Hi, I'm Stasia

and I like to make stuff

All about me

I’m based in Johannesburg, South Africa

I studied Fine Art at Wits, majoring in Painting and Photography

I interned at Saatchi & Saatchi

I took 2 gap years, one before and one after varsity

I studied Media Design & Technology (which is a fancy way of saying Graphic Design)

I’ve been working as a full-time graphic and web designer for over 5 years now

I read a lot of books and graphic novels

I love creating videos for my YouTube channel

FAQ

Q: Why is it called Alot?

A: Well first off, it’s because you get a lot! I do so many fun, crafty and artsy things, that I wanted the name of my website and blog to reflect that. How I came up with it is that, I took the first letter from my name and the first few letters of my surname and came up with ALout, then I took out the u to make it Alot 🙂 I guess Alout could be my business name in France 😀

sketches of 2015

Flashback Friday Part 2 – 2015 in Sketches

Last week I shared my sketches, doodles, drawings and designs from the deep dark past of 2006. Those were wild times: cellphones had buttons, following someone was considered a crime not a desirable occurrence and singers wore pants on stage. If you missed it, read it...
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Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear Charm Tutorial (Video)

Hey, it's me again! Long time no see! 😀 Yes, I know, I'm hilarious 😀 Anywho, so it is February, which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner. So in celebration of the season of love I was inspired to make this adorable little teddy bear charm, and I thought...

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares this Christmas

I love all things crafty, and one of my favourite crafts is crochet. I find it a really calming and fun. And it's a great way to be creative without all the pressure of getting things perfect. One of the most fun things for me to crochet are granny squares because...
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Exploring Hand Lettering

The whole world seems to be obsessed with vintage style at the moment, and I'm no exception. I love beautiful old-fashioned graphic design from the 1940's and 1950's. A lot of packaging and advertising design from that time was covered in gorgeous typography that...

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