Branding - The Rowan Bindery

This brand identity was a collaboration between myself and The Rowan Bindery. Lyn, who just happens to be my lovely Aunty, created the beautiful linocut of the Rowan berries and leaves which I digitised and paired with handlettering and a sans serif font.

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Branding - MDR Ceramics

Brand identity created for MDR Ceramics. This pottery studio uses traditional firing methods to create small batch, functional and timeless pottery which is inspired by the abundant nature of New Jersey. The personality of this brand is : Natural, simple, beautiful and honest.

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Colour Stories 4-9

I love putting together colour palettes. I hope you find them useful to use for your branding or creative projects.

Branding - Sprig Flower Truck

This was such a fun project to work on. The branding for Sprig was completely inspired by the 1951 Chevy pick up truck that Dana has had converted to a flower truck. Fun, joyful, earthy and nostalgic are the words that describe the personality of this brand.

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Colour Story number 3

One of my favourite places to find colour palettes is Pinterest, especially vintage colour swatches like the one I pulled colours from to create this colour story. There are so many other colour palettes that could be made from this colour sample card.

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Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Colour Story Number 2

This colour story just goes to show that even when I’m not working, I’m working. Some people like to play Candy Crush on their phones, I like to play Blenduko.

Blenduko is an app to create harmonious colour palettes, and when I see a particularly pretty one, I take a screen grab. I’ve got a few lost on my phone’s camera roll so I dug one out to add to my library of colour stories.

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Screen grab from Blenduko.

Screen grab from Blenduko.

Colour Story Number 1

Discovering unique colour palettes is one of my favourite things to do. I collect inspiring colour ideas from many different sources; photos of nature, Pinterest images, interior magazines and paint colour chips are just some of the ways I find ideas. This means I have many photos, screen shots and magazine tear outs all over the place.

To help organise my favourite colour combinations, I’ve created a library of colour stories. I’ll share each one here on my blog alongside the original source of inspiration in the hope that it helps you choose colours for your creative projects and maybe even your branding.

For my first colour story I’ve pulled the colours from an original piece of art that I created whist playing around with acrylic paints.

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I just love the combination of colours on this one. That mustard and greyed blue works perfect together especially with that touch of soft pink. I’ve overlaid some of my botanical illustrations to see how the colours interact with each other. I hope you like it too.

Branding - Nourishing Foundations

This is a branding project I worked on with dietitian and whole food expert, Vanessa Clarkson. Thanks to the internet we where able to work together from the opposite sides of the world. How amazing is that! I love the colour palette on this one, it gives all the feels we wanted; nurturing, organic, warm and expert. Scroll down to see the original concepts.

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Free printable planner inserts for August

Here's this months free printable planner page for August. Fill in your events and projects to help you plan out your month. Simply click on the image below to download. The size is A5 (148mm x 210mm) which can be printed on A4 and cut down.

Branding - Verbena Floral Styling

I loved every second of working on this one. It has everything I love - botanical illustrations, earthy colour palette and timeless style. Verbena is a floral styling business run by Stephanie Eastwood here in the UK.

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Here are the original concepts so you can see how the design evolved.

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Branding - From Britain With Love

Fresh and contemporary logo design for the inspiring From Britain with Love. FBWL champion British makers, artisans and course providers through their online directory and blog. I had the pleasure of working with Laura last year to create this primary logo and submark.

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