Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hello new business cards!

I first designed myself some business cards back in my final year of Uni, and although at the time I was very happy with them, I decided recently it was definitely time for a new design. For a start, my old business cards don't display my logo, which means that they aren't consistent with my website, or the banner on my blog, or the cute little stickers I use when packaging items from my shop. Also, I think my style has developed considerably since leaving Uni, and I wanted my business cards to reflect my current work, rather than work I created years ago.

These are some of the designs I contemplated using;

But (with a little bit of help from some of you guys on Twitter..!), I finally decided that this was my favourite design;

Annnnd look what arrived in the post this morning! BOOM. 

They have arrived justtt in time to take along to my very first craft fair this weekend! I will be selling Christmas cards, and lots of other illustrated goodies - perfect as Christmas presents, or just a little treat for yourself. If you live in, or around, Dorset then please come and have a peek - I'll even let you have a business card! The Christmas bizarre is taking place on Saturday 1st December in the Portman Hall in Shillingstone (near Blandford Forum), and is open 11am - 2.30pm. I've even heard a rumour than a certain red-suited white-bearded man will be making an appearance in the afternoon, so it's perfect for your little ones too!  I'd love to see you there. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Lovely cushions.

I'm excited to announce that my illustrations are now available to buy as cushions in my Society6 shop! 

The cushions are available in a range of different sizes and designs, so why not have a peek! There is currently free worldwide shipping til Monday, so now is the perfect time to snap up some Christmas presents (or just a nice opportunity to treat yourself!).

Note; I have only made certain prints available as cushion designs - these are the ones I think work best. However, if there's a different illustration you'd like to buy as a cushion, then please let me know and I'll happily make it available for you. :]

Which is your favourite design?

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Green Door Bookshop.

You may have seen my post a few months back where I mentioned the work I had been creating for Caroline. I posted some of my initial designs for the branding of her new website. As I mentioned, the name of her website has changed since those early designs, and is now called The Green Door Bookshop. The website launched recently; it is an online bookshop selling gorgeous children's books, - books that are different, unique and quirky. These include titles from small publishing houses, and some self-published books too - including my illustrated picture book I'm A Little Bit Scared Of...

Below you can see some of the development of the branding/logo of the website, resulting in the final logo at the bottom which is visible on the website, plus bookmarks etc - exciting!

Initial header design.

Various logo designs.
Final logo design.

In situ.

If you haven't already, I would definitely recommend popping over and having a little look around - whether you have little ones to buy Christmas presents for, or just love beautiful illustrations, you are certain to find a book you will adore.