Quick Update


Well, I haven’t been keeping on top of this blog of late, so shame on me.

Much has been happening, I have had my graduation and worked a short 2 month stint in a design studio and am now trying to establish myself as self employed.  suspect this means I will be very poor for a considerable time but if I don’t give it a bash now I will only regret it.

So far I have done some work for The Renew Involvement Center, a mental health drop in center in Lincoln, and I am already working on some exciting new projects for them. I have done some in-shop graphics for SK Motorcycles who are also based in Lincoln and I have also pre-booked a 6 month stint in InVitro Gallery to display different artwork and illustrations each month starting October.

Below are some images of work I have done lately and there is a link in the tool bar at the top of this page to InVitro Gallery. InVitro features edgy work from up and coming local artists and designers and is definitely worth a visit, especially as each month the displays are completely new so there is always something new to see.

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Final Show and InVitro


Well the final show has been and gone. Show E11even boasted a huge turnout on the private view night [Friday 3rd June] and I was pleasantly surprised that 13 of my friends and family made it to the event! I was over the moon so a special thank you to them for their support.

Since I handed in the last of my work at uni I have been working on the Creative Beehive identity and website, which will be unveiled at some point in the near future. I have also been making cards, each one completely unique with a one off hand drawn illustration. I have also been amassing a range of illustrations for July when I will be exhibiting at the InVitro gallery in The Mall, Lincoln. I also intend to have some cards and other smaller products on sale at the exhibition so it will be well worth a peek.

But for now I will leave you with some images of my most recent doodles and of my display board at show E11even. Show E11even is open to the public 10am-3pm Monday-Friday from now until 17th of June. It is situated on the second floor of Thomas Parker House, Silver Street, Lincoln LN2 1HJ. Go along and enjoy!

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Custom T-Shirts!


I had pried myself away from uni work this evening to chill out and have some dinner… but I just couldn’t resist having new ideas and working on something. So I made some Creative Beehive t-shirts, just because I wanted to make something this evening!

They are not for a project, they are especially for Creative Beehive Blog viewers. There are three designs to choose from so far and many more in the pipe line. To show your support for my growing enterprise just simply don a lovely t-shirt which has been made especially on request for you by my own fair hands.

Want one? – It is all very simple. Just request one [stating t-shirt style, size and colour] by contacting myself via email, text, twitter, facebook, in person, whatever! For non-subscribers the t-shirts are £10 each. However, verified subscribers can have one for just £5!! Paypal and Cash accepted, plus FREE postage to main land UK.

Want one half price? – Subscribe by entering your email on the right of the screen and clicking the ‘get me in the loop’ button. You will be sent an email to verify your subscription, just click the link in the email and you are all set! Once you are a subscriber, you not only qualify for a half price Creative Beehive t-shirt, each new post to the blog comes directly to your in-box, making it even easier to access my latest ramblings and doodles.

Girls T-shirts Available

Purple, Black or White. Size 8-18.

Lads T-shirts Available

Black or White. Size XS-XL.

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YCN Ted Baker Project


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For the YCN awards I submitted my designs for packaging and window graphics in response to the Ted Baker brief. I focused on the ‘bodywear’ range and designed bright, busy, eye-catching imagery for a ‘summer campaign’ which was used across the range to unify. I then produced bottle designs and packaging to tie in with the theme. From the busy imagery I took six elements/characters and used them to create stickers for renegade advertising, the stickers would be plastered around the streets to create curiosity and lead towards the Ted Baker store where they tie in with the window graphics.

I enjoyed this project as it was fun and a little silly and required plenty of illustration and imagination on my part. There are so many amazing designs submitted to YCN every year that I won’t be too torn up if I don’t win, if nothing else I have something quirky to add to my portfolio. But fingers crossed that someone out there likes it as much as I do. Get in touch if you have any comments, and subscribe to my blog to follow my designs.