My new wide angle lens came into its own for capturing this beautiful bijoux beauty salon in Banbury. Well worth a visit!
Brand new brand.
Over the past few years, I've undertaken a flurry of commissions for Meadow Quality Ltd but this time they needed a whole new redesign. First step - livestock icons.
A bundle of other briefs that aren't quite so exciting, but then the fun bit - new magazine design! My favourite was this bad boy, but the marketing expert believed that it would put off a large part of their audience as it looked too "expensive." Clearly I have pricey taste! It was a fun job, re-imagining most of their corporate identity.
Hof post Freak Out.
Today was scary. (Here's why if you missed it.)
I didn't feel like it went brilliantly and it was over in a flash without me really feeling like I'd made the impression I wanted to.
Hohum, I met some lovely people and I'll be happy with whatever comes from it. I was unbelievably chuffed to have made it this far and kept checking my emails in case they'd only sent it to me be accident. Click here for a tiny video taster of the day, made by The Great Retail Revival posted by another entrant.
HoF Freak Out.
Oh. My. Gosh. So you know that competition I entered to be stocked in House of Fraser… I've made it through to live judging - THIS FRIDAY! So I'll be doing a presentation to the COO, a few Telegraph Editors, and a handful of other big wigs. Anyone want to help me write a business plan?
Modern Vintage Stationery
When friends of friends would like bespoke wedding stationery, I'm only too happy to oblige. As usual, I created a range of ideas for a bride that didn't know exactly what she wanted, once ideas and details were finalised I got to work!
One of my favourite designs to date I think, translated onto both day and simplified evening invitations.
Invitation to Africa
Last year I had the super fun task of creating some wedding Save The Dates for a bride getting married in a South African Elephant park. How. Cool.
And now it's invite time! As is always the way, firstly I created a range of options for the bride to choose from. (Let's be honest it's the bride and not the fella.) The brief was modern-vintage, maybe with greens and doilies.
Once a choice had been made and details finalised, I set to work!
If you have any wedding requirments, large or small, please get in touch.
The Great Retail Revival
I was forwarded this link by a family member, which was a competition to be stocked in House of Frasers's Oxford Street store for a two week period. Apart from sounding amazing, I thought it looked like a brilliant excuse to get to grips with the video capacity of my camera and have a bash at editing it.
Turns out I found acting as natural as the trees - that is to say very wooden and creaky. Neil is a very patient (and helpful!) man.
Update: Editing video of yourself really boosts self esteem... Oh no wait, I mean exactly the opposite of that.
The video is linked below - any thoughts? Please don't be too honest ;)
I am finally on it! Find me @katemoby. So far only iPhone pics on there, mostly of the outside world when I manage to pry myself out of the studio and work in progress... And none of my dinner, I promise!
I've been invited to join this very high end online store, but was a little skeptical as I'd never heard of it before. After messaging other stockists that are featured on it that sell similar work, I found out that they hadn't had any sales through it at all, so I politely declined the offer and fee. Right decision? Have you heard of them?
The Photography Show
This weekend my creative husband and I visited The Photography Show (previously called Focus) for the first time.
Partially swayed by the photographer at MOO who said it was worth a look, and partly by the free trade passes. Woo! It was more petite than I expected for an event hosted at the NEC, but that made it very manageable to get around without show fatigue!
Highlights were the live action stages, especially when they involved brummy sounding storm troopers on a power trip. Also, slightly surreally, there as a garden staged by the International Garden Photographer of the Year for people to practice floral shoots. It was quite amusing seeing people crowded around an indoor garden, shooting like they’d never seen ferns before, even though they could pop outside and do the same! A nice feature though. Altogether nicely done, recommended!
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