I don’t know about you, but I think February has totally flown by! I can’t believe we are already in to the third month of the year. This is the first of what I plan to be monthly blog posts rounding up my goings on from the previous weeks, with other hopefully interesting posts in between. I’ve been here there and everywhere over the past few weeks for work trips as well as spending some long days in the studio.
At the end of January I packed up my little red car and headed off to Birmingham for Spring Fair which is held at the NEC. This is by far the biggest trade show I have ever exhibited at and it took a fair few hours to set up! Spring brings in an international audience which was my primary reason for exhibiting there. I was thrilled to secure a Hong Kong distributor at the show, so expect to see my cards in shops there soon! There are some images below from my stand, which was manned by myself and also my mum for a couple of the days, which gave me a chance to go off and liaise with some of my lovely clients. Deva Designs and Go Stationery are both licensing partners whom were at the show, so it was great to spend some time with them. There is also a picture from the Enesco stand, who purchased my wallpaper to showcase their Lilliput Lane products.
It’s always nice when people want to write about my work or interview me. Terry’s Blinds approached me to see if I wanted a feature on their blog. You can read about it here, and see the image below.
Finally, myself and my lovely friend Ilona Drew of I Drew This headed to Staffs uni at the end of the month to do a talk about our work as freelance designers, followed by one to one tutorials with the students. It was a great day, and made me miss being part of a big studio. I’m heading to Leeds for more talks soon, please do get in touch if you’d like me to do a talk at your institution!
March promises to be even busier, with meetings, lots of freelance design work as well as a holiday to Iceland! I can’t wait to go and explore and share some images upon my return. I’ve also got news of an exciting retailer to be stocking my cards, more details to follow soon!
Bye for now,