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Lisa Hassell

Founder at InkygoodnessBirmingham, United Kingdom
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Lisa Hassell

Founder at InkygoodnessBirmingham, United Kingdom
About me
Lisa Hassell is a creative consultant, coach and founder of Inkygoodness, a global community focused on connecting, inspiring and developing artists and creative businesses. Lisa runs portfolio crits, coaching programmes and workshops for artists and illustrators to accelerate their personal and professional development. Lisa ran WE ARE GOODNESS, an illustration agency representing a diverse roster of international artists. Between 2014-2019 Lisa organised Glug Birmingham; a quarterly design talks and meetup event for the local creative community and part of the global Glug network. Lisa is a published writer and journalist. Her specialist areas are creative business, illustration, graphic art and design, reporting on emerging trends, sharing industry insight & interviewing artists. Her words can be found on the pages of Creative Review, Computer Arts, Digital Arts and IdN to name a few. She has also contributed words to 'How to be a Graphic Designer' published by Thames & Hudson (2018) and 'Design{H}ers' curated by Hong Kong publishers viction:ary (2019).
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  • IdN v23n1 Street GraphicsA special issue of IdN magazine, curated by Inkygoodness and produced in collaboration with IdN World, Hong Kong. IdN v23n1 Contemporary Street Graphics takes inspiration from illustrators, muralists and graphic artists redefining their genre. Featuring: 3ttman | AITCH | AKA Corleone | David Méndez Alonso | Nicolas Barrome | Beastman | Billy/Alex | Florence Blanchard | Bué the Warrior | Buff Monster | DISKOROBOT | Fafi | Good Wives and Warriors | Hedof | Hell'o Monsters | HENSE | Agostino
  • My Tablet and Me - Marketing Campaign for ArgosCommissioned by NetBooster on behalf of Argos to run a social media marketing campaign on tablet devices.
Projects credited in
  • Flexible Working - RepresentHere’s a bunch of images I have been working on over the last few weeks for Represent for a series of articles written baby Lisa Hassell ,about flexible working. The articles explored different situations in which flexible working can be hugely beneficial to employee and employer! check out the articles here :
  • IdN v23n1 Street Graphics : Special Edition in Collaboration with Inkygoodness and IdN WorldA special issue of IdN magazine, curated by Inkygoodness and produced in collaboration with IdN World, Hong Kong. Taking inspiration from the rising trend of multi-disiplinary creative practice amongst contemporary street artists, IdN v23n1 Contemporary Street Graphics presents a cross-section of some 38 artists with diverse styles and unique artistic aapproaches to making work that seamlessly blends street art, image making and illustration. Featuring: 3ttman | AITCH | AKA Corleone | David
Work history
    Creative Consultant & DirectorInkygoodness
    Birmingham, United KingdomFull Time
    Inkygoodness ( is an art and culture platform that launched in 2010 with the sole purpose of showcasing emerging talent in illustration. Through innovative exhibitions, networking events, and creating online content designed to engage with our growing audience, we have dedicated ourselves to championing illustration, character design and visual art worldwide, building a global community of engaged young creative professionals (over 60k on social media). From our sell-out ‘Play’ exhibition on Brick Lane in 2010 - featuring over 65 original artworks, prints and 3D sculptures inspired by the theme of play, to 'Character Totem' - a show of 30 large scale wooden totems featuring one-off designs by international artists - on display at Pictoplasma Berlin, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented artists in the industry at early stages of their career. Inkygoodness partnered with Glug Worldwide in 2014 to launch Glug Birmingham, a bi-annual design talks and networking event for local creatives, followed in 2015 by the launch of sister illustration agency WE ARE GOODNESS. We're proud to have worked with a growing collective of global artists and illustrators over the years, including McBess, Good Wives & Warriors, Playground Paris, Supermundane, Alex Fowkes, Tado, David Shillinglaw, Sue Doeksen, Hattie Stewart, BURO BURO & many more. We're proud to have collaborated as a media partner on a number of design events, festivals and conferences including Pictoplasma, Glug, OFFSET Dublin, OFFSET Sheffield and Us By Night, delivering live event coverage and marketing support through our social media channels.
    Co-Founder (Birmingham Chapter)Glug
     - Birmingham, United KingdomFreelance
    We’re passionate about our industry and proud of what we do. For us, it’s all about celebrating truly collaborative creative process. Glug brings together the finest creative talent against a backdrop of visually enriching surroundings and good tunes. It’s the chance to see our favourite creatives and up-and-coming contemporaries give stimulating talks, make live art and host a whole range of inspiring interactive stuff before your eyes. It’s about talking, collaborating and drinking, not business card swapping.
  • Events
  • Project Management
  • Portfolio Consultant
  • Creative Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Curating
  • Art Exhibitions