Category Archives: design

HK toile ceramics in tree

I went to tree interiors shop in HK this week, and loved their fantastic new display of my HK toile products.Apparently the noodle bowl two-piece set is a best-seller, hurrah! Here is a sign they have showing all the different … Continue reading

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winter night light

I designed this wintery forest scene for a new wooden light for Thinkgadgets in London. It’s available to buy in stores across the UK, and from the Spirit of Christmas. It comes in a natural wood or painted white finish … Continue reading

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botanical pattern

I’veĀ  designed a pattern of coral and seaweed for Spoonflower‘s fabric competition. The brief asked for designs reminiscent of those found in a botanical sketchbook.I based my watercolour drawings on seaweeds I’d seen at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and … Continue reading

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Huntington Library

The Huntington Library, near LA, is a beautiful botanical gardens and art gallery/museum. I recently designed an exclusive toile pattern for them, to use on a variety of products to sell in their new museum store, which has just opened. … Continue reading

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Bonaveri showroom

I illustrated a branch of plum blossom for the Spring launch of the new aloof mannequin from Bonaveri, for their China showroom. I kept the colours bright and the line crisp, to create a calm and beautiful backdrop for the … Continue reading

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phonograph project

I’ve just completed my prints for the group portfolio project Phonografik Collectivo. I was invited to join, and assigned a letter, or glyph, from the Phoenician alphabet, and asked to create an edition of prints based on its sound. I … Continue reading

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I attended ICON 8 the illustration conference in Portland last week, and had a wonderful time. I met some amazing and inspirational illustrators, and learned alot about things every illustrator should know. I especially enjoyed meeting Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen … Continue reading

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wedding anniversary

Today is our first wedding anniversary, hurrah us! It’s represented by ‘cotton’ or ‘paper’, depending on where you live, so I made this little etching on cotton paper…

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Design School Wisdom

I gave a quote for this book published by Chronicle Books, containing sayings and advice from a variety of designers and design teachers. My quote has been featured on the inside cover. In all my time teaching at St Martin’s, … Continue reading

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