Monday, 25 April 2016

World Malaria Day

It may be wet here, but it's not hot so spare a thought for those living in the tropics
without resources to fight malaria.
Today is World Malaria Day so please help out if you can.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Schrödinger's Corbett

I'm enduring another week of Schrödinger's Corbett.
I've already beat 300 other candidates to get through to the final 8 and will find out if I make the next whittling down to get to the top 3 on Friday. 
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Night lights

If you are a member of the exclusive club who likes what I do you'll be pleased to see these night lights I've designed with the illumination company Locomocean.
These are the samples that were previewed for buyers at this week's Spring Fair in Birmingham.
There's something for everyone, providing they like unicorns, zombie rabbits or cup cake cats and you obviously do otherwise you wouldn't be reading this blog.
Loving how this one turned out. Ice cream meets mythical beast in the form of the Unicone.
I've been drawing the Zombunnies for ages so it's nice to see them in a physical form and these chaps are about a foot tall and the colours are amazingly vibrant.
I'll let you know when and where you can buy them when I do but in the meantime check out the Locomocean site for updates.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tasty teaser

Exciting news on the horizon if you like cats, ice creams or ideally both.
I’ll just leave this here as a tasty little teaser....

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Expecting art work for nothing

Just before Christmas I got an email from a PR agency asking if I would like to enter a promotional competition to have ago with a major UK toy company's 3D plastic 'pen'. It sounded good and the prize money was decent. So I agreed to enter, the PR company sent me the pens and I was off.
After a shaky start I managed to come up with the models below and as per instructions sent the PR agency photos and videos of my creations.
Despite being the agency's favourite I didn't win so that was that. Fair enough.
But the other week the agency got in touch asking if they could display my entries at the company's booth at the UK Toy Fair. There was no mention of payment or even paying for postage. I explained that they're welcome to them as they're just sitting in the shed but they'd have to pay for them. They graciously said I'd have my name on them but still no mention of sweet cash. After a few emails back and forth with me explaining that I spent quite a bit of time on them and this is my job and this is how much I'd like from them the communication from their end ceased.  I'm not surprised just disappointed. It's a shame that this seems to be the norm in the design world.
Here they are all heavily watermarked to hammer home my 'nothing for free' point for your viewing pleasure.