So i've just finished an AMAZING week working for Tigerprint. (the 6.30am starts were a massive shock but well worth it) For those of you who don't know them they are a company who work for Hallmark who supply all of the cards, stationary etc for Marks and Spencer.
I went to the studio based in London - a comfortable, friendly yet very hard working community which was a joy to be able to be a part of. They gave me an initial brief of tackling the fashion and lifestyle part of the card designs, but i also got the opportunity to take part in 3 workshops that week which they said was very rare. This way i got to have a go at the Age section - redesigning certain age cards to fit a new style that the head office wanted. 'Brand Fusion' - where we made a brand new character capable of being a new brand from existing characters which we picked out of a hat (mine were unfortunately Saddam Husain, Roald Dahls The Witches, and Poddington Peas) A big challenge but below you will see my attempt of fusing them together and personally i am very pleased with the outcome :) And finally 'Tradional cute' - by far the hardest in my opinion because, although i thought it would be simple, was the most difficult to portray as its such a big seller and you have to get it right with getting the right style and creating enough nostalgia for the public to relate to. ANYway i'll stop rambling and give you a few examples of what i've done. Watch this space as i may be getting some commissions come my way!
A select few from my location drawing sketchbook for year 2, term 1. Work in progress as i still have one more location day to go!
Caught a glimpse of the protest that was going on last friday at St Pauls, was interesting to listen to what people had to say about the topic...but mainly I just enjoyed the array of dreadlocks and tents around me
I went to my managers wedding reception the other evening, was such a lovely intimate event, Ebony looked like a princess and Ben had a smile on his face which was very unusual ut lovely to see how happy they both were :)
Thought i'd make them a card as a token of student love
So I haven't been blogging a lot (appologies) but i've just entered my second year of uni and everythings been a bit hectic! I've been getting on with my two summer projects (the childrens book crit was today and went really well!) and i also signed up to be the fashion illustrator for an outside project of which i've started off by making the poster for. I'm not sure whether i can share the information with you for the event just yet (watch this space!), so i'll just give you a taster with the border i designed :)
First off i made a stencil (blisters on fingers ooch!) then i dabbed watercolour into the stencil design. Once this had dried i scanned it into the computer and played around with layers and hue to make quite a 'psychedelic' design. I'm really happy with it, it was a lot more complicated than this but due to all of the information having to be put onto the poster it had to be simplified, but overall i'm very happy with the result and really look forward to attending the show and getting some life drawings done of the beautiful Saris that will be on show!
So i've just discovered this wonderful creature Jesse Jo who has collaborated with Vans and made a new collection of creepers and tattered clothing literally TO die for. But they don't have any of the shoes available online. And all the shops are in America. great.