17 December, 2009


This year I wanted my christmas card to reflect my style, illustrative, bright, fun. Inspired by Julie Verhoeven and Stina Persson work I drew this face with christmas linked objects a cracker in her hair, holly, shooting star. I printed it on to a textured card to make it look more special. I think my friends really liked it their card! :) x   

13 December, 2009

Julie Verhoeven

She has been a huge inspiration to me in my work since I can remember. I love her edginess and child-like drawings she's not scared to go out side the lines this what I love about her work.  She says the love of her life is drawing Julie has worked in fashion illustration to creative direction and design consultancy. She studied fashion at Medway College and began her career as John Galliano’s design assistant in 1987. Her lucky break came in 2003 when Marc Jacobs approached her to design a collection of hand bags for Louis Vuitton, they were limited edition and proved a huge success. This led her to meet Franco Pene Chairman of the Italien manufacturing company Gibo which makes shoes and clothes for Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Vicot and Rolf, John Galliano. She then became a design consultant for Martin Sitbon and was head designer for Gibo to design a collection of garments. 

12 December, 2009

Stina Persson

Stina is a swedish based illustrator. I love the bright colour pallete and her free flowing lines in her work she produces glamourous peices. I also love it becuase it’s edgy and up to date. Her distinctive style has made her a success in the fashion art world. She uses ink, paint, watercolor, lace, mexican paper used in festivals.  She balances watercolor well with inks and the edginess is created by the harder edges of cut paper collage and dramatic blocks of colour this is what I love about her work. She has worked for editorial clients: Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue Nippon, Nylon Magazine. She has also worked for big corpoarte clients: Coca Cola, Bloomingdales, DKNY, Macy’s department store and many more.