17 October 2015

An interview with Dorkface!

Hello Everybody! Today I bring you one of my favorite bloggers, she's the loveliest human you'll ever meet, she's hilarious, has amazing hair and has a cat! Sounds amazing right!? I thought I would interview Jemma from Dorkface for today's post, she is by far one of the loveliest people I have met through blogging in the last year and if you don't follow her blog you so should be!

                          Dork Face Jemma with green hair

Who is Dorkface and when & why did you start blogging?
I'm Jemma, the blogger behind Dorkface! :) I started blogging in March 2014, after I'd been reading blogs on and off for months. I finally realised I needed to motivate myself to start one, as I wanted a place to be creative after I got home from work each day. I always loved writing, photography and anything arty/creative; so blogging was the perfect solution for me.

Did you ever plan to go Full Time with your blog/business?
Plan? No. Hope? YES. Not since starting my blog though. I'd been dreaming of working for myself since I was a little girl. Whenever anyone asked what I wanted to be, I'd always say 'Writer' as a child. Then in my teens the answer become 'Artist' and then gradually I weren't sure anymore what I wanted to be. I only knew I had a multitude of creative hobbies I loved, and wanted to pursue. It was always careers that meant working for myself though. I never wanted to have a boss other than myself! So yes, when I started blogging and I realised how much I loved it, going full time was something I hoped for; but I certainly didn't plan or expect it!

Dorkface picture card DIY

If you could work with one brand who would it be and why?
Oooh.... that's a tough one for me! As I can't decide if it'd be one of my favourite beauty brands, or something a little more creative. I think probably 'the dream' would be to work with a huge stationery brand getting my illustrations printed on a load of merchandise. Yeah.. I think that'd be amazing. So maybe Paperchase! Imagine one day popping in store and seeing my designs, woo! Haha.

What do you design/sell on your Etsy for those who don't know?
To be honest, my Etsy is literally the home of anything I feel like creating! And that changes all the time too. Sometimes I'll be crafting cute kawaii jewellery, sometimes I'll be selling paintings or drawings, and sometimes making handmade cards in orders for people :) I'll be adding some exciting new things to it over the next few months too..!

dorkface, stationery, interview, kawaii, cute, pink. girly

How do you manage so much work? schedule, rota, weekly/monthly plans etc?
To be 100% honest- I sacrifice a lot. A LOT. I don't think people want to hear this bit, as they just like to hear the good bits about doing something you love full time. But it really is all about sacrifice. I can only see friends if I schedule time with them in advance, or its a very quick visit. I dont get nearly enough sleep as I should be, Im up at 3am most nights still working. I don't get to sit around reading blogs for hours, watching netflix or pampering myself any more. I can't remember the last time I was bored, seriously! Maybe around.. 9 months ago, 10? It's a CRAZY schedule at the moment, but I love it. It's something Im so passionate about and managing it all means planning everything down to the last detail, scheduling all my blog posts, tweets, plans, designs..everything. And being really disciplined to stick to it! I wouldn't change it for the world though, I'm incredibly happy! :)

You can find Jem over at 

Thanks again to Jem for letting me interview her, lots of love JIV! 


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