Hipster Lumberjacks

As part of the Make Art That Sells Bootcamp design challenge for the month of April I had to illustrate Lumberjacks! I must say that this was definitely out of my comfort zone and it forced me to draw and illustrate faces; something that is far away from my well known subject matter and style. I started with doodle style sketches and drawings in order to start to try and capture the essence and feel of these new age Woodsmen. These are my first quick sketches and attempts at drawing some quirky looking Lumberjacks.

I gradually found my way and a style that was mine and so the drawing continued until I had illustrated 5 Hipster style Lumberjacks that I was happy with.

The next step and part of the MATS Bootcamp challenge was to use these Lumberjacks to decorate ornaments. I decided to go in a slightly different direction and used four of my Lumberjacks to decorate Bowling Pins.

I enterred my Lumberjacks into the 2016 Cushion Design competition on  Wraptious

The cushions are available to purchase for a limited time. They are digitally printed on Vegan Suede and Handmade in the UK, with your choice of coloured backing and zip. Why not check out the Wraptious website and whilst you are there please Like and Share my cushion as this earns me a vote to get to the finals of their 2016 Cushion Design Competition in the search for new up and coming designers :)  

 

Victorinox 2016 Design

I have been entering alot of international design competitions and challenges lately. It is a great way as a designer to be able to work on different products and styles as well as getting work out there for the world to see.  The Jovoto, is a platform to bring creatives and global brands together to submit art, designs and patterns for products.  Victorinox 2016 is the most recent design competition that was open to creatives worlwide. 

The goal of this project is to design the 2016 Victorinox Limited Edition collection, for the classical smaller-version  of the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. The aim was to develop a new, exciting and unseen design that unmistakably combines your style with the latest trends and exciting graphic elements.

My design Tulski showcases what Switzerland is famous and synonymous with - Tulips, skiing , mountains and the bold colours of its flag. Tulski, a combination of Tulips and Ski, is a modern design that is on trend with current patterns and geometric designs. 

I wanted to create a design that was graphic, bold, timeless and gender neutral which related to the iconic Victorinox brand and celebrated the beauty, wonders, sport and scenery of Switzerland. The colour palette for Tulski was directly drawn from the Victorinox logo and the Swiss flag with the addition of a charcoal black and a silver grey. The design elements are stylized patterns based on tulips, skis, ski trails, snow covered mountains and the lakes and valleys between them. 

You can view and rate my design my design Tulski on the Jovoto website. I would love your support :)