18 January 2019

STORE SNAPS - the consortium

With all the talk about shopping independent and loosing our high streets I thought I would highlight a store in Winchester, Hampshire. The Consortium sells retro and vintage furniture alongside lots of , homewares, wall art, design accessories, greetings cards and fashion. Here are some snapshots I took on a visit last week, and if you are ever in Winchester do look them up at 39 Jewry Street. They also sell some items online here.
















17 January 2019

DESIGNER FOR HIRE - megan carter

The Designers for Hire Directory has a new entry this week as we welcome Megan Carter. Megan began exploring her love of creating patterns two years ago whilst balancing her part time job as a greetings card designer at UK Greetings and looking after her two children. Since then, she has built a bold, stylised collection of designs which are unique to her love of drawing flowers and her attraction to vintage textiles and paraphernalia. In contrast to her graphic patterns, Megan has an illustrative, looser  handwriting where she focuses on animals, flowers, pattern and characters which have been more of a focus in her greetings card concepts. After eighteen years of experience of working as an in-house designer both for Hallmark Cards and Uk Greetings, Megan is now starting 2019 in a new direction, dedicating her career to working as a free-lance designer. She is open to new projects and collaborations and is excited to apply her designs to any new product areas. If you are an art or studio director, agent, buyer or manufacturer who is interested in working with Megan please contact her through her website, where you can also view further collections of patterns in her lookbook, or through her instagram account


















TRUNK SHOW TODAY - jennifer nelson artists

Jennifer Nelson Artists is hosting their very first Trunk Show. This is a rare opportunity for those clients who have requested a personal password to access selected artwork set aside just for them.
You can still request your personal password click this link to get started, but don't delay as the show ends today! During the Trunk Show, they will have full buyouts, traditional licenses and flat-fee deals, based on availability.For convenience, All the artwork has been sorted into their show print folios, such as: Animals, Birds, Bugs & Butterflies, Children, Kitchen, Food & Drink, Florals, Greeting Card Sentiments, Inspirational, Repeats (Not Floral), Seasonal Celebrations, Travel & Global, Winter Holiday, Women & Mother’s Day, and more.





16 January 2019

PLAYTIME PARIS 2019 - michele payne

Michele Payne will be launching a new collection at Playtime Paris this month. Michelle describes them as "a concoction of playful stories and themes". There are ice-skating bears and cheeky yetis, naive florals and regal jungle cats, all with a narrative feel. Cute characters and fun animals are a recurring element, produced using a variety of techniques in rich colours. Often these start off with initial sketchbook doodles, vector ideas or watercolours, which are then experimented with in Illustrator to create bold, illustrative and sophisticated prints. Playtime Paris will be Michele's first time exhibiting as a solo designer at a trade show, and she's super excited to take part. Find Michelle online here and follow on Instagram for the latest news.