Thoughts Make Things aka Lydia Lapinski is an illustrator,
art director and designer based in Sheffield UK.  Lydia aims to bring play and wonder to every project she is involved in, making the boring beautiful, the mundane magical and the superfluous simple.


Lydia has over 15 years experience working as a Creative Director, Art Director and Head of Design for advertising agencies, design agencies and in house for brands. She has produced work for television, arts, culture, advertising, theatre, festivals, food, computer games, cinema, education, beauty, electronics, charities, councils, universities, music, publishing, fitness, toys, food and fashion.




Art direction

Creative direction

Graphic design


Icon design

Packaging design

Selected clients


BBC, Boots, CBeebies, Coca-Cola, Computer Arts Magazine,

EA Games, Hasbro, Hope Works, Marks & Spencers, Ministry of Sound, McCann Worldgroup, Moshi Monsters, Mollie Makes Magazine, Museums Sheffield, City Arts Nottingham, Nick Hornby, NHS, Our Favourite Places, Paul Smith, Penguin Books, Pimoroni, Rotovision, Site Gallery, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital, St Lukes, Thorntons and Visa.

If you would like to talk to me

about a project please email