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[93] How to Successfully Combine Art and Design with Annie Everingham

I can’t remember how I first stumbled across Annie Everingham – but when I saw her work, and read her story, I knew I had to have her on the show!

Annie runs an art + design business in Newcastle, Australia. She created beautiful abstract art, and she begin as a designer with a background in fashion, before demand encouraged her to also move into fine art.



I was impressed by her work, her brand, and the success she’s achieved at a relatively young age, so I wanted to find out how her business evolved – especially as she mixes fine art with design so well.



I hope you enjoy this episode – there are lots of gems of wisdom, and lots of down-to-earth reality about the challenges of growing a business – and plenty of laughs, too – we had a great time recording this!




Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • Annie’s partner is also her business partner and has a background in business which helps the business keep moving forward.
  • Annie has faced some huge challenges to get her business where it is today and has had to make some big decisions about the direction she wanted to go – primarily, moving into the fine art world, and the balance between art and design in her business.
  • ‘Self doubt and worrying about what might happen is deadly’ {Annie}
  • Annie sells her work through some fantastic stores around Australia and online through her website.
  • The next challenge for Annie is to expand the lifestyle and homewares side of the business.
  • Annie tries to stick to a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 type schedule, but she has experimented to find her own rhythm of work.
  • Instagram has been one of the best marketing tools for Annie.
  • ‘Be brave’ {Annie}
  • You can find Annie on her Website, Instagram or Facebook.


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Photos of Annie and her ‘Hello June’ Print via her website. Photo of Annie by Sophie Tyler Photography.


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Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.



Enjoyed this episode thanks Jess and Annie. Being a visual artist who also flirts with design (and craft) this helped me to to clarify some of my own intentions with this business.

What say you?