Podcast by Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist
The Brand Stylist in Conversation with Sophie Robinson
The incredible Sophie Robinson is a TV interiors expert, stylist and advocate of bringing colour and happiness into your home. In this energising and inspirational podcast we talk about how she broke into the world of telly, what finding her creative style has done for her business and how she keeps her business working to her edge.
The Brand Stylist in Conversation with Ashley Jankowski of Braizen, Swoone and The Typeset Co
Ashley Jankowski is the founder of brand identity design firm Braizen, brand and marketing templates for photographers, Swoone and most recently, The Typeset Co: magnetic letters for word nerds. Ashley is hugely inspirational, highly visionary and utterly unstoppable.
We caught up to talk about the changing landscape of website design, how to attract the right clients and how to run a business fully staffed with family members.
The Brand Stylist in Conversation with Saima Khan of the Hampstead Kitchen
Private chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist Saima Khan cooks for some of the most high profile clients in the world. Having spotted a gap in the market for unique, colourful and flavoursome sharing platters, she launched her business in style. Saima counts Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and The Obamas amongst her clients and yet there's a lot more to her brand than simply a lucky break.
Saima has an incisive vision of what she stands for, the value she brings and how she enchants her clients at every level. Having left the high-octane world of banking behind, she now combines her passion for food and her flair for business with a deep empathy for people. Saima is a wonderful guest and I hope you'll enjoy this episode.
The Brand Stylist In Conversation With Caz Harrison Of Making Waves Creative
In this episode I chat to Caz Harrison of Making Waves Creative. Caz's company specialises in brand and website design for consumer and lifestyle businesses and is one of the handful of tried and trusted companies I have in my little black book for client projects.
As someone who produces work of an incredibly high standard, is booked up several months in advance and seems to gain sheer joy from everything she does. I thought it was high time we caught up with her to discover her secrets.
In this podcast we discuss:
How she creates the space and mindset to do her best work. The joy of living by the sea and how to carve out time to really immerse yourself in what you do.
The pros and cons of being booked up months in advance, and how she finds the sweet spot between maintaining her inspiration and creative edge and the reassurance that she has enough work to pay the mortgage.
How there's confidence to be found in saying no to the wrong project. We talk about the early days when we were finding our style, trying to be all things to all people and the impact that had on our work.
Finding your style and getting out of the hustle. Caz has some brilliant tips on how to unlock the magic within your style and champion what you do best.
The Brand Stylist In Conversation With Petra And Henning Bensland Of Cal Reiet
‘It’s like a cocoon. You come, and you don’t want to leave. It’s a place to feel good, to feel safe and to develop’ says Henning.
At their Mallorcan agroturismo, co-founders Henning and Petra Bensland have created a paradise. A place for healing, growth and absolute relaxation. Utterly captivated by a place that has such clarity of vision, I was fascinated to find out more about how the vision came about and meet the people behind the business.
In this episode we talk about how Cal Reiet came about, where the idea came from and some of our favourite spots on the beautiful island of Mallorca.
The Brand Stylist In Conversation With Fiona Pickles of Firenza Floral Design
Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist in conversation with the wonderful Fiona Pickles of Firenza Floral Design. Discover how Fiona transformed her business from busy florist to one of the most sought-after floral designers within the UK.
A great, informative, inspirational resource
I have really enjoyed the episodes I have listened to so far - the guests are encouraging, inspirational and down to earth.
I’m feeling very energised with the information shared on this podcast.
Delivered in an enthusiastic, but relaxed and friendly manner - you don’t feel like you’re sitting in a classroom.
I love the guests Fiona has picked to talk to. Lots I don’t know which I love and all have great things to say and really interesting chats.
Excellent pod cast, I felt it really touched on issues that effect me as a designer. The ability to have the strength and for sight to say no, not take on a mass of work incase something more relevant & interesting come along. Space to step back, re focus and gather inspiration. Thank you ladies, thoroughly enjoyed your pod cast.