About

Hazel Stainer.
Ba (Hons) Graphic Design

This blog was originally intended to showcase my graphic design and illustration work, but in recent years my aspirations changed. Whilst I still enjoy designing, my love of writing, reading and researching is much stronger. Every friday, I post a blog about a recent exhibition or museum I have visited (or a topic of interest if I have been unable to travel). This year (2020), I received over 11,000 visitors to this blog, which is phenomenal. If you would like to support my work, please consider becoming a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hazelstainer

I passed a proofreading course in 2018 and won the runner-up Student of the Year Award. I am listed as a “Top Reviewer” on Netgalley and post hundreds of book reviews on Goodreads. I am open to book reviewing and proofreading commissions.

I completed my Graphic Design degree in 2013 with a 2:1. I was very pleased with this, particularly as this period of time was difficult for me. During this course, I developed a liking for illustration and, therefore, lean towards using hand-rendered images in the designs I produce. All examples of my degree work can be found here.

Due to health reasons, I am currently unemployed but occasionally take on small commissions. Most of these are on a voluntary basis for my local church. I have had the odd paid commission for logos, greeting cards and posters, and always receive positive feedback. My recent work includes designing the website for Gants Hill United Reformed Church.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m a volunteer at the London Canal Museum and was very interested and pleased to read your reference to the museum in your recent post. In 2019 we hosted a special event celebrating Carlo Gatii and his family’s contribution for which we did some extensive research.
    Also you may be interested in a project currently being initiated by the Canal & River Trust developing audio tours of canals. If you are interested I suggest you contact them.
    Brian

  2. Hi Hazel, I really loved your piece on the Canal Museum; I work there and would love to have you do a Zoom event with us; perhaps a talk or something of your choosing; would you be interested? If so, please email me vtm@lcmemail.co.uk (Richard)

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