Happy Monday y’all!!
Time to put another one of our cracking’ GWC team into yon spotlight again!
Let us introduce.. the super lovely, SUPER stylish…
LET’S GET THE LOWDOWN FROM THE LADY…
you/your team: Me (Lynsay O’Connor) with occasional help from my husband Iain (who is one of the Pinup Nights DJs – another GWC supplier!)
2/ describe your workspace:
Skinny Malink has recently moved into a new studio just off Edinburgh’s Rose street. It’s great to finally have a space that can accommodate all of the printers and stationery materials. It’s also great to have such a central location to meet up with clients to talk through design ideas and their stationery needs. The studio is a bit bare at the moment, but I’m working on brightening it up!
3/ where did it all begin?
It all began less than a year ago. Iain and I were planning our own wedding, as a graphic designer it was a no-brainer to design our own wedding invitations rather than source a supplier or purchase straight off the shelf. I received such positive feedback on the invitations that we started to think it might be a good idea to set up an alternative stationery business offering affordable-personalised designs ‘off the shelf’ in an online store or completely bespoke to the individual.
4/ favourite work to date?
I’m really fond of our Playful collection of stationery (http://www.skinny-malink.com/collections/playful-collection). The design was inspired by the artwork found in old Pelican-style schoolbook covers. A bold typeface coupled with retro colouring and strong geometric shapes. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but has had very good feedback and that’s the whole idea of Skinny Malink.
5/ who/what inspires you?
I get inspiration from so many places and so many people. Two of my favourite graphic designers are Jan Tschichold and Ian McLaren and I have learned a so much from their approach and way of working – They take a very mathematical considered approach to layout and design which always looks great.
I also love the textile designer Anni Alber’s geometric patterns, they’re so beautiful!
6/ where’s your favourite place to in your city?
In Edinburgh I love it when it’s Festival time. It’s such a great month of the year, when all these secret venues you’d never knew existed open their doors especially for the Fringe. Edinburgh really comes to life during the festival and I love the crowds and the people watching that go along with it.
I love going back home to Glasgow for a sneaky night out whenever I get the chance – When I do you can usually find me partaking in a delicious White Russian in Nice n Sleazy’s!
We LOVE this gals style. Never failing to impress us with her impeccable taste in print and patterns!! Wowser.
To see more of Lynsay’s work and find her contact details (since we’re pretty sure she’s the invitation-making wizard that you’ve all been looking for…) head on over to the Stationery section of our Directory.
Team GWC x