DECORATING MY OFFICE FOR CHRISTMAS (& some actual work) | Studio Vlogmas

DECORATING MY OFFICE FOR CHRISTMAS (& some actual work) | Studio Vlogmas

December 6, 2019 7 By Bernardo Ryan


hello good morning welcome to another
studio vlog so today I have quite a few little bits and bobs to get done the
main thing I want to do is order my enamel pins I have crazy hair right now
and because I put a poll on Instagram which you’ll have seen if you follow me
if you don’t you know what to do however that poll was kind of inconclusive it
ended up at like 58 percent to 42 percent wait 52 percent to 48 percent
I was like wait that isn’t inconclusive and so basically it was pretty much an
even split which I figured isn’t enough to totally discontinue one of the
designs so what I’ve decided to go for is the coloured design for the pin badges
primarily because it stands out a lot more on such a small little little thing
so that’s why I’m gonna go for for the pins however I do have a plan for the
other design which I’m gonna keep to myself for now I feel like I might
release that as a bit of a surprise or tell you a bit later on but yeah I’m
gonna release both designs at some point but I’m definitely ordering the colored
enamel badges which I’m very excited for I’m gonna do it today it’s
actually Black Friday tomorrow for me so I’m gonna do it this week whilst there’s
some discounts on every little helps gotta save the pennies but today so
alongside order in the pins I am going to decorate my Christmas tree I put some
lights on it the other day which I will insert right now so yeah Christmas tree decorating is on
the agenda I also need to design a little signature thing for my manager so
I managed by sharp Talent and Jamie the manager commissioned me to create their
new logo which is here I had a lot of fun creating that so yeah he now wants
me to create a load of signatures for the bottom of an e-mail which I’ve never
done before I’ve seen a lot of but I figured I could have a look I’m gonna do
a bit of research and we can go through that process together I also need to
film a little Q&A video I’ve been lacking in video inspiration for the past weeks I
was planning on filming like four videos this week but that just didn’t happen so
I’m gonna film a little Q&A video sit down chitchat and I swear there was
something else on my to-do list as well but I’m sure I’ll think of that oh I want to
do the backing cards for the pins too and possibly the greetings cards because
I started gathering ideas for that last night so we’ve got a fun-filled jam packed
studio vlog today and yeah I’ll shut up and let’s just go I’ve just finished filming and I thought
I would show you the setup you can see my lunch there that is an empty bowl of
pasta sorry about it so this is what I just used as my setup I feel like my setup
changes every other day but this was today’s so I got my tripod out I had
this camera that I am carrying on the top of here my pajama top is hanging out of
my jumper let’s pretend I actually got dressed today and then I opened a drawer
and put my microphone in the drawer and then the wire is fastened to my laptop
and then this is the background so I kind of half tided my bed I put Minnie
and Barney next to me because I want some friends and then my chair so that
was my setup nothing fancy didn’t have any lights or
anything I just used the natural light from the window but yeah that is
generally what I use when I’m filming I’m now gonna put my office
back together a little bit and I’m gonna edit that video because it needs to
go up in four hours I’ve actually got quite good at editing
fast I think it was probably to do with when I was at uni I had so much to do
and so much to edit at the same time and just got better at editing fast for
those of you wondering I use Final Cut Pro to edit my vlogs and I use
epidemic sound for the music so I get a royalty-free music it costs me like ten
pound a month but I use the music that often it’s really worth it so I am gonna
edit and I will speak to you when we’re about to start designing the email
signatures editing is done and it’s just uploading
however the internet does not want to work today
and I obviously don’t have long to upload it because lacking inspiration so
I’m gonna go and turn the internet off and hope that that works if not videos gonna
be late I’ve refreshed the internet we’ll see hopefully that works in the meantime
I’m going to start designing these email signatures that I was talking
about so I’m gonna go on to the classic Pinterest I’m not sure if they will have
many signature things and we’ll pin some things so I’m gonna create a new board
I’m thinking because sharp has a lot of purple in it like it’s main colours are
purple let me show you so this is sharp talents website my management’s website I
designed this logo here and this icon here is what it’s used like in these
little icon bit it’s called a favicon I don’t know if I’ve said that right yeah so
they use purple a lot oh hello there’s me on the homepage so I’m
thinking I’m going to use the same purple I swear I sit on my laptop and then
just get lower and lower down look at my jumper I should work on my
desk but I just wasn’t feeling it today just fancy sitting on my bed and I’ve
just ordered the pins very exciting and I thought I would also show you the what
are they called signature things so I’ve got three quite simple I decided to do
his name in the same style as the logo itself so like the front of it bold and
the back of it not so bold yeah I just mocked them up and so I did one with his
name on the top one with sharp on the top and then one like this I think he
actually likes this one best so we’ll see which one he goes for I’m
gonna stop being a slob I’m dissolving into that bed I swear I’m gonna decorate
my Christmas tree not really your usual studio vlog kind of
thing but its Christmas so enjoy a decorating montage and here is the Christmas masterpiece
I feel like it doesn’t do it justice on camera it looks so pretty it’s actually
everything I pictured we’ve got the butterflies snowflakes little sprigs of
sparkly things a little robin butterflies again there’s just so much
in here actually obsessed a little fawn oh my god I want to decorate trees for a
living how cute I think that’s so pretty and I’ve actually got real presents
under there because I am keen and I wrapped them up ready because I knew I
was gonna decorate the tree Oh little rocking horse
oh my god I love it mom just came up and she’s very jealous she wants me to
decorate the tree downstairs like this now good morning it is now the next day
and I thought I’d show you the banner that they went for they decided to go
for this one with the kind of block thing on the left with the pointy side
and the logo and then obviously their names on either side so I’ve sent the
