29 January 2016

DESIGNER - frances boyd

These delicate patterns are by Frances Boyd a Freelance Surface Pattern Designer based in the Isle Of man. Frances waitresses and works with kids part time at the moment as well as looking after her three boys, but any spare time i spent drawing or on the computer creating patterns. Her dream is to commit to Surface Pattern full time as that is her true passion! Frances says she was lucky to be asked by Theo Williams of Another Brand London to do a commission before Christmas as he really liked her style of illustration. You can see more of Frances work or get in touch via her website here.

DESIGNER - adrien cissé

Adrien Cissé is a a french product and pattern designer who has created some original designs featuring quirky motifs such as 3D flowers and Lego bricks. He likes to include humour and reverie in his work and feels he keeps a sense of his childhood dreams in his passion for design. He recently created an animated showreel for some of his patterns, which you can see in his online portfolio here.

DESIGNER - lara cannon

And finally today we have a few designs from designer Lara Cannon. Lara graduated from the Rhode Island School of design in 2006 and is now based in California where she works as a freelance illustrator.

28 January 2016

CARDS - louise tiler

Louise Tiler was showing her latest card designs at Top Drawer in London last week and I couldn't resist showcasing some of her beautiful designs here on P&P. Louise has created a range of cards that is a fabulous mix of very simple typography and bright colourful blooms. Besides her card ranges Louise is also a freelance surface pattern designer from Yorkshire who is now based in Saltaire. She graduated in 2011 with a First Class Honours Degree in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design from Leeds College of Art. You can see more of Louise's cards and stationery online here.

CARDS - louise and lygo

Another exhibitor at Top Drawer has been Louise and Lygo.  This Welsh based greetings company is the work of Louise Baker who creates the designs, which use lots of hand drawn typography, and Buick Lygo who works behind the scenes. Louise and Lygo supply stores around the UK, and internationally and showcased their ranges at Top Drawer for the first time. As seen online here and at NOTHS.

DESIGNER - camille medina

Camille Medina is a French illustrator based in the UK. She published her first children's picture book, 'Baby Bubbles and the Rainbows', with author Sue Rowbotham in May 2015, and is currently working on a variety of projects ranging from children’s picture books to illustrations for branded merchandise. Camilles light-hearted illustrations combine digital and traditional techniques, and are particularly well suited for toddlers and children’s apparel, gift, stationery and children’s books. You can see more of her work or get in touch online here.

27 January 2016

CARDS - noi publishing

One of the fab card companies appearing at Top Drawer in London last week was Noi Publishing who were launching their new Spring Summer 2016 ranges. Noi have new birthdays, stationery, kid's and more. Here are my picks from the new collection but you can see the whole selection online here.