Monday, 29 February 2016

Skill 2 Play Sports projects

Another week goes by seemly faster than the last and another post describing the epically exciting roller coast that is my life is published for your viewing pleasure! OK, I might be over selling it as all I have to show this week is work from the Skills 2 Play Sport project I'm working on. What can I say, I like a dramatic entrance. You should see me in real life. If I don't have a smoke machine and an AC/DC track to announce my entrance to a room I'd rather not enter!

Skills 2 Play Sports is a set of resource cards designed to teach primary school kids a specific sport or set of skills. Since 2013 gymnastics, athletics and aquatics have been some of the skills covered. This current set I'm working on now is covering climbing and orienteering. As per usual I can't show any of the current set until it's launch but I can show some of the cards from the older sets.

These cards are from the aquatic set. They had a specific style they wanted me to work to but it wasn't too far off what I did anyway so I had no problems adapting. The tricky thing for me was to fit all the activities into a small space whilst making it fun for the kids!

With any luck I'll keep getting these to work on for many more moons as I am a massive fan of repeat work! Hint hint hint.

Time for the shameless self promotion portion of the post! You should definitely bookmark my website, subscribe to this blog which will be updated every Monday, follow me on Twitter and/or connect to me on Linkedin. I am currently booked up with work but I will announce my availability via the previously mentioned sites as soon as I'm free. Possibly accompanied by an AC/DC track and smoke machine!   

Monday, 22 February 2016

Work for a friend

I'm coming to end of my run with Soreen as I finish off the remaining illustrations for their final batch of activity cards. I can honestly say I'm going to miss working on these and can only hope that they're popular enough to warrant more in the future. Hint hint hint! I can't show any new work until it's released online and I don't want to repeat myself as I spoke about this a couple weeks ago here. Instead I'll share a piece I did for a friend back before Christmas.

He wanted me to do a banner for his business which I dutifully did. I must admit working for a friend caused me a lot more stress as I did not want to disappoint. I'm happy to report that this wasn't the case. Well, he hasn't said anything to suggest this was the case and I'm happy to leave it that way!

The reason I mention this now is that he recently posted it on his business Facebook page and it also conveniently gave me something to talk about seeing as I can't show any new Soreen work until April and May!

As per usual if you want to see more of my work check out my website and remember to bookmark it. If you want to keep up to date with what I'm working on you can subscribe to this blog, follow me on Twitter and/or link to me on Linkedin. If you have any projects you would like me to work on I'm available from early April so get in touch and I'll pencil you in.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day. I know that may be tough as it's Monday but try!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The do's and don'ts of contacting me!

I had a number of business consultations with a great guy at the end of 2015 who gave me much to think about in terms of running my business. One of his suggestions was to incorporate more of myself and my sense of humour in the promotion and presentation of my site as it was pretty sterile at the time. My contact page is still looking very plain so I designed this comic style illustration explaining the do's and don'ts of contacting me. What's nice about this in my humble opinion is that it will serve as my next promo piece I send out attached to emails. Two birds one shot gun. That's the saying right?

Regardless of how successful this is as a promo piece is was fun to do. I'm fairly please with the unity of the colours which at first caused me some head aches. All I need to do now is add it to my contact page

If you liked this visual nugget you can see more at my website, and if you want to keep up to date with what I'm up to you can subscribe to this blog, follow me on Twitter and/or link to me on Linkedin

Monday, 8 February 2016

Soreen squidgy fun

I have just finished the latest set of illustrations for Soreen's squidgy fun activity cards which I will be sending over to the relevant people very soon. I can't show any of that work here and now as these resources are not out until April 2016 and I don't want to end up on anyone's naughty list. I can however show a few bits and bobs from the previous resources which are available to download now.

The purpose of these activity cards is to promote an active lifestyle to families. The following examples are from different cards and not in sequence.

If you've got a young family then these resources are targeted at you. You can download all the current activities here, with two more sets of activities on their way! You can also see more of the work I did for them on the Soreen squidgy fun website!  

Now comes the shameless self promotion segment or the me me me portion of the post where I point you toward my website and hint very strongly that you should bookmark my site, link to me on Linkedin, follow me on Twitter and/or subscribe to this blog. If you are interested in working with me I should point out that I am booked up until late March so early April is the time to pencil me in. I don't think that hint was strong enough. CONTACT ME HERE. That's more like it!