The first of the Autumn leaves are starting to change colour here in the UK. These patterns celebrate the intricate form of the humble leaf, the print motifs taken from real leaves and worked into rich, warm Fall colours. Many trees become bare with only their hanging clusters of seeds left behind. Sycamore seeds swirl, … Continue reading Turning Leaves
I do just love everything about Pumpkins! The way they look, all the different varieties and the way they taste! Both sweet and savoury dishes! An under appreciated vegetable here in the UK in my opinion. These new designs celebrate the king of the gourds - last year I grew pumpkins for the first time … Continue reading Pumpkin Season Is Here!
The online portfolio is getting a big injection of new work! Over the Summer I have been busy working away at all sorts of designs, now I am adding these to the online portfolio so take a look of what I've been up to! More designs being added all this week.
Over the past couple of months I've been working hard to produce lots of new work to be able to publish my first portfolio look book and it has arrived! I'm very pleased with the quailty from Blurb books. With this in hand (and e-book version) I'm now ready to start approaching clients with a … Continue reading New Printed Portfolio Book
I'm excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Make it in Design Trade Show Competition! Huge congrats to all the other finalists, winner gets announced Monday! See my entry and the other finalists here at the Make It In Design blog.
A new year already? Wowzers. 2019 will be my first full year as a freelance illustrator so it's an exciting and scary January this time around. As part of reviewing my 2018 work I tried out the Year of Colour website on my Instagram account and to my delight it showed a palette of mainly … Continue reading Hello 2019
I've been busying away over the past few weeks working on lots of new designs to bulk out my portfolio. Although I can't share too much online I have decided to let out one little design as it was too cute to resist! Inspired by the mutual obsession between British and Japanese cultures, there is … Continue reading New Work: Full English Breakfast, Japanese Style!
This morning I have been carrying out a really interesting re-colouring exercise as part of the Make It In Design course. I have taken a fairly simple design of mine (Pine Slopes) and changed the colour palettes to fit in with the different genres of pattern design. These being: Classic, Traditional, Vintage, Retro, Contemporary and … Continue reading The Power of Re-Colouring
As I carry on furiously making work the Make It In Design's Ultimate Portfolio Builder course the subject has turned to geometric and abstract patterns. To try and add to the spontaneity to the designs I've been working with paper cut outs of various shapes and colours. Working like this helps add a sense of … Continue reading Getting A Little Abstract
I'm very excited to announce an updated website and portfolio page! There are now enough designs which I'm happy enough with to put together into a portfolio. The website has also been simplified for a smarter, cleaner look. Now I just need to show my potential clients! … Continue reading Portfolio Page & New Look Website