Monday, 12 September 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
On 12th August I got married and have changed my surname from Croydon to Yorke ( - there have been lots of jokes about switching from the South to the North!) We had a wonderful day with friends and family - and I think we scrubbed up quite well!
Monday, 25 July 2011
The kids may only just be breaking up for summer holidays, but as promised the shops are now full of goodies ready for them to go back to school! I was delighted to see many of my designs (new and old!) filling up a huge bay in Ryman's, with two on the top shelf, all four on the second shelf and another three on the third shelf! As well as the general fashion designs developed for Helix above, there were also three of the cases from the 'Rawsharc' lifestyle range that I designed. This range was created to take on some of the big lifestyle licenses for stationery and this is the second range I have designed for the 'Rawsharc' brand - I am particularly proud of it as I designed everything from the surface patterns to the branding and zip pulls. It's been really well received by retailers and children alike so I'm extremely pleased!
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Advocate Art site. It may only be June, but Santa will be on his way (again) before you know it!
I've finally ventured onto Twitter and am enjoying finding my way around! There are lots of lovely designers on there to discover as well as amazing and useful information that I would never otherwise have found! - I'm wondering why I haven't signed up before! Follow me @vcroydon
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Advocate Art, who represent me in licensing my artwork for products, greetings and well, anything really! I have been working with Advocate to create imagery for less than two months and they have already taken my artwork to Surtex in New York and the Progressive Greetings show in London! Although it's very early days, I found out yesterday that they have already licensed some of my designs to a company in the USA, which is hugely exciting! See my Advocate licensing folio here, or you can contact Advocate to commission me! I've put a few new examples from my folio above.
Friday, 13 May 2011
'Brit Rock' and 'Superstar Doodle', which has a space on one side for kids to add their own designs.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
As I mentioned in my last post, some craft cards and boxes that I made were used to decorate the demonstration area of a craft hour on QVC on Monday. I think it's fair to say that you needed to look quite carefully to spot them among all the lovely cards by other designers that were also on display, but it was still exciting to see my designs on the TV! You can (just about!) see my boxes in this shot:
Sunday, 8 May 2011
I recently made a number of craft cards using some embossing boards and craft papers I have previously designed - I'm very excited as they will be shown as part of a craft feature on QVC tomorrow at 4pm! They are a bit fragile though so I just hope they don't fall apart on TV!