24 January 2022

DESIGNER FOR HIRE - hannah bowman

We have a new entry in the Designers for Hire Directory today. Hannah Bowman is an illustrator and surface pattern designer, currently based in the picturesque Welsh market town of Abergavenny, UK. She specialises in creating fun, whimsical and bright pieces that aim to bring joy to both children and adults alike. She’s also an animal loving, gig-going, hippy-at-heart who always loses her pencils in her hair. Hannah has gained years of experience working as an in-house designer for some of the top UK high street retailers, including Cath Kidston and FatFace. Her artwork has adorned products across many categories, with a particular focus on Kids apparel, accessories, paper goods and gifting. Hannah takes inspiration from nature and her surroundings, showcasing British Flora and Fauna wherever she can, capturing a sense of adventure with her characterful illustrations and patterns. She likes to bring a playful aspect to her work with humour, as well as having a keen commercial eye and creates her pieces using both digital and traditional methods. She loves learning and is up to any challenge with her diverse handwriting, years of industry experience, technical know-how and a professional approach. Hannah is looking for commissions and licensing opportunities across any category, as well as potential representation. If you’d like to to get in touch or see more of her work, please visit her website.

21 January 2022

PRINTSOURCE - brenda manley

Brenda Manley Designs will be bringing lots of fantastic new artworks from the artists she represents to Printsource next week. Running from 25th - 27th January the show will again be virtual and appointments can be booked online here.


20 January 2022

KIDS DESIGN - marks and spencer part 4

It's the final day for my visual review of Marks & Spencer's childrenswear design, and for the finale the main focus is mostly on boyswear. This wolf design is very striking and softened in repeat with the addition cute woolly hats. Also scroll down to enjoy the many creative ways designers illustrate dinosaurs for little girls and boys.