Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Logo Design

Recent logo design – just love that diamond!

Inky Goodness!

There is something beautifully simplistic about ink work – no colour required to embellish this design and hold the viewer's gaze.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Conference Logo

My design for the 2015 NZSTI conference in Wellington.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Cute Logo for a Great Enterprise!

I was approached by my niece to design a logo for her creative venture which needed an internet presence and strong branding. After looking at her beautiful handmade gifts, it was clear that a cute, pretty logo was required and she steered me in the direction of windmills.

After playing around with the concept, we settled on a colour scheme and windmill motif that was both versatile and in keeping with the business. I experimented with various textures and treatments and was amazed at how many suited the general design.

Here are just a few of the possible applications and variations on a theme. Berry Mill Designs now uses the motif shown here on the mug for their Facebook icon. It's always satisfying to see designs working well for others!

Click here to find out more about Berry Mill Designs.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Going Dotty

I was inspired to create this dotty design after working with a class of children who were studying Georges Seurat. When I started, I had no idea how I wanted the artwork to look. All I knew is that I wanted to fill the canvas with as many perfect, uniform dots as possible. It was a hypnotic experience and a method of working that felt incredibly liberating.

The final piece graces my newly painted hallway which also provided the inspiration for the colour palette. I don't think I'm finished with dots just yet but it's very refreshing to step away from the computer to work again with paint on canvas! Happy Days!!

Friday, 1 November 2013


Here is another 'inside-out' inspired artwork. Initially crafted in ink whilst sitting in Wellington Central Library, I later brought it to life in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. This piece is a lot more detailed that the house study finished previously but as I push the bar higher, so I find my skills being honed. I'm very pleased with the results - It's almost akin to an 'I Spy..' book!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Going Digital

Having now graduated as a graphic designer, I thought it appropriate to put my new skills into action! Still fixated on houses and working in ink, I transformed this detailed A5 sketch into a full-colour illustration that would look quite at home in a children's book.

Thanks to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, this was an exciting journey indeed - happy days!!