About

Zabby Allen wearing a pink, yellow and blue jacket, pink jeans a a polkadot t-shirt in front of a pink door in Camden, London

 

Oh hello! I'm Zabby, a colour-loving creative gal from south east London. I run the Procrastination Paper, a monthly mini mag which aims to tempt you away from your phone, to #WasteSomeTimeOffline! You can find more about that in my recent blog post and subscribe here. I also take on the occasional design and illustration commission, so please get in touch if you'd like to work together. 

 

In Colourful Company x Mollie Makes Colour Walk - 2018 Best Product Category Posing in Islington while Zabby Allen takes a photo

 

I also co-run In Colourful Company, with illustrator Toni Bee. ICC is a community of like-minded people who share a love of colour. We organise events across the UK to encourage people to seek adventure, make new friends, discover hidden gems and embrace their personalities.

  

When I'm not working on my own designs or hunting rainbows, I work on independent design commissions and edit The Happy Newspaper by Emily Coxhead. Previously I worked sold my own products (mainly pins and patches) and worked as editor, art director, writer and often illustrator for Lucky Dip Club's mini mag Girl Planet / The Lucky Dip Clubhouse, of which I produced over 30 issues and edited the crafts section of Caboodle Magazine.
I'm passionate about independent businesses and supporting my peers, so you'll find interviews with fellow indie biz owners over on my blog, alongside content focusing on my other passions: travel, colour and dogs!