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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Cat Lim | The Posticherie

    This month we spoke to Cat from The Posticherie, who intricately handcrafts all the hair creations found at the fascinating Walthamstow-based hair design studio. Cat’s incredible talent has seen her work on some exquisite photoshoots (check out her online portfolio), productions and weddings. We found out all about her business and why she chose to take…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Sam Blunden | Graphic Designer

    This month we spoke to Sam, an Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Waltham Forest. We learn how valuable Forge was to his business since Edition 2 and we also find out about a surprising talent…
    Tell us about your business  
    I’m an Art Director and Graphic Designer working across cultural and commercial sectors. I create…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Patty Gurman | Sweet Paper Creations

    July is upon us and what better way to spring into it than to speak with more of our 4th Edition participants. This month we spoke to Patty from Sweet Paper Creations, a not-for-profit family business with a vision to develop creative, craft workshops in the local community.
    Tell us about your business  
    Our mission and passion…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Adam Duckett | Covers

    This month we spoke to Adam Duckett from Covers, a graphic design studio based at Creative Works in Walthamstow. We spoke about the importance of connecting with local businesses and found out about some podcasts that keep him inspired.
    Tell us about your business  
    Covers specialises in design for places to stay, eat and explore. Projects vary…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Duncan Strong | Bespokea

    We recently spoke to Duncan from Bespokea as part of our ‘Meet The Forgers’ series. Brilliantly unique in it’s concept, Bespokea is a furniture design business based in Walthamstow, focusing on commissions and great customer service all from his workshop.

    We found out how Bespokea came about and what challenges (if any) that Duncan is facing…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Mareike Besch | Studio MB

    This month we spoke to Mareike Besch of Studio MB for our next ‘Meet The Forgers’ story, designed to showcase the community of creative businesses taking part in our Forge programme.

    Leaning on her skills and knowledge of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, Studio MB is an art and design studio that works with self initiated and commissioned pieces.…

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    Meet the Forgers: Q&A with Nicholas Taghavi | Entervision Films

    We continue to highlight the stories behind the members of our Forge programme with our next instalment of ‘Meet The Forgers’. This month, we spoke with Nicholas Taghavi, Creative Director or Entervision Films, a company that produces enhancing video to support any media platform. We found out what urged Nicholas to apply to the Forge programme…

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    Meet the Forgers: Alastair Fyfe Photography

    Alastair Fyfe is a London-based freelance photographer who’s passion is photographing brilliant people. With an impressive career ranging from working in Milan as a photojournalist for foreign press publications, to setting up his London business.
    Alastair joined the Forge community as part of Cohort 3, looking to find a market for his own creative projects and…

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    Meet the Forgers: The Wool Kitchen

    Next up in our Meet The Forgers series we talk to Helen Reed, the creator and designer behind The Wool Kitchen, a crafts and design business focused on producing hand dyed yarns. The Wool Kitchen is based in Walthamstow. Helen’s brand is all about inspiring those to knit whether you are new to the skill…

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    Forge: Introducing Roz from Design 72

    Tell us a bit about your business
    My business is called Design72 and it covers visual branding, design and content. In a nutshell, I can make your brand look better and consistent. I can also create short videos which tell your story to your customer. This can be anything from a TV advert, digital billboard to a facebook…