Kristen Ashton ⚡️ designer @stillpixels

http://bitly.com/stillpixels

I take your dull, everyday shiz to the next level with design that kicks ass, gets noticed + SELLS. Kill your competition with colour⚡️😸🏳️‍🌈🇦🇺IRL ↖️

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New year. Same me.
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New year. Same me.

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Top 9, here’s mine. Not a hard choice given my posting slackness this year. Work, work, work, and hopefully bigger and better things to come⚡️
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Top 9, here’s mine. Not a hard choice given my posting slackness this year. Work, work, work, and hopefully bigger and better things to come⚡️

Loving on this colour palette I’m currently working on for @loveknotphoto’s new brand(s!). Pops of hot pink ftw 💗
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Loving on this colour palette I’m currently working on for @loveknotphoto’s new brand(s!). Pops of hot pink ftw 💗

Help! I’ve lost my mojo, have you seen it?
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Help! I’ve lost my mojo, have you seen it?

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Long time no post! Hi! How're you? I've missed you. But not really because I've still been posting on stories this whole time because they feel like much less pressure. They're mostly of my (and other people's) cats. You're welcome. 
Here's what's been happening/excuses list: .
😷I had the flu for like a whole fucking month. Not even kidding. Well I guess technically it was a cold, then the flu, then a lung infection, then another cold? It was (un)fun times. There was a lot of orange juice and 2 minute noodles (the only things I want when sick.. actually I really wanted laksa but was too sick to go to the good place and couldn't find a decent one on any of the delivery apps. Woe) .
🤓I've been super busy with work stuff - designing brands, makin' websites, redesigning @evolvesucceed's everything (course workbooks, launch graphics, all the things!). I'll start posting some of what I've been doing soon(ish)! .
🏳️‍🌈I've been trying to avoid most social media due to too many feels over the marriage equality "vote" of offensive ridiculousness #voteyes (which I totally always read as vot eyes 👀 and now you will too, sorry not sorry). .
That is all, hope you're well, and for my australian queer friends, keep soldiering on despite the constant shit that's going on right now xoxo
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Long time no post! Hi! How're you? I've missed you. But not really because I've still been posting on stories this whole time because they feel like much less pressure. They're mostly of my (and other people's) cats. You're welcome. Here's what's been happening/excuses list: . 😷I had the flu for like a whole fucking month. Not even kidding. Well I guess technically it was a cold, then the flu, then a lung infection, then another cold? It was (un)fun times. There was a lot of orange juice and 2 minute noodles (the only things I want when sick.. actually I really wanted laksa but was too sick to go to the good place and couldn't find a decent one on any of the delivery apps. Woe) . 🤓I've been super busy with work stuff - designing brands, makin' websites, redesigning @evolvesucceed's everything (course workbooks, launch graphics, all the things!). I'll start posting some of what I've been doing soon(ish)! . 🏳️‍🌈I've been trying to avoid most social media due to too many feels over the marriage equality "vote" of offensive ridiculousness #voteyes (which I totally always read as vot eyes 👀 and now you will too, sorry not sorry). . That is all, hope you're well, and for my australian queer friends, keep soldiering on despite the constant shit that's going on right now xoxo

Summary of the last couple of months coming next post, but first - here's a recent client brand + website I designed, working alongside the most excellent @epicdanger 
Clean, minimal, teal. Yussssss.
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Summary of the last couple of months coming next post, but first - here's a recent client brand + website I designed, working alongside the most excellent @epicdanger Clean, minimal, teal. Yussssss.

I think there's a fine line between stencil fonts looking like something on the side of an ammunitions box or a roadie's case, and feeling more futuristic and deliberately sectioned for effect. Still undecided where this one falls on that line but would you look at that Q and ampersand 😍 also, I'm really feeling that K, you'd be surprised how crappily Ks get treated most of the time (I always check them out, as a k-namer). This bad boy is called Butler and it's a mix of good ol Bodoni and Dala Floda - and free! . 
So next time I make some offhand remark about how I haven't been proper sick in ages, somebody slap me. Sure fire way to guarantee I'll be struck down by some horrible lurgy. 5 days in bed later and I'm only just starting to see the light at the end of this snotty tunnel (she says, out of breath and dizzy just from brushing teeth). Back to bed!
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I think there's a fine line between stencil fonts looking like something on the side of an ammunitions box or a roadie's case, and feeling more futuristic and deliberately sectioned for effect. Still undecided where this one falls on that line but would you look at that Q and ampersand 😍 also, I'm really feeling that K, you'd be surprised how crappily Ks get treated most of the time (I always check them out, as a k-namer). This bad boy is called Butler and it's a mix of good ol Bodoni and Dala Floda - and free! . So next time I make some offhand remark about how I haven't been proper sick in ages, somebody slap me. Sure fire way to guarantee I'll be struck down by some horrible lurgy. 5 days in bed later and I'm only just starting to see the light at the end of this snotty tunnel (she says, out of breath and dizzy just from brushing teeth). Back to bed!

