Thursday, 31 May 2012


Here are some greeting cards I designed to celebrate student graduation time.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Retro Sunday - Interview

I was recently interviewed by Matthew of the Retro Sunday Blog in one of his regular 'Photo Booth' sessions with creatives.

Click here to read the interview!

Matthew is always publishing interviews on his blog with creative people from various specialisms in the industry so its worth following his blog to keep up to date!

Matthew also publishes lots of posts showcasing his own photography.

I was asked to provide a self portrait and a picture of my studio for the 'Photo Booth' Session too.

My Self Portrait

My Studio

Click here to find out a more about the Retro Sundays Blog.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

May - Photography

I have recently got more and more into my 'amateur!' photography.  Today I am sharing a few snaps from the past month.
A little pond we came across on a walk with the dogs near Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire.

Orton Hall, Near Peterborough.

Reach Village near Cambridge.

Stamford, Lincolnshire.

I used my i phone to snap all the above photos.  

I love playing around with photography apps to create new effects.  Last week one of the blogs I follow by fashion illustrator and photographer Kris Atomic, had a great post on photography apps.  Kris has posted about all the many apps she has tried and tested and recommends.  This is a great read for anyone who used their phones to edit and take pictures.

Click here to see Kris's post.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Nautical Themed Kids Birthday Card

Here a Nautical themed boys greetings card I designed a few weeks back.  I think it fits in quite well with all the hot weather we are having here at the moment!
Over the next couple of weeks I will be taking a first look at trend for Autumn/Winter 2013 and sharing my finds here!  I will also be blogging some other prints and graphics work relating to events at this time of year so watch this space!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring Summer 2012 - Surf Prints

Each year I always have a surf related trend.  When I was creating trend for Spring/Summer 2012 I came up with a Vintage Surf theme.  Here are my chosen top 10 boy's surf inspired T-shirts that I have found recently whilst doing some in store research.
1. Marks and Spencers 2. Fatface 3. Osh Kosh 4. Carters 
5. O'Neill 6. GAP 7. Osh Kosh 8. Ben Sherman 9. Osh Kosh 10. DKNY

Key Trends
Gradient Print
Fun Sea Creatures
Photographic Print
Sunglasses with print fills

Click here to see my original Vintage Surf trend for Spring Summer 2012.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring/Summer 2012 - Fun Animals

While doing some research to see whats in store for Spring/Summer 2012 I came across a trend of fun animal prints.  Here are my top boys 10 fun animal printed tees.
1. Adams 2. Debenhams 3. Debenhams 4. OSh Kosh 5. Stella McCartney 6. Carters 7. Debenhams 8. Kickle Kip 9. Debenhams 10. Kipple Kip

Key Trends
Photographics Print
Photo and illustration prints

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring Summer 2012 - Vintage Surf

In January last year I blogged about a trend called Vintage Surf for Spring/Summer 2012.  I have recently been doing some research to see whats in store and here are my top 10 Vintage Surf inspired T-Shirts.
1.Timberland 2. IKKS 3. Matalan 4. Fatface 5. Vertbaudet 6. DKNY 7. J Crew 8. Vertbaudet 9. Cherokee 10. Rykiel Enfant

Key Trends
Vintage Photographic Prints
Sunglasses with photo/print fills

Click here to see my original Vintage Surf trend board from back in January 2011.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring/Summer 2012 - Black and White Prints

While doing some store research for Spring/Summer 2012 I came across a trend of simple black and white or 2 colour prints.  Here are the top 10 pick from this mini trend.
1. American Outfitters 2. Scotch 3. Osh Kosh 4. Adams 
5. Paul Smith 6. Adams 7. DandG Junior 8. IKKS 9. Vertbaudet 
10. Roberto Cavalli

Key Trends
Vintage Cameras

Monday, 21 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring Summer 2012 - Board Shorts

Back in January 2011 I blogged about a Vintage Surf trend for Spring/Summer 2012.  Now that all the Spring Summer 2012 collections are all in store, I've been taking a look to see what surf inspired clothing is out there.  Here are my top 10 board short finds!
1. Debenhams 2. Cherokee 3. Carters 4. Carters 5. Joules 
6. Carters 7. Cherokee 8. Vertbaudet 9. Carters 10. Debenhams

Key trend Update
Fun sea creature prints
1 colour prints
oversized hibiscus prints
bright colour prints

Click here to view my original Vintage Surf Trend board post from back in January 2011 .

Friday, 18 May 2012

Trend Update - Spring Summer 2012 - Summer Sailing

Back in november 2010 I blogged about a trend I predicted called Summer Sailing for Spring/Summer 2012.  Well Spring/Summer 2012 is now upon us and the shops have lots of beautiful nautical themes garments in store as I predicted!  Here are my top 10 favourite summer sailing themed boys T-shirts that I have discovered while doing some recent research.
1. Levis 2. Mexx 3. J Crew 4.Osh Kosh 5. Darcy Brown 6. Esprit 
7. John Lewis 8. Barbour 9. Benetton 10. Osh Kosh

This is something new I am adding to my blog and I intend to follow up all my trend stories with a 'whats in store' post in the future along with other new trends I see while researching.  Keep posted over the next few days for similar posts.

Click here to view my original trend board post from back in November 2010 of the Summer Sailing Trend.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Vintage Monaco Print

Here is another print from a while back base on vintage Monaco posters.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Gasoline Prints

Here are a few American Gasoline inspired prints I created a few seasons back.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Children's English Country Garden Themed Interior Product Range Board

Here is a range board I created for an interior product range for Jo Jo Maman Bebe.

Click here to see some of the actual products on the range board as well as the original mood board that influenced the range.

Also, click here to see all of Jo Jo Maman Bebe's beautiful ranges.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Dinosaur Prints

Here are some old Dinosaur prints I created a few seasons back that I thought I would share.

Click here to view more print and pattern work.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Children's Nautical Themed Interior Product Range Board

Here is a product range board I created when designing for Jo Jo Maman Bebe's Nautical themed boys interior products.

Click here to see some of the actual products too.

Click here to view all of Jo Jo Maman Bebe's beautiful ranges.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Photography - Spain April 2012

Here are some pictures I took on a recent quick trip to Spain.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Range Board - Seaside Creatures

Here is my original range board for the seaside creatures range that is currently in store at Jo Jo Maman Bebe.
Click here to see a previous blog post of mine with real life images of these fashion flats and to see my original mood board that inspired the range.

Click here to see all of Jo Jo Maman Bebes beautiful collection.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Old Print

Here are some old prints of mine I found looking back
through old seasons work.  A little ditsy floral to
brighten up a rainy day!

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