A designer friend Faye Brown is running an awesome course called 'The Art of Typography' on skillshare in a few weeks and I wanted to share it with you all. Faye's course is full of useful and exciting exercises to help you learn to communicate effectively through typography and even create your own typefaces!
You can use the discount code ALPHA to receive 15% off the course (great huh?)
Today I am sharing with you a sneak peek into a new collection - Garden Floral. You may recognise the first floral design as the pattern that filled the garden tools in my recent Spoonflower Garden Tools Contest entry. I created the design especially to fill the garden tools but loved it so much and saw potential in the motifs to create a whole collection.
This week's Colour of the Week is Dust Storm, a gentle greyish pink. This colour really reminds me of spring, it's beautiful pink blossoms and how it's like a dust storm of gorgeousness when they blow off the trees!
Below are some inspirational colour palettes I have put together featuring Dust Storm, I hope they inspire you!
If you make something inspired by Colour of the Week posts or palettes, please do share! We'd love to see what you create!
Yesterday I received the proofs of the covers of my notebooks. It was a very very exciting moment as so much work has gone into this project and it means we're one step closer to seeing the final notebooks!
Below are a few sneaky pictures of the proofs, sorry they are not of great quality, they are just quick snaps taken on my phone! The print quality is fantastic, the colours have come out perfectly. I can't wait to see the final notebooks and share them with you all!
The notebooks will be finding their way to their new owners and fabulous backers of my Kickstarter project in the next few weeks and will be for sale in my Etsy store shortly after! If you interested in pre-ordering some notebooks please get in touch!
I don't know about you, but I absolutely adore tulips. I also love having flowers in the house. This week I have a gorgeous bunch of purple tulips, and this morning they opened up and when I peeked inside I saw this beautiful blue colour inside! They are such stunning and inspiring colours I decided to share some pictures with you all..
As promised last week I am now trying to make my own inspirational words pieces for Wednesdays. We all need a bit of motivation and inspiration, and words to help us achieve our dreams.. so Wednesday Words is here to help!
As much as I'd have loved to have drawn this myself, I actually used an awesome font called WildCrazy, you can download it here!
Recently I worked on a logo for a new bakery business - Sweet Daze.
The brief was to create something simple with a sweet contemporary feel. Below are the final 6 logos I designed, with a combination of different colours, text wraps and imagery. The logos are going to be used for advertising, packaging and decorating the homemade bakes, so I hope to share some images of the logos once they come to life!
I also made this illustration mocking up how small stickers would look decorating some of Sweet Daze's homemade bakes!
This week's Colour of the Week is Tea Rose. I saw some tulips in this colour last week and they were such a gorgeous bright spring pastel which will hopefully inspire some spring in everyone's lives this week!
Below are some palettes using Tea Rose, hope they inspire you!
I recently worked on entries for the latest Tigerprint competition, Male Pattern. The brief was to design a contemporary print pattern for a male recipient that could be used across a range of products such as gift bags, wrapping paper, stationery products and greetings cards. Male design tends to be very tricky and not something I do often so I wanted to challenge myself.
I chose an urban theme working with city skylines and a colour palette that works for men of different ages.