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Who is Thea Newcomb? Canva Certified Creative ScotlandWho Is Thea Newcomb?

Welcome, I am Thea Newcomb – A Californian transplant in Scotland. This is my blog to talk about “business, pleasure, travel, and leisure”. Blog posts here are mainly about my life, my sidehustles, interests and passions. By business, I generally mean Canva and other types of training. Canva’s mostly what I am known for.

Scotland’s First Canva Trainer

The main workshop I do is FREE – through Business Gateway is Creating Killer Graphics in Canva. I am one of two brand ambassadors in Scotland. These FREE workshops have been  delivered from the Borders to the Highlands with new regions coming on board every quarter. Finally in 2019, they’re offered in my home city of Glasgow!

In addition to Business Gateway and Digital Boost workshops, I have also done training for Highlands and Islands Enterprises, the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI Scotland) and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport as well.

Amazon Merch, KDP & More

My main sidehustle is POD or print on demand. It’s basically content creation in the form of “merch” which generally means:  tshirts, mugs, stickers, and other merchandise. At the end of January of 2019, I began my KDP journey – creating notebooks, journals, planners, sketchbooks and so forth via it’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. I co-run a Facebook group with my friend James – it’s called Merch Across the Pond and is for UK people doing print on demand.

First Wednesday Networking in Glasgow (now Online)

In 2015, I relaunched a monthly networking event in Glasgow called Southsidiers in Business. A few years later after it changed hands I few times, in November 2018, I rebranded it First Wednesday Networking in Glasgow but since Lockdown it’s all done online and open to business owners and professionals Scotland-wide. If you wish to attend it takes places every First Wednesday online via Zoom. (click to RSVP).

Want to Connect With Me?

If you’re interested in connecting, then feel free to connect with me on Linkedin. Updates are made over on there, daily!