Meet Laura Lonsdale
Hi I’m Laura, freelance designer and owner of Laura Lonsdale Designs!
I first started designing cards just over 2 and a half years ago now. I had recently been made redundant in my job in marketing, and at the time I was 7 months pregnant. My journey to getting pregnant was really tough, myself and my husband went through 6 rounds of IVF, so we were both elated to be finally having a family. However, being made redundant whilst pregnant was so stressful and worrying, and after what we’d already gone through I was feeling so down.
Full Time Business
Greeting Card Inspiration
I love having so much more time to focus on my growing business, and that I can devote time into thinking up new ideas. My design style is generally humour and doodles, I love to make people laugh with my designs! A lot of my cards also come from personal experience, which makes them really relatable and I think that’s why they seem to sell well. I now find I can’t go anywhere without something inspiring a new design, my brain can never switch off from cards!
Running my own business comes with difference challenges, I never really know what I’m getting paid each month and that can be quite stressful. But overall it’s so exciting, and I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved so far. I’d encourage anyone with a business idea to have a go, however small of an idea it is. Life is too short to not have a go!