Monday, 1 July 2013

My last day of design work (for a while at least!)

Well last week was very emotional for me. It was time for me to finish my work and start my maternity leave. 
I do love my two regular freelance design jobs and Wednesday I had to say goodbye to the Quarto Children's team. They gave me a great send off with a box of mummy smellies, a chocolate cake and a nice pub lunch. Plus an awesome, lovingly made, hand cut leaving card (see below). 
Friday I finished my work at Harper Collins Children's books and also had another lovely send off. They bought me a fab six month subscription to Molly Makes magazine, flowers, cake and also an awesome card with a design adjustment to a cover that I had designed a while ago! It was adapted from Lettuce the dancing rabbit, down to the detail of a rather pregnant rabbit's belly (see below).
I have been very lucky to have been freelancing for 8 years and spent much of my freelance time in these two companies. The work has been great and the people even better, so I will definitely miss the daily chats and buzz.
For now though, it's time for me to take a break and concentrate on my soon to be new arrival. I guess my little boy will be the ultimate design creation I have ever made...
So watch this space!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Type postcards and tags

I have been busy working away on my new series of postcards and tags. This time I wanted to create little cards and tags with positive messages in a fresh and colourful type based look. I illustrated the quirky type styles and got them printed on lovely card stock by I am really pleased with the final outcome and look forward to selling these and then adding more type based ones to the set!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Etsy shop update

Just to let you know that I have a few little card collections for sale on my Etsy shop at the moment. Here are just a few... Click on this link to get buying.... Laura's Etsy shop

Little Wishes character cards

I have been working on some more card ideas and thought I would show you my latest ideas.
Here are two cards, a 'birthday wishes' card and a 'friends forever' with two of my characters in my 'Litte Wishes' range.
I am working on a boy's 'Super' hero card in the same collection and will post that soon too.
What do you think of them? I am considering getting them printed to sell in my Etsy shop...