I have a new website and blog which can be found here.  My website includes my portfolio and a shop where I will soon be selling some products with my designs on them.

Thank you for stopping by, please follow the link to pop over to my new blog.

I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities to have my work featured over recent weeks that I wanted to share some of them:

My ‘Morning Glory’ design was featured on the wonderful blog Do What You Love for Life here.

I was featured for a second time on the talented Rachael Taylor’s blog as part of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course’ module 2 showcase.

One of my lovely fellow students on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design has kindly featured my work.  You can see the feature on Jennie’s blog at JLW Illustration.

I was also delighted to wake up this morning to an email that one of my designs is featured in the new online Surface Pattern Design Magazine called Moyo magazine.

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This magazine has been lovingly put together by Rachael Taylor, Beth Nichols and their team.  It is filled with design eye-candy and I feel immensely honored to be in the first magazine.  My design is on page 18 along with the designs of some of my fellow students.

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You can subscribe to Moyo magazine by clicking here.

I’ve had so much fun with my design for this cushion design competition which can be seen here.  This is a fun, floral print in a bold, eye-catching colour palette that will brighten up any room. I have used a quirky, loose illustrative style for the design with an embroidered look for a fun, handmade, eclectic design.  This is a great competition as the winning designs will be sold in places like the Saatchi shop and Tate Modern so, if you like my design, please pop over and give me a ‘like’ or a ‘tweet’.

 

 

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My entry is called ‘Retro Record Players’.  I wanted to do a hand-drawn design with a retro feel that is in keeping with the trend of ‘nostalgia’ and ‘retro’.

Tigerprint has given designers the opportunity to design a banner for their blog that is shown on a rotating basis.  I’ve had fun with this one by doing the background in a watercolour and designing a delicate typography to go with it.  You can see it here but this is what it looks like.

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I’ve been working on a new collection which is very close to my heart.  It is a collection based on the South African wildflowers, Proteas.  These are some of my favourite flowers and I remember growing up in South Africa, my Mum always had a few Protea bushes in the garden and I would always pick a few to keep in a vase in my bedroom.  It is no secret that I favour flowers when I design and I love to use bold, bright and unusual colour palettes.  These make my heart sing and I will be looking to develop them further into my first signature collection.  So, without further ado, from me to you, from Africa with love, a bunch of Proteas and heaps of sunshine :)

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I am thrilled to know that one of my designs will be featured in the surface pattern design book, Patternbase which is due for release in January 2013.  The book will be made available through independent bookstores and online as an ebook.

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My design that will be featured is called Dahlia Dream and is one of my floral designs:

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