Some new designs at F&F feature my pencil sketches
A Christmas pyjama gift set I designed for F&F is now on sale…
My Cat Christmas pyjama design is on sale at F&F. Makes buying gifts for godchildren a bit easier!
Seeing this horse print tee that I painted on sale is that little bit extra special for me. My 14 year old horse-mad niece was with me when I was completing the finishing touches to the design and I ended up giving her the original watercolour. Not all designs make it to production, so it was nice when this one did as I was able to buy one for her (no free samples!!) and I quietly left it hanging on her wardrobe door when she was out one day as a surprise. She loves it!
My funky dog T now available in F&F Central Europe
Some girls T-shirts I designed for F&F are in store now. I’m particularly pleased with how the shoes one turned out.
My first photo in print editorial for July’s Cooler magazine.
I was asked by the lovely Nicola T of Wags Boutique and Celebrity Big Brother to collaborate on a new range for her fab label Delicious Couture. Not only is Nicola a pleasure to work with, it was really refreshing to work on a fashion-forward edgy product. I can’t wait to see how it is widely receieved.
While I’ve been recovering form my operation, I’ve been spending time researching inspiration for surface pattern design for gift and homeware. I’m particularly interested in traditional Welsh craft and design after falling in love with the folk style of design on recent holidays in Wales. During the course of my research I’ve been interested in Portmeirion’s 50th Anniversary collections which are celebrating traditional designs from their archive. My particular favourite archive collection is Susan Williams-Ellis’ Totem. I love how it represents the Scandinavian quality of Welsh design simplicity.
I’m having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy today. Or in laymens terms, gallbladder surgery. I’m less concerned about the operation itself, rather the recovery and how long I’m going to be missing work. I’m hoping somone will buy me this Howies tee to help me feel better…
I was lucky enough to have been recently selected to be represented in the US by design studio, Pink Light. Mary Beth, Pink Light’s founder and creative driving force is developing her company’s remit by bringing together artists from all around the world to take the US surface pattern market by storm and it’s very exciting to be a part of that.
Today is particularly thrilling as not only has my bio gone live on the Pink Light site, I’ve also had my work featured for the first time on design blog-stroke-bible Print and Pattern, what an unexpected honour!
I’ve been trying to undertake a more self-directed route this year which has been quite a struggle when I’ve been really busy with my existing clients. Now it feels like I’m finally managing to find a balance between the heavily brief-led commercial fashion work which I love and the freedom of more personal, unrestricted surface pattern design. Below is a ‘holiday’ theme design from one of my first Pink Light collections.