Thursday, 26 July 2012

ABSPD Showcase and Magazine

The end of Module 2 of 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design' has come. Once again, I have absorbed an amazing amount of information, and become overwhelmed with the amazing work of   my fellow course mates. You guys are amazing, thank you for allowing me to share in your Journey.

The course is having a Showcase to share with the world a snippet of what we have created during the course, its always fantastic so see my work amongst that of other inspiring people. Another reason to be thankful to Rachael and Beth.

Rachael is also starting an online Magazine, based around the SPD course, featuring past and present students and lots of other exciting information that I dare no share just yet. so Shhhhh!

Here is the collection that I Submitted for both the Showcase and the Magazine.

Greeting card Collection

I have actually sent 12 designs to the printers to be made into Greeting Cards, its Crazy!!

I'm rather excited, and I'm not even sure they will sell, but I'm excited regardless.


Friday, 20 July 2012

Greeting Card Range

Good morning,
This is a short, but sweet post, to showcase a range of Greeting Cards that I will be launching shortly. They will be blank inside, and suitable for many occasions. 

This is my first venture under J.L.W Illustration, so I hope it is a success.

If they sell well, I will be creating a male range within the next month or two. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


So Today I found out some amazing information, that could potentially change my life (potentially).

Last month I submitted 6 designs to be considered for a new book called Patternbase . I never dreamed of being chosen, because such a thing doesn't happen to the little people, right?


2 of my designs were selected, alongside several other of my Surface PatternD classmates, Dawn Clarkson, MajoBV@KathrynPledger, just to name but a few.

A massive thank you goes out to @rachtdesign and Beth at dowhatyoulove for bringing the book submission to our attention, and to Kristie for selecting 2 of my designs.

I look forward to purchasing a copy of the book in the near future.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Blog Feature

Its always nice to see my word showcased anywhere, and today I discovered I was featured over at 'Do What You Love'  a few days back.

Many thanks to Beth and Rachael. x 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Trends and Forcasting

This week and last week we have been looking into and practicing 'Trend Forcasting'. This has opened my eyes massively. Prior to the small amount of insight that I have received, I tended not to follow any trend in-particular. I just drew what I wanted, when I wanted using the colours I wanted (mainly Pinks).

Here's a snippet of some Trend Forcasting that I have attempted over the last week or so:

Modern Chic S/S 2013

1950's Forcasting for S/S 2013

Design Concepts and Product Placements