30 September 2022

KIDS DESIGN - tesco animals

I'm finishing the week as we started it with kids patterns and placement prints from Tesco. So for our Friday eye candy expect big cats, unicorns, bears, penguins, tropical birds and even a whale.

29 September 2022

DESIGNER FOR HIRE - cara deming butler

I'm so pleased to introduce a new entry in the Designers for Hire Directory today. Cara Deming Butler  is a surface pattern designer and illustrator based in Houston, Texas, although she has ties to the UK. Cara's work tends toward more feminine motifs and colours, bold florals and pastel emblems. Her background is in illustration and design, and she loves how surface pattern combines these two passions constructively. Cara finds it to be such a worthwhile area of the industry with so much potential to make a positive and beautiful impact. She wants pattern and colour everywhere! and is a maximalist before anything else. Inspiration comes from English manor houses, Italianate gardens, Ralph Lauren ads from the late eighties, Jessye Norman’s Dido, and Richard Scarry’s gorgeously intricate towns and characters. She would love to work in the design fields of Paper Goods, Wallpaper, and Childrenswear. "It’s so easy to find joy when creating for children" she says, "I love to keep things bright and whimsical for them!". Cara is looking for licensing and commission work, and is also open to full time work! 

28 September 2022

KIDS DESIGN - tesco/fred & flo safari

I'm back with my Tesco store snaps again today - and this time the theme is Animals. A firm kids favourite is the safari theme with lions and elephants particularly suitable for even the youngest of babies. Scroll down to see a variety takes on designing these beautiful creatures.