Firstly, I apologise for the very late blog post! It has been two weeks since my last article about my bird illustrations for Chester Zoo, and between then and now, lots of exciting stuff has been happening. As a result, I have some hugely exciting news that I want to share with you!
Before my announcement, I’d like to mention that I have been featured on two blog posts. The first one is Lilla Roger’s blog and the second is on Rise Design and Shine blog. How cool is that?! I am both pleased and honoured, and ask that if you have a bit of spare time and fancy a read, please pop over to them to have a good read (but not before finishing here, first).
My hugely exciting news, is that I am so happy to announce that I am now represented by Brenda Manley Designs! I am totally over the moon about this and am so pleased to have joined Brenda’s team.
Now that I am being represented by Brenda, I will be producing designs for the U.S. market. I also get to showcase my work at the New York trade shows, two of them being Surtex and Blue Print. I have always wanted to be a part of these shows, and even though I won’t be there in person, my design work will be. That is absolutely huge!
There is still much for me to do in preparation for the shows. So far, I have concentrated on putting my design collections onto show boards. After these, I will produce a flyer to be placed on social media, and a range of postcards, to advertise my work for Brenda Manley. The post cards will be handed out at the the trade shows.
Alongside all of this (you can tell I have been busy!), I have created abstract art designs for bag packs and for furniture. It just so happens that for both Lilla Roger’s MATS Bootcamp, and Rise Design and Shine, the briefs had the same theme of Abstracts.
The designs below are those abstract art designs, and they are based on my trip to Whitby, Yorkshire, last Easter with my family. I just love all the shapes and textures seen from the abbey, overlooking the harbour and boutique shop landscape. I kept the colours fresh and bright, combined with some pastel tones. Within the mix are neutrals with monochrome black and white shades. They were such fun to produce; I really love being expressive with shapes and colour.
Abstract art designs
My bag designs and matching drinks bottle for Lilla Roger’s MATS Bootcamp course.
My abstract pattern covering the front section of a sideboard. There’s a coordinated print too!
Emma Jayne x