#NobodyKnows: Q&A with Hollie Startup
You might not know self-proclaimed doodler Hollie Startup, but you’ve definitely seen her irreverent greeting cards, stocked in Paperchase.
We’ve teamed up with the well punny illustrator to create icons and imagery
for nobodyschild.com (check it out!).
Here’s everything you didn’t know about the person behind the puns…
If you had to design a greeting card for Nobody’s Child, what would it look like?
It would definitely encapsulate girl power! A card you can send to your friends just to brighten their day up a little.
You graduated three years ago. Any advice ‘now you’ would give to ‘back then you’?
To try not to worry as much, I stress about if I am good enough or if I can do it. Now I’m just doing me and trying not to worry as much… much easier said than done.
Your puns are hilarious, what would be your personal pun for life?
Anything doughnut related, they honestly solve everything!
Where do you get your pun inspo?
All my ideas come from day to day experiences, or how I’m feeling. I will see or hear something that I think will make a cute design, I then write it in my notes so I can doodle it as soon as I’m home.
What are your career goals?
This is super cheesy, but honestly I just want to be happy doing something I love. I love doodling and creating greeting cards, I would love to get more of my designs in shops and gain more exposure of my work. I’ve just started selling my work at markets so definitely will be doing more throughout the year.
Give us one funny story from your career so far…
I don’t know if it’s funny, but I have been told off at work as I would spend all my time illustrating new card designs instead of doing my actual work… oops!
Your illustrations look a lot like you and your boyfriend. Coincidence?
Hahah definitely not! All my drawings are based on me and people in my life. Plus, George (my BF) helps me with some of my design ideas and secretly loves being featured.
Your fave hashtag seems to be #overthinking. Something you do?
Yes. All the time, especially at night right before I’m trying to sleep, I overthink situations that will never happen, and stress about silly things I’ve said and done way too much!
PLUS don’t miss Hollie’s #NobodysListening playlist, the soundtrack to a doodle sesh…
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