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.
Wanting to better promote my products online I did a lot of research and reading on what end buyers respond to best. One of the things that cropped up time and again was seeing the product in the 'real world' rather than against a flat, plain background. With this in mind I set up some … Continue reading Product Photo Shoot In The Studio
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.
An idea for a kids wallpaper design featuring starry animal constellations. Comes as a minimal design or with a far out swirling nebulous inky design! The constellation shapes are done accurate to life and each one is labelled with its correct latin name so it can act as a teaching aid for science and nature … Continue reading Starry Animal Constellations
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
A batch of new patterned products is now available through my Etsy shop! I've been working hard to get these ready and this is the first of a few new product ranges to go live. Today's batch is 22 new sketchbook and notebook products featuring some old favourites plus some brand new designs too. I'm … Continue reading New Products: Sketchbooks and Notebooks
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