Last summer I was working on underwater themed work for Hand in Hand Soap and Anthropolgie, and it has just hit the shops. I love how it has turned out. Hand in Hand Soap always manage to do beautiful things with my illustrations. The new limited edition ocean love collection available exclusively at Anthropologie, with the sale of each product directly impacting the preservation of clean ocean waters.A work in porgress shot of my original gouache painting.
Yesterday I hosted two informal seminars at the Rag Factory in Brick Lane. In the morning I hosted Illustration Insights with Karolin Schnoor, which gave new and aspiring illustrators an insight into the industry. In the afternoon I hosted Creative Business Boost with Lilly Taylor, which focused on the power of social media and branding. The day was a huge success; I had so much fun and I’ve been overwhelmed by the lovely feedback I’ve received on Twitter. Public speaking is something I used to be very nervous about, but now I love the opportunity to connect with other creative people. The factory setting was transformed by Your London Florist who created a dramatic floral feature wall and stunning jam jar arrangements. By the way, the washi tape use to secure the flowers is my own design, and you can buy a roll on etsy. A huge thank you to Karolin and Lilly for joining me as guest speakers, to Your London Florist for making it look so stunning and to everyone who attended!
Caboodle Magazine is a lovely new magazine. Their first issue has just come out, and they’ve used a couple of my illustration on the inside cover and title page. It’s such a beautifully designed and produced magazine, definitely one for the coffee table.