Welcome back to the Gatto blog and my first post of 2019, hopefully of many! Or at least more than last year but it shouldn’t be difficult to beat a grand total of 6. I want to start off 2019 with a bang by talking about how I plan on setting goals for myself this year and what this means for me, my business and my life.Read More
A bit of a personal post from me today and one which I’ve been flipping between writing or keeping locked up inside and that is because it is to do with the taboo subject of money.
A quick disclaimer: I’m happy to talk about money but I know it’s a tricky subject for some people. Feel free to click away from this post if it makes you uncomfortable.
Money is something which I am constantly trying to talk about more with friends and family and also publicly on my podcast. No, it’s not because I’m a nosy beggar (I promise), it’s because it is something which is becoming more and more important in this landscape of small business, freelancers and multi-hyphenated career paths.Read More
In my time as a business owner (nearly three years!) I have tried and tested a good number of tools which can help all areas of business. All of them claim to help you run your business and save you a bit of precious time - but which ones actually workRead More
Running a business is not an easy ride. It is a process of trying new things, seeing if they work, trying different things and so and so forth. I have made so many decisions as a business owner, some good and some bad, which have all impacted gatto as it is today.Read More
I could talk all day about the tools which I use for my business or the programmes which make my life easier, but do we have things which are completely crucial to our business but not business related at all?Read More
Over the past few years, I have worked with many business owners and creatives to overhaul their existing brands into something new and exciting but more importantly, relevant to the business they want to have.Read More
Well that one went fast, didn’t it? I’m astonished that we are already in 2018 and I am at the point where I am setting goals for the year ahead.Read More
Let’s start off with a little disclaimer. You may be reading the title and thinking, “Tell me Cat, what have you won and why do you need to do a speech?”. Well reader, let me explain. This year, 2017, has been one of the best of my life so far...Read More
When I re-launched my business back in March, I wanted to seriously think about the way I worked and how I could serve my clients, my business and myself in the best possible way. I decided to create a specific and organised design process which I would use for all of my branding & website design clients (my main package).Read More
As a designer working with multiple clients at a time, I receive different types of feedback from all and I have learnt how to manage every type and make my clients happy. However, good, well-thought out feedback makes a project run much smoother and can ensure that all deadlines are met and all parties are completely happy.Read More
It’s September already, I can’t be the only person who thinks this year is going way too quickly. It’ll be Christmas before we know it! (I’m obsessed with Christmas so I’m fine with that). This month ahead is full of amazing design projects, an exciting personal project and the thing I am most excited for, my first holiday of the year!Read More
One of my favourite tools to use in my creative business is Asana, a project management tool which I use for client projects, day to day tasks and even personal to dos. Although I use it across most areas of my business, today I’d like to focus on how I use Asana to manage my content calendar for blog posts.Read More