Monday, 25 July 2011

Spotted! - Pencil Cases Everywhere!

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!

More pencil cases were on show in Staple's, where my best selling 'Controller', 'Doodle' and 'Brit Rock' case designs were displayed next to cases developed with fabulous licensed artwork from the amazing design team at GUL.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A bird a day!

I have several projects on the go at the moment involving bird designs, so I've decided to set myself the challenge of at least one bird drawing every day until I've got all I need. The above is a bit of a sneaky-peek at what I've done so far...

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Spotted! - More Pencil cases!

I've had a couple of very busy weeks ( - sorry to my neglected blog!) as I'm working on a number of top secret (but very lovely!) projects for 2012. It's great fun working 12 - 18 months in advance and looking at all the trends for the coming seasons, as I get a sneaky idea of what we will all be buying in the future! The only problem is that I can't share all of my projects with you all the time... However, I can share with you some of the projects I was working on around this time last year which are just filtering into the shops now! For example, while wandering around W H Smith's I came across a couple more of my 2011 pencil case designs for Helix, which include the Brit Rock design I previously found in Tesco and my very popular 'Controller' case. The design for this came about when I was experimenting with designing new wavy case shapes - When the sample arrived I just knew it had to have a game's controller print added - It's very simple, but with the neon ink I think it looks great! It's almost end of term, which means 'Back to School' season for retailers, so expect to see lots more designs over the coming weeks!