Friday, 17 September 2010

Christmas Cards with a personal touch

Following on from my post about my Christmas cards in M&S, I must also mention that my Christmas designs for Ballistic Blue are also now available. These designs are available to personalise and also add an optional photograph so really are a lovely personal Xmas greeting, especially to distant family and friends.
It's really easy to navigate their site and upload a photo and add names and a message.
They would also work well as corporate cards with a staff or product photo.

You may recognise some designs from here. I spent some time reformatting them for personalising front and inside; I think they'll work really well.

And for New Year parties!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Xmas (in September!?)

Under usual circumstances I would be dismayed to see Christmas products in store mid September... I thought it was the done thing to wait until after Halloween? I guess the summer has well and truly gone!
Anyway, I will make an exception this year because I've just spotted some of my designs in Marks and Spencer (in store and online) and that put a smile on my face!

Contemporary Trees and Traditional Scene multipacks:
Holographic and metallic wrap and matching tags:
You may be able to spot my snowflake design on the silver bags in the "shopfront" picture on M&S's website:
A hubby Christmas card, with embellished detail:
And to be REALLY organised, a sparkly Happy New Year card with glitter!

That's it for now, more to come later.
I hope you like my designs - and forgive me for talking about Christmas in September!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Blueberry Park Packaging

I've just completed some new packaging design for fab friend and fellow designer Karen at Blueberry Park.
It's lovely to work on projects together with Karen and this was no exception. I've designed her logo and labels previously, and this next step was to make her products stand out with her brand identity.

It's sometimes strange to hand over a finished project to a client; when the execution is out of my hands it can lead to mixed feelings when I see it. Karen, however, is always meticulous and makes things look fab so after handing over the disk of completed artwork ready for print, to see the boxes fully dressed and stacked made me really happy.

Good luck at the London Gift Fair this weekend Karen!