• Top 50 Design Blogs in UK

     I’m always finding inspiration every day whilst designing. I follow many design blogs and I’m always on the lookout for new creative areas of the web. Are you looking for graphic design inspiration? Well the guys over at Rebatezone have put together a list of 50 design blogs in the UK …


  • Top Ten Free Google Font Combinations

    Typography is used by graphic designers on a very regular basis and we need fonts to look nice in combination with each other. Web design is one area where custom fonts have become very popular. Google’s free font library is one of the most exciting advancements in open-source web fonts in a very long time. (more…)

  • Personalised-Prints Mock-ups

    I’m so excited to finally get Personalised-Prints – my new business venture – off the ground! I want everything to be PERFECT with my new company and I have spent a lot of time researching websites, branding and photography. I found an absolutely amazing photographer/ designer called Kristyna of Brown Leopard Photography & Design and as soon as I saw her gorgeous work I knew that I wanted (NEEDED!) her photography mock-ups for my website. (more…)

  • My Week in Pictures (20)

    Hello! Well today the weather is raining but what a fab few weeks of sunshine we have had up until now. I went to visit my sister’s family in York recently for my nephews first birthday. York is a gorgeous place and I can’t wait to go back for a bit longer so I can take a lot of photos and explore a bit more. (more…)

  • The Lisbonette Translations Branding

    The Lisbonette Translations is a one-woman enterprise focused on providing translation services. The brief was to update the logo and create matching marketing materials such as; business cards, postcards and business documents in the same style. The mint green was a dominant colour of the branding and this has been portrayed through The Lisbonette Translation’s designs. (more…)

  • My Week in Pictures (19)

    It’s been 2 months since I moved to The Isle of Wight and it has been great.  There have been a lot of beach visits and the weather has been lovely, so a lot of time in the sunshine sitting in the garden or on a walk as well. My creative CV’s have really picked up recently and I’ve had a lot of orders come in for them. I’ll be doing a special blog post on creative CVs / Resumes soon so look out for that. (more…)

  • Bespoke Wedding Stationery Design

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lovely client this year to create bespoke wedding stationery. The brief was to have it ‘different’ ‘stand out’ and ‘modern’. I do like a brief where I get to be as creative as possible so I found the job really enjoyable … although it can be nerve-wracking sending through the designs. (more…)

  • Letterpress Business Cards

    I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than a Letterpress Business Card. Printed onto thick, uncoated paper stocks; letterpress business cards offer a unique, tangible and classic feel. Simplicity works really well on letterpress business cards with minimal colours – usually only one or two. The relief that it creates on the stock is perfect for embossing areas of the design. (more…)

  • Interview with student Christopher O’doherty

    I was asked to be interviewed by a current student on a Graphic Design degree course at Worcester University. It was quite a strange feeling to be asked at first, as it really doesn’t seem that long ago that I was a student at University! I’ve been a graduate for 3 years now and so much has changed in myself as a designer and how I approach and undertake work. It’s not easy coming out fresh from a degree and entering the working design world. (more…)

  • My Week in Pictures (18)

    I should be calling this blog series, “my MONTH in pictures” rather than “my week ..” as I never seem to do it weekly! A lot has happened in the world of Rachel Bonness Design in the last few months… I’ve moved to live on the Isle of Wight! Me and my boyfriend have been planning it since the beginning of the year and it’s finally happened and this is my first blog post from the new studio!