About Me

marceline smith

Hello! My name is Marceline and I work full-time from home as a self-employed creative type. I currently live in Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland after a long time of living in Glasgow.

I work as a freelance web and graphic designer, specialising in Shopify stores and WordPress sites. I also design a range of illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts and license my designs for everything from fabric and bedding to rainboots and iPhone cases.

I run my own online store – Asking For Trouble – and co-edit Super Cute Kawaii, a cute shopping blog with a big audience. I’ve been designing and building websites and blogs since the late nineties and I’m something of an early adopter when it comes to social networking.

With all these skills, I can help you find the best solution for your project and offer advice on expanding your audience and keeping your search rankings high.

I’m also a real person who’s happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas over coffee and cake and advice is always free! I work by myself and you’ll get my full attention, though I can also recommend other creative friends if you require something outside my skillset.

On a personal level, my big obsessions are Japan (I’ve been there three times and always planning my next trip, writing (blogging, zinemaking and self-publishing), reading, (especially old travel books) and astronomy. I’m currently working on a series of grid-based crafts for my own amusement.


Over the last twenty years, I’ve worked on some amazing projects for amazing clients, including PlueysFolksy, 5pm.co.uk, Shopifyiomart Group (Easyspace and Netintelligence), The University of Glasgow (projects for Unicef, the Home Office, Save the Children, UNHCR) and Channel 4 IdeasFactory.

I hold a Fine Arts degree from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and also have professional qualifications in Adobe software. I’ve exhibited my work in The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, The Park Gallery in Falkirk, Ricefield Arts & Cultural Centre in Glasgow and Manchester Craft & Design Centre.