19 February 2020

SCRAPBOOK - pebbles inc.

Today I wanted to celebrate some of the gorgeous designs spotted recently at American Crafts by Pebbles Inc. I always love looking at the print collections and how they all co-ordinate. I've pulled together some of my favourites for this post starting with the lovely 'Happy Cake Day' collection.. Website / Instagram

For Big Top Dreams (below) Pebbles have conjured up a little of The Greatest Showman....

And finally for today beautiful bright colours from Pebbles 'Oh Summertime' collection (below)

18 February 2020

DESIGNER FOR HIRE - louise mcpeake

I have another new entry in the Designers for Hire Directory to mention this week - Louise McPeake a freelance designer and illustrator who spent many years working as a childrenswear designer in London. Around 5 years ago Louise moved back to the North to a leafy area South of Manchester and took the leap into freelance. This has opened her eyes to all the other wonderful areas of design outside of her ‘fashion’ bubble. Louise is looking for freelance work, part-time or commissions. Her strength is anything kids related. She adores character design and repeat patterns and can design for pretty much anything from clothing to gift wrap, product or textile. Louise loves everything about design and has over 15 years diverse experience. Her Design tends to be inspired by her own children and her obsession for children’s books. Louise says she likes to create illustration and art that makes people smile - regardless of age! wesbsite / Instagram

MAKE IT IN DESIGN - free design series

I've had word of another free design today - this time from Make it in Design.
Put a note in your diary and set an alarm on your phone now: the brilliant online members’ club, The Make it in Design Live Hub, opens for new registrations on Monday, 24th February!

What is the Make it in Design Live Hub? Described as the members’ club where designers learn and connect, it’s an exclusive online members’ club which offers new content every week and a fresh theme every month. Accessed via a beautiful online classroom, you’ll get tons of goodness to inspire and inform your design practice, including curated trend reports from renowned trend experts Porter + Brawn, stunning colour inspiration with sample palettes, exclusive interviews with industry insiders, access to a private Facebook group for networking and support, exciting design challenges to spark your creativity, and lots more. All this for just £22 per month (less when you buy a package) and no contract!
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