Hello! We are hello DODO the playful printmakers, AKA Ali & Jam. We met at Plymouth Uni (in Exeter) 9 years ago where Ali studied Analogue Photography and Jam studied Graphic Design. We moved to Brighton 3 years ago and it was a mixture of pent up creative frustration, having the same silly sense of humour and a shared love of traditional processes that caused us to create hello DODO together.
We taught ourselves to screenprint (lots of trial and error at first!) and we now create all our work in our teeny flat, printing on our kitchen worktop (with a bit of help from Preston, our homemade press!) Our designs are full of bright colours, clever puns, animals and our own typefaces and we print on to paper, t-shirts and tote bags. We have also created a range of fun and happy greetings cards. Our one aim is to make people smile!
We opened our Etsy shop 2 years ago and we’ve really loved working hard on it and have learnt so much to help our business flourish. In July we took part in Mentor Month as both mentors and mentees and it was such a fantastic experience revaluating our own shop, polishing up our SEO knowledge and passing it all on to help someone else’s business grow. We also rebranded the Brighton Etsy Team, creating a great new logo and identity.
The Brighton Etsy Team has gone from strength to strength this year and we’re so excited to be a part of it and we’re really proud to now be Team Leaders!