About Emily

Emily Benton

Emily is a half Yam Yam, half French creative designer based in the Black Country. By day, she co-runs Bostin Design, a creative marketing studio situated in Wolverhampton. By night, she continues her passion for design creating illustration and hand lettered artwork.

Her current project “Bostin Type” combines her illustrative skills and love for local accents to create bold, playful and fun hand lettered designs.

“I’ve lived in Walsall all my life, whether you love it or hate it, the Black Country accent is undeniably unique! Growing up, Birmingham was always the ”place to be”, and I feel both areas have had a big impact on my life. I’ve always felt proud of my roots and feel our dialect should be celebrated!

I wanted to put my two passions together and spread the Yam Yam and Brummie love through beautiful designs! So much effort and time goes into each piece. My main goal is to show off our accent in a visually engaging way.

Artwork is printed locally, where possible I will always use small businesses and put money back into our area. I’m also very conscious of sourcing environmentally friendly materials. I use minimal packaging and do not use single use plastic on my greeting cards.”

Emily Benton

My Creative Toolbox

“I use a ton of different equipment and materials throughout my design process to achieve different textures and outcomes. At the moment I’m obsessed with creating hand lettered pieces on my iPad Pro. However, here’s a list of creative tools that help me produce my artwork.”

  • Macbook Pro 15”
  • iPhone
  • iPad Pro with Apple pencil
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Lightbox
  • iPhone flexi arm and stand
  • Sketch book
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencils
  • Fine liners
  • Paint
  • Marker pens
Creative Toolbox 2

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