What's your day job?
I am currently at Lancaster University studying marketing. I have a little bit of spare time to run my side hustle in between lecturers, seminars and society work, but often I stay up until one in the morning to finish coursework, and two to finalise wholesale orders.
And tell us, what's your side hustle?
My side hustle is the The Cute Quipster, a shop that creates bright and fun housewares and accessories. I sew, design and make everything from doughnut pillows to funky pins. I wanted to apply some of the crafting and designing skills I learnt whilst studying my Graphics Design A-level — that’s how my business was born.
What is the inspiration behind your The Cute Quipster?
My work is inspired by things that makes people smile and my aim is to inject a bit of fun and positivity in to everyone’s day. My products tend to be based on the foods I eat (doughnuts, in particular) or whatever my mind comes up with — cat doughnut pins, anyone? I am a big fan of bright colours, so if I see something bright when I’m out and about, or visiting galleries, I tend to take a quick picture for inspiration.