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15 hours ago, Sam Neil said:

Hey Allan,

Just wondering what did you use to build the website?

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Hi Sam, I used Affinity Designer for all the vector work then exported as .svg to use in Adobe Muse which is now a end of life app, so looking to switch at some point to Without Code or WebFlow...

About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

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Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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1 hour ago, My Strawberry Monkey said:

Hi Sam, I used Affinity Designer for all the vector work then exported as .svg to use in Adobe Muse which is now a end of life app, so looking to switch at some point to Without Code or WebFlow...

1 hour ago, My Strawberry Monkey said:

Hi Sam, I used Affinity Designer for all the vector work then exported as .svg to use in Adobe Muse which is now a end of life app, so looking to switch at some point to Without Code or WebFlow...

Thanks Allan.

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With world book day happening this past Thursday and being featured in the recent Affinity Spotlight it has got me thinking about my cover for my first children's picture book, so I'm current working on a new design and a few other changes inside, hopefully I'll finish in time for the summer...

 

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Where would Strawberry Monkey be without all the strong, successful women in his life? #internationalwomensday

When I first started this journey all but one of my characters were male, it wasn't intentional, it was just my default. It sounds odd now, but I didn't think about female characters. I remember reading an article about diversity and female characters in children’s literature and that had a massive impact on the direction of the books. There are now more female than male characters, one of whom is Dr Horse. I want young girls growing up to be inspired and show them that they can be whoever they want and this is why I started to create more female positive role models.

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Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

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Sooo, mainly during lockdown I worked away re-illustrating the characters for the website and the first book! A lot of changes have been made, I think taking a little break from it all helped me see what I wasn't happy with. Anyway the book is now live and back on Amazon! SO much happier with its new look...

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Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

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As summer approaches, make sure your kids stay safe.  Have a read of this blog post with some tips on how you get your child to wear suncream, with the help of Strawberry Monkey! 🥵

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-can-you-get-your-child-wear-suncream-mystrawberrymonkey

 

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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Slowly starting to add more products to the website, thought these greeting cards would work well for my characters!

Go cheer up someone's day and get your My Strawberry Monkey greeting card here!

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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Somehow I feel like this thread is becoming my personal diary! 😂 Anyway, years ago long before Affinity came into my life I tried creating some motivational quotes wall prints, bought a printer, the whole set up. it was sooooooo stressful, mainly due to me not knowing what I was doing and having major issues with colour accuracy from Photoshop and Illustrator. Looks like I may have come back round to the idea of wall art, this time for kids though, currently testing out some prints:

 

 

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Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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31 minutes ago, My Strawberry Monkey said:

Somehow I feel like this thread is becoming my personal diary! 😂

Just “becoming”, Allan? I think it’s been your personal diary all along, but it’s a great way to showcase your wonderful work.

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On 3/25/2022 at 12:28 PM, Alfred said:

Just “becoming”, Allan? I think it’s been your personal diary all along, but it’s a great way to showcase your wonderful work.

🤣 Thanks, gotta share my thoughts somewhere.

About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

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Test prints for the wall art arrived from the printers, looking good! These will look amazing once framed. Hopefully, not too long and they'll be up on the site.

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finally managed to get the Etsy shop up and running for the wall prints after the test prints and a few technical difficulties along the way. 13 so far, I will be creating and uploading more over the coming weeks! 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MyStrawberryMonkey

 

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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  • 2 months later...

YO! This strawberry monkey is DOPE crazy! I love it ya'll! :27_sunglasses:

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On 6/11/2022 at 2:25 AM, Gee Whiz said:

YO! This strawberry monkey is DOPE crazy! I love it ya'll! :27_sunglasses:

Thanks @Gee Whiz 😁🍓🐵

About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

YouTube: Affinity Designer & Photo Tutorials

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