asking for trouble

Hello Laptop

I got a new laptop at the weekend and this is pretty much how it appears in my eyes. My old laptop had grown slow and annoying but I was used to it. This new laptop is like ‘What’s that? You want to work in Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time? Sure, no problem. Why not listen to some music too?” and I’m like I LOVE YOU. My old laptop would grumble about opening a single Word document.

So, you can expect lots of new designs and zines and things soon now that opening a large print file is no longer a big deal. But I also have a load of freelance stuff to finish first to pay for it!

You can see some of my recent projects over on my portfolio site, including this site I built for The Sweet Cupcake Company in Ireland. Cute!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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