Posts tagged freelance

A fun doodle print onesie I designed is now in store at F&F. It’s extra satisfying when a hand-drawn print makes it to production….

My latest placement graphic for F&F celebrates the Baroque trend

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.

New Designs at Delicious Couture

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.

Next Boys Embroidered Triceratops T-shirt now in store

Above, the original design created in Photoshop

I’m happy with the way this one has turned out almost exactly how I designed it. Available at Next

New Designs in Adams

A couple of my designs now available at Adams kidswear

Exciting project for Portmeirion

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.

Image courtesy of Flickr member The_Moog

By Pure coincidence, I was thrilled this week to be asked to work on a range of surface pattern designs using botanical prints from Portmeirion’s archive. These are to be considered for a range of soft homewares for the brand. Its a real challenge trying to apply such classic designs in a contemporary way, but I can’t think of a more enjoyable project to kick start me back into work after my convalesecence!
Below is one of the original designs I have been asked to work from.

Look After Your Insides

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…

New Graphic T in store at New Look

Here’s one of my designs currently on sale at New Look. I’m really pleased with how its turned out as it has managed to stay true to the original design throughout the production process in spite of the delicate nature of the design.