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Sock It To Me sock design 2018




I had so much fun last year, that I decided to enter again for this year’s Sock It To Me, design a sock contest. Last year, I created a Fennec fox sock design and I came seventeenth out of six thousand, which was pretty good!

I’d like to share with you my five design entries in this blog post and I’d also like to announce that I’ve been selected again …WHOOP WHOOP! This year, there were over eleven thousand entries and here is my Sock It To Me sock design 2018, chosen as part of their thirty finalists.

Sock It To Me sock design 2018


I thought I’d use some of the icons created from the 100 day project, which would fit perfectly with their current ranges. Sock It To Me chose my Hammerheads design and I think it would suit either a male or female customer i.e. the colours and sharks are gender neutral.

For the other designs, again I used ocean themed icons, as well as a cute Angel & Fairy cakes and a badger at night design. All are quite quirky and fun, which is what you want on socks right?

Here are my other sock designs



All my five sock designs.


…and here is again my selected Hammerheads design entry.


Designing socks is fun and you can virtually put anything on a sock. What I love about Sock It To Me are their crazy designs for adults and children. They have a whole variety and I think the quirkier, the better!

If you’d like to vote for my design, please visit SockItToMe. Thank you! 😀


Emma Jayne x




Sock design competition




I decided for the first time this year, to enter a competition. Lilla Roger’s ‘Global Talent Search 2016′, was the last time I entered for a competition, so I thought I’d give it a go. The one I have entered is the Sock It to Me, sock design competition. I imagine that it will receive thousands of wonderful and quirky designs, but hey, why not give it a go?!

The maximum number of entries per person is five. I created two very different looks. The first being on trend, i.e. cacti and a pair of Fennec foxes. It has a child-like quality to it. The second has a more feminine theme;  lips and kisses. I named my designs, ‘Cool Desert Fox’ and ‘French Kiss’, respectively.

My style is quite painterly and the criteria for the sock designs was to make the icons flat and simple. This means flattening some of the elements in PhotoShop and creating other sections of the artwork in Illustrator.

Overall, what was most challenging for me was that we had to use just six colours. I could very easily have used more. Yet, as they often say, less is more!

Sock design competition

Desert fox

My Desert fox sock design is fun and cute. I used contrasting warm violet, tangerine and apricot with cool turquoise blue colours, along with an off-white, and a bold black. The layout is of a desert scene with stars and cacti strategically scattered, and with a very hotter sun in the sky.


French kiss

My French kiss sock design is feminine and flirty. I’ve used reds and pinks, with warm blue and yellow colours, along with hints of black and white. The composition is a pattern of lips and compact mirrors strategically placed, with text and kisses in between.


Fingers and toes crossed that I’ll be one of the thirty semi-finalists selected. These will be announced on the 13th October 2017.   🙄


Emma Jayne x