About Indie Catalogue
Indie Catalogue is website entirely devoted to making shopping for independents online easier. We want to help make indie businesses and makers more visible through linking customers directly to their online shops and websites. Customers are able to search hundreds of products filtered by region and product type, all made by someone that cares.
Why We Started
We started the platform because we found that it was hard to find many independent sellers other than through word of mouth, especially if you are relatively unestablished or have an independent website. Our initial goal was to help indies receive more sales in the run up to Christmas during the pandemic.
Photography by Marc Baker
About the Co-Founders
Emily created the identity and illustration for Indie Catalogue. Emily Redfearn is a freelance illustrator, animator & designer born and raised in Sheffield. Her work varies across animated GIFs, video animations, advertising, branding, book covers and more. A key part of Emily’s work is her bold use of colour, which is integral to her illustrations and creative process.
Some Sheffield based organisations she has worked with include Printed By us, who sell screen prints and operate workshops to teach vulnerable people the craft of hand screen printing. She has also worked with food court Terrace Goods, based in Orchard Square, on their rebrand, design and interior artwork. Emily has also worked with The Leadmill producing their social animated GIFs. She has also previously lectured part time at Hallam University.
Jake is a web developer based in Sheffield. He has built and designed the entire website for Indie Catalogue. Jake came to Sheffield back in 2012 for university and since then he’s fallen in love with the city and everything in and around it. He graduated university in 2015 and following this he’s been working for multiple creative agencies as a Web Developer. In the past Jake has volunteered his time to help Canvendish Cancer Care (a local charity) revamp their existing site, along with raising money for them by running the Sheffield Half Marathon.
You can see more of his work at jakescales.com