27 February 2020

DESIGNER - merrylittle studio

Today I've heard about the announcement for the official launch of Merrylittle Studio, a design label by Madison Herman that focuses on illustration, surface design, and hand lettering for products. Based in Kansas City, USA, Merrylittle Studio is a moniker that represents all the things her brand aspires to be: friendly, sweet, and full of joy. Madison loves to paint with gouache and the uses an Ipad to create  colourful, hand-crafted, charming images. Some of Madison's favorite things to draw are pretty florals, cute critters, and encouraging quotes. She is often inspired by historical textiles, traveling, childhood memories, and connecting everyday interests back into her illustration practice. Her dream is to delight and connect with others through her work, and have her art live on products that become a special part of someone's life. Previously a designer for Hallmark, Madison is embarking on her new freelance journey and seeks to expand her design career into the editorial, textile, home decor, children's, and (of course) stationery markets. She is open to both licensing and commissioned work. Any inquiring Art Directors are welcome to reach out and connect!
You can see more of her work and contact her through her website and Instagram.















ONLINE RESOURCE - make it in design live hub

Just a reminder from The Make it in Design Live Hub that registration is NOW OPEN!
The Make it in Design Live Hub offers a treasure trove of exclusive content, from exclusive video interviews to invaluable trend reports to inspiring creative challenges to delicious downloads to fun and accessible colour theory to expert teaching from Make it in Design co-founder and course leader Rachael Taylor plus special guests – and much much more! New subscriptions only open a few times a year, and for a limited time only and Make it in Design have this week opened their doors once again for registration. 
We also have a small selection of members work in this post starting with Kitty van den Heuvel (above) and Claire Eden below ….


Above : Marti Betz, Below :  AK Design
Below : Daniela Glassop

26 February 2020

NEW WALL ART - mini moon

Genine Delahaye has released her second collection for Mini Moon Nursery. The capsule collection consists of six prints including of one twin poster pack. The aim of the prints is to educate children in style. Genine has successfully re-branded boring academic posters so they can also provide beautiful decor. Subjects include the classification of animals, the planets, and the weather. There is also a print called 'All the Feels' to encourage children to talk openly about their feelings. All these prints and more can be found online at Mini Moon.








DESIGNER - julia pellizzari

Julia Pellizzari is a Surface Pattern Designer, Illustrator and Artist based in Chicago with a painterly and loose illustrative style for textiles, giftware and various products. Julia works both traditionally and digitally and enjoys playing with colour and creating one off prints and collections. She creates repeats and different colourways in Illustrator and Photoshop and loves showcasing her loose style full of movement and personality. Julia can provide a password for those interested in viewing her complete portfolio of work and kindly welcome opportunities for collaboration. Please email me at jpelliart@gmail.com. Website / Instagram 









BOOK - i cant draw

I Can’t Draw is a fun and interactive workbook, featuring 60 quirky art activities for aspiring artists that teach the basic elements of drawing. With simple instructions, prompts and starting points for each activity, the book is lovingly designed to teach us new ways of looking, noticing, doodling, and squiggling. Created by artist and paper engineer Lydia Crook, and published by Ivy Press, it will be released on 10th March 2020. Lessons in the book include :
• Continuous line drawing
• Drawing with dots
• Hatching
• Making patterns
• Creating 3-D objects
• Contouring and shading
• Drawing perspective and movement
You can see it now on Amazon UK or Amazon USA.