About
Thoughts Make Things (previously named Studio Binky) is an independent, multidisciplinary, creative studio based in Sheffield UK, founded by Lydia Lapinski.

My aim is to produce highly creative, ideas-led work that is engaging, inspiring and beautiful, as well as being functional and educational. I enjoy working on projects that align with my own values of promoting learning, creativity, community, wellbeing and play. I offer a variety of services including creative consultancy, art direction, illustration, graphic design, branding, packaging, animation, installations, styling and set design.

I work with my own clients directly, and also take commisions from other creative agencies. For larger projects I work with a team of highly skilled freelance designers, animators & photographers.

Before setting up Thoughts Make Things in 2008 (previously named ‘Studio Binky’) I worked as a graphic designer, art director and head of design for top design agencies including The Designers Republic, Studio Output, Iris Associates and Pimoroni. I was one of the first designers to work at Studio Output when they started up in 2003, and became the first female in 25 years to be employed as a designer at The Designers Republic. I have worked in design studios, advertising agencies and in-house for brands, gaining experience ranging from designing electronic PCB boards, to chocolate rabbits.

Over the past decade I have produced work for clients locally and worldwide, including BBC, CBBC, CBeebies, Cinema For All, Computer Arts Magazine, Folksy, Our Favourite Places, Penguin Books, Moshi Monsters, Pimoroni, Paul Smith & Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Publications & Press
Computer Arts, Creative Review, Creative Review The Annual, Designed to Help, Design Week, DJ Magazine, It’s a Matter of Packaging, Los Logos, Sticky Graphics, The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design, This Gun is for Hire, Use Again, Zoom In Zoom Out, 1000 Tips by 100 Graphic Designers, Handmade Graphics, 1000 Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Graphics, Made & Sold.

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