The Simon's Cat 2011 Diary I designed while at Portico Designs Ltd. has won first place at the National Calendar Awards 2011 under the category of Illustrated Diaries! How fantastic is that, it has made a very busy and soggy day much brighter! I am off for a chilli-con-carne to celebrate.
I popped up to Birmingham for the Spring Fair on Monday. It was a great day, everything was so inspiring and it was fab to see all the new 2011 trends and also to see my own work on display on the Robert Frederick stand.
There seems to be a massive wedding/national/Olympic/patriotic/stick a flag on anything that sells trend at the moment. Jan Constantine has always done a fantastic job of it, I love her work but clearly so does everyone else, there were flags everywhere!
So, Brit-ness is popular again, well on this little isle anyway. I'd be interested to know what everyone thinks further away... will the Olympics sweep us back into the glory years of Brit Pop? I'd really love that!
Also, tonight I am off for a meeting with my neighbours. On the 29th April we are closing our little street and having a jelly laden, old lemonade and cream cake filled street party for the Royal Wedding. Its all very exciting and very 1970's if you ask me, I can't wait, everyone loves a wedding especially the British it would seem.
I am a graphic and product designer and have been working commercially for over six years. I am currently working as a full time freelancer in Carterton, Oxfordshire creating print ready designs for a multitude of industries including children's publishing, commercial business premises, social stationery designs and surface pattern design.
Previously I have worked in children's publishing, greetings card design and stationery agencies after getting my BA (Hons) at Bath Spa University and graduating in 2006.