Monday, 10 December 2012

Gifting It Up

Like I said in an earlier post, Meryl, Martin, and I are doing hand made or personal gifts this year. Here are some of the things I've done. Nothing special but it's been fun so far.

Packaging: Front
Packaging: Back with initials 
Inside gifts: Postcards and delicates wrapped in tissue paper
Mix Tape Vol 1
View of the song selection

Brooches with gold edges
Magnets from my hand designs
And lastly I made my hand designs into brooches too

Sunday, 9 December 2012


I finally got my Behance profile up and running, so check it out: Here

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Wrapping It Up

It's that time of year... Christmas. Not my favourite, but hey. Friends of mine, Meryl and Martin, decided we should get a bit crafty this year and make each other gifts instead of buying them. Anyway, I decided to make my own packaging too: I used my stamps from my end of year project and tested them out on tissue paper and cheap brown paper bags. I think they look rather rad and its definitely more interesting than regular Christmas wrapping paper. Hope they like it. 

Monday, 26 November 2012

Handy Stamps

I had to create an item, sort of like a product, that I would hypothetically give away if I were to promote myself as an illustrator. I made rubber stamps. It was honestly one of the most stressful experiences ever, but that's mostly because I chose to trust the wrong company to produce them. Anyways they came out okay in the end and I can't wait to get them back so I can ink up any and every surface I see.

Am I Collective: First Love

Am I Collective is holding a competition called "First Love". Basically they wanted designs for temporary tattoos, we were allowed to use some of the work from our passed projects so I used the Strong Man from my postcards and re-worked it to relate to the sea. Eventually Am I Collective will upload some of the top designs and winner on their Behance site.


I illustrated four postcards with the theme of "Circus Folk". I tried to combine Adobe Illustrator with water colour. I think they turned out pretty well, I can't wait to get some more printed. 

The Collector's Edition Zine

I published a zine about a month ago. The theme I decided to go with was "The Collector's Edition". I really enjoyed it, I got to go around and interview various collectors and photograph them as well as their collections. 
I also got to meet Angie Durrant Batis, who runs my favourite blog (Lucky Pony). Angie was great and even featured my zine on her blog here.

After I got my zine back from the printers I had to bind it. I decided to go with a combination of book binding and japanese binding. I tried three different colours and in the end I handed in the zine with green binding.