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Today I spent the morning playing with my new camera re-shooting my stationery stock. My Etsy shop needed a bit of a makeover and I've FINALLY got round to building a store front in my website!
As well as shooting the cards and notebooks I already have in stock, I've been ticking off my to do list of creating templates for all the bespoke prints and gifts I'd like to launch before Christmas time starts to kick in - the first of which is my bespoke hand-drawn greetings card! I've been asked by friends before to make hand painted cards for their loved ones from which I've received great feedback, and it also feels wonderful providing this personalised and unique service!
They are hand drawn opposed to digital templates because the market is saturated with beautifully designed customisable digital prints and cards, and although I love working digitally, I want to get back in touch with my roots, before the world of Wacom tablets took me in! Back in college and uni I experimented with all sorts of materials and make making, and secretly I miss getting messy! Also, a hand made one of a kind print or card makes the gift even more special, don'tcha think.
I've been spending a lot of this year so far working two part time jobs (aaaargh!) saving money for my three week USA road trip in September (yaaaaay!) and in between, somehow finding time to make new patterns and work on a few freelance projects! I'm now only at one job now as the saving situation is complete, so now I've finally found time to blog my most recent work!
I was commissioned by a Graphic Designer to make a pattern for her branding project (below) and I've designed logos for two small businesses.
I've made a range of new greeting cards, some with my floral patterns on, the others are aimed at new arrivals and little birthdays to test the baby/child market :) They're available on my etsy shop.
I also entered the latest Tigerprint competition, of which I was shortlisted for! That was pretty cool!
I've been doing more work for Pets at Home! I'm still working there part time in the Winchester store - which I love! - and I love to volunteer my services to design fun POS and posters to promote things. I designed this poster for a Charity Fun day in the Southampton next month, and is displayed in all local stores in the area!
A while back, I designed a T-Shirt for an upcoming girlswear brand Climbing Trees. It's a project I'm very passionate about, as their manifesto is to challenge gender stereotypes and create clothing for girls who love dinosaurs, pirates, monsters, football etc. And today, they've finally launched their website, which is amazing! So my first freelance gig for childrenswear is now out there in the real world for people to buy!
So that's it right now, I think I've covered the majority of what I've been up to! I'm currently working on two projects right now; another branding project and an e-book cover, all thanks to online platform Reedsy! Check out my designer's profile here.
I must remember to keep updating my blog as I go! Over and out!
After a busy Summer working on some freelance projects both at home and at Debenhams, it's time for me to go back to tending the overgrown lawn that is my Etsy shop and blog!
I made these two prints a while back and now they are available to order to brighten up your home! The first is my Sunshine print, a lovely pattern of little sunshines that were originally made with collaged screen printed textures which were then made into a digital pattern!
Check them out and get your orders in on my shop here!
Have a nice evening! TGIF!!