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Kinda like game over but with more naps. This weekend entailed:
+ friend hangs
+ redecorating a bookshelf to be our new craft and sewing nook - thereby getting one step closer to my dream of sewing my own clothes. Obviously I’m way more of a planner than a doer. Also the word “nook” totally helps.
+ finishing watching The Handmaid’s Tale and still not being able to get it out of my head. Haunting. Enthralling. Stunning. + researching buying the book in actual book format but being unable decide on which cover design I liked best and feeling like none of them actually did it justice so ending up with nothing.
+ sore throat + fighting off a head cold + exhaustion = much time spent in bed + a bunch of work (also in bed)
+ struggling with perfectionism and overwhelm - a lethal combo. + culling 500ish from my instagram (yes I follow way too many) before running out of steam. Ah sweet beautifully curated feed of things that make me happy.
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Kinda like game over but with more naps. This weekend entailed: + friend hangs + redecorating a bookshelf to be our new craft and sewing nook - thereby getting one step closer to my dream of sewing my own clothes. Obviously I’m way more of a planner than a doer. Also the word “nook” totally helps. + finishing watching The Handmaid’s Tale and still not being able to get it out of my head. Haunting. Enthralling. Stunning. + researching buying the book in actual book format but being unable decide on which cover design I liked best and feeling like none of them actually did it justice so ending up with nothing. + sore throat + fighting off a head cold + exhaustion = much time spent in bed + a bunch of work (also in bed) + struggling with perfectionism and overwhelm - a lethal combo. + culling 500ish from my instagram (yes I follow way too many) before running out of steam. Ah sweet beautifully curated feed of things that make me happy.

Really loving on the Montserrat font right now. Encountered it in a client's sub-brand last week (having only used it in passing previously) and got that nerdy thrill when I discovered all the lovely weights available. 10/10 free font will use again. 
Other things I'm currently enjoying
+ Relax essential oil from Perfect Potion - for nightly diffuser delicious smelling times
+ fresh clean sheets
+ okay I'm scraping the barrel here, it's been a long day
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Really loving on the Montserrat font right now. Encountered it in a client's sub-brand last week (having only used it in passing previously) and got that nerdy thrill when I discovered all the lovely weights available. 10/10 free font will use again. Other things I'm currently enjoying + Relax essential oil from Perfect Potion - for nightly diffuser delicious smelling times + fresh clean sheets + okay I'm scraping the barrel here, it's been a long day

Mondays are always my recovery days. I usually end up working one or both weekend days and because most of my clients are in the northern hemisphere, it kinda works out well to have Mondays as my down day (Sunday for them). Things I have achieved so far on this Monday:
+ a good sleep in
+ lots of kitten cuddles
+ washed sheets
+ finally finished How To Get Away With Murder which I have been drip-watching for years, it feels
+ cleaned (and vacuumed! whoa!) the inside of my car
+ watch said kitten bitch slap the vacuum cleaner (she hates it but it's smaller than the old one so she reckons she can take it)
+ got a painful but necessary remedial massage - best comment from one of the gazillion therapists who have treated my back yet: "your back and hip muscles fight back!" (yeah no kidding haha)
+ hit up a different Kmart to my usual and DAMN my local one is the poor relation, it turns out
+ okay yes I did a little bit of work 🙄
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Mondays are always my recovery days. I usually end up working one or both weekend days and because most of my clients are in the northern hemisphere, it kinda works out well to have Mondays as my down day (Sunday for them). Things I have achieved so far on this Monday: + a good sleep in + lots of kitten cuddles + washed sheets + finally finished How To Get Away With Murder which I have been drip-watching for years, it feels + cleaned (and vacuumed! whoa!) the inside of my car + watch said kitten bitch slap the vacuum cleaner (she hates it but it's smaller than the old one so she reckons she can take it) + got a painful but necessary remedial massage - best comment from one of the gazillion therapists who have treated my back yet: "your back and hip muscles fight back!" (yeah no kidding haha) + hit up a different Kmart to my usual and DAMN my local one is the poor relation, it turns out + okay yes I did a little bit of work 🙄

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Trying to think of a way to make a giant wall display of the dropcap alphabet postcards that doesn't involve affixing each one individually or some kind of drooping string and pegs situation reminiscent of my teenage bedroom. 
A wire grid perhaps? File this under things I think about from 5-7am on a Sunday morning.
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Trying to think of a way to make a giant wall display of the dropcap alphabet postcards that doesn't involve affixing each one individually or some kind of drooping string and pegs situation reminiscent of my teenage bedroom. A wire grid perhaps? File this under things I think about from 5-7am on a Sunday morning.

Things to do when your BFF goes overseas and abandons you for 5ish weeks:
+ work work work work work
+ find some new friends who want to spend time with me (hey! wanna hang out? wanna co-work in a cafe? wanna have brunch?)
+ find a girlfriend (apply within/see above)
+ learn to sew own clothes
+ finally get around to doing that design project I've been thinking about doing for like a year
+ make origami wall art
+ other miscellaneous craft projects
+ save money on booze (heh)
+ catch up on podcasts
+ read all the books

Things I'll probably actually do:
+ Netflix binges
+ work work work work work

Z image from my new fav thing - awesome box of dropcap postcards by @jessicahische 
#dropcap #communityovercompetition #solopreneur #creativelifehappylife #creativepreneur #snugglebuddy #netflixandsleep #foreveralone #crafternoon #listersgottalist #typographydesign
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Things to do when your BFF goes overseas and abandons you for 5ish weeks: + work work work work work + find some new friends who want to spend time with me (hey! wanna hang out? wanna co-work in a cafe? wanna have brunch?) + find a girlfriend (apply within/see above) + learn to sew own clothes + finally get around to doing that design project I've been thinking about doing for like a year + make origami wall art + other miscellaneous craft projects + save money on booze (heh) + catch up on podcasts + read all the books Things I'll probably actually do: + Netflix binges + work work work work work Z image from my new fav thing - awesome box of dropcap postcards by @jessicahische #dropcap #communityovercompetition #solopreneur #creativelifehappylife #creativepreneur #snugglebuddy #netflixandsleep #foreveralone #crafternoon #listersgottalist #typographydesign

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