected with the editor and photographer Cecilie Harris, with our similar but topsy-turvey background stories. Cecilie …

Designing digital work on paper

One of the benefits of creating your own magazine is having the freedom to experiment with the design. Every issue I have had space to create and create innovative work, working to my own preferences rather than that of a clients. With the eight issue of online magazine, Haunt I desired to turn digital design …

On Set | How to book an agency model in 5 steps

Now it may seem so simple after booking models for several years but I still look back at my university years and wish someone had told me how to book an agency model. I think because the steps are simple that once you have worked with model agencies you quickly forget how difficult it once …

Inscribe | From mood board to brand identity

I am excited to introduce to you one of the most exciting projects I have been working on this year. Recently I was approached to work with a new business on their logo and identity. The consultancy titled, Inscribe. From beginning to end (although there will be more to come for this wonderful new brand), …