See my work at Surtex and the National Stationery Show

National Stationery Show with Big Wheel Press

I have a fantastic new range of letterpress cards and notebooks being debuted at the National Stationery Show in New York this May.

Developed in collaboration with Big Wheel Press, everything will be available to order at Booth #2321. There are letterpress cards and notebooks for all occasions plus a range of floral cards letter pressed with gorgeous gold foil in a variety of designs and sentiments, some in boxed sets.

Along with my ranges, Big Wheel Press will have tons more fabulous cards and stationery products including work from Molly Hatch and Susa Talan. Make sure you drop by if you're going to the show. 

Surtex with Four Corners Art Collective

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Javits Centre in May I'll be at SURTEX, showing my complete portfolio of illustrations and patterns for products and publications across all markets.

At last year's show I met buyers and art directors from all kinds of companies, resulting in some fantastic licenses for greetings cards, journals, calendars, fabrics and home decor products. If you're looking for a creative collaborator to add fresh, on-trend art to your products, then please do swing by Booth #2723. We'd love to see you! 

I'm part of a new global art collective

I am so pleased to finally be able to announce the birth of Four Corners, a brand new collective of surface pattern designers located all over the world.

There are seven artists in the collective, including me, and we met in class on the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-courses run by Make It In Design. Each of us has our own distinctive signature style but we're united by a love of colour and pattern.

We're kicking off our exciting new venture with a festive-themed Instagram challenge - check out the details on the Four Corners website and join us if you can. 

In May, four of us will be exhibiting at SURTEX in New York. If you'd like to fix up a meeting while I'm in New York for SURTEX, please contact me. I'd love to see you!

New brand, new website

After 15 years as a creative copywriter and two as a freelance illustrator, this year I decided to finally commit myself completely to surface pattern design. 

The result is a date with a booth at SURTEX in 2016 (more on that later) and this shiny new website, dedicated to my surface print and pattern portfolio and nothing else. 

I've moved all my editorial illustration over to BIG, the Brighton Illustrators Group website, and said a final goodbye to copywriting.

To celebrate, I used the free downloads from the Brand Stylist website to develop an understated, laid back and luxurious brand identity that I hope is distinctive and unfussy and reflects the kind of prints and patterns I love to make. Here are some of the elements.