variations over to my manager hopefully he’s all right with those we’re just
checking whether they fit on their email so that was one thing I didn’t know when
I designed it I didn’t know the dimensions so I just googled it in guessed
but I was only like a couple of pixels out so I’ve just made them a little bit
smaller which is easy enough I made them on illustrator so I could just change
the artboard and then I’ve just duplicated it and made sure that
everyone’s name and job title fits in it all right
it’s actually a Friday now and I’m taking the afternoon off I’m going to an
event this weekend so I will pick this vlog back up on Monday see you then it’s now
the following week and I thought I would show you the sketches that I have for
the little backing cards for the pins so I’m very excited that the pins have been
ordered I had the artwork sent back to me I’ve approved it so it hopefully it’s
getting made right now I guess so hopefully by January they’ll
be available but obviously I’ll let you guys know if you don’t follow me on
Instagram but follow me over there and then that’ll be like the first place I
shout about it but yeah these are the backing cards I’m not sure on colors yet
so if you have any ideas or feedback please do leave it
in the comments but these are the ideas I have so far and I’m thinking I’m gonna
draft them up today so we can kind of see what it’s going to look like I have
four ideas so far I don’t like this one and so I’ve crossed it out I did like
the idea of it however there are a lot of pins that are like situated in a
little circle design like that so I was like I want to be a bit different so
then I did this one I need to think of a tool or something to go there but
um maybe with like a bunch of like ribbon and a protractor and a rubber and
like all that kind of stuff to kind of imply about the creating part I want it
to be representing the create part of the badge because obviously it’s about
being creative and artistic and that’s what the badge is all about so I want
the backing card to kind of reflect that then I have this one so I thought like a
block of color here and then a different color here and then like they’re all
tools coming out at the top that’s a possibility I feel like this one’s more
in the style of what I usually do and so I feel like that could be nice and then
put the website on the bottom here and then this one so a similar idea to have
in the things on the outside but then putting like a hexagon in the middle for
the badge to go in again I really like that one maybe I’m swaying towards that
one so I think basically I need to create these so I can figure out which
one I prefer so I think that is going to be what we’re going to do today
also on Pinterest my favorite place I have been pinning ideas for
greetings cards so I’ve been trying to find some little sayings and things that
I like the look of so I’ve got this one which is not PG and you’re doing great
distance means so little when someone means so much besides chocolate you’re
my favorite personal favorite and you are a powerful beautiful brilliant and
brave you are my favorite notification I thought that one was really cute and thank
you for being my unpaid therapist I don’t know I thought they were quite
cute ideas to have on greetings cards so they’re the main two jobs for this week
I actually ordered some more packaging yesterday because I I’m gonna be
obviously shipping out the pins and because they’re so small I don’t want to
use the packaging I already have let me show you actually so the packaging I use
is from a company called lil packaging I think they supply like Amazon they
supply big companies and I bought this from them it’s like the little letterbox
size and all I did was like print my little recyclable label on it so
people remember are reminded to recycle and then in here I printed my soul and
fire logo and then I have whatever’s in it this was bought mainly for these so
like the desk planner and notebook which is actually almost out of stock
this is the last one and I have here right now so if you wanting to grab
it you can it’s on the website and be quick though because this is
literally the last one and then I have three no four just desk planners which
I’m going to do something with I might put them on the website but I also might
like do a little giveaway so we will see but as you can see the stock drawer is
very empty I think I’m gonna keep that for myself because I love the notepad so
much but yeah bit of a tangent that’s the box that I got from lil packaging
I bought it from them because they use like eco-friendly materials and
everything is recyclable and obviously that is a big thing that I want for
Soul and Fire and I found them by googling and then I keep seeing adverts
on Instagram now I actually have a little code link thing which gives you
10% off if you shop through it so I’ll leave that in the description if you are
a fellow online seller like me because they have really good variations of
envelopes bags boxes they’re all eco-friendly and they’re all really
really good prices prices good priced I was going to say and so I actually
ordered some like little cardboard envelopes I decided to go for the ones
that fit a CD in them because I think that size I hate trying to work out
measurements of things I’m not very good at numbers I checked
it about 500 times but I ordered the CD size because eventually I’m gonna do
postcards on sale on my shop and I want to make sure that the postcards fit in
that envelope as well because I want to minimize the amount of packaging boxes I
have because one I don’t have the storage to save them and two I thought
it was more efficient to kind of only use maybe three different styles of
boxes the boring chats of an online seller that I didn’t actually know
existed until I became one I actually might end this vlog here because I know that the
greetings cards and backing cards creation will make an entire video
so yeah if you want to see me make the backing cards and the greetings cards
make sure you’re subscribed and turn the notifications on because then you will
see what I’m up to but yeah thanks for all the support pals and don’t forget to
shop small at Christmas whether it be via me or via someone else you follow on
Instagram if there’s something that you like from them and you think it’d make a
really good gift for someone or a good like gift from you to you definitely
shop small because it really makes a difference
to smaller businesses you’re not only treating yourself to something great but
you’re putting a big smile on an actual physical person’s face which i think is
really rewarding so shop small this Christmas and thanks for watching
and I’ll shut up now see you soon for another vlog bye