Thursday, March 7, 2013

Logo a Go-Go

Have been looking back at some of my logo designs. For every one of the these logos that made it to finished art there must be hundreds by now that didn't make the cut in the 'fine-tuning' process. Here are some of the survivors...

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Most Beautiful Creation

My most beautiful creation so far. I gave birth to Matilda on the 1st of October. She has been a delight to get to know. Been in a total oxytocin induced loved up trance over the last few excuse my lack of posting.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Baby Making

10 years ago - I was knocked back from a job at Walt Disney. Then again, the character designers from Nickelodeon were all Disney Drop outs...and they built an empire. 

It gives me great pride to present this batch of character designs for a Physical Education Schools program I worked on last year. As I'm not sure when the official launch of this project is...I will just have to show - not tell. An interesting process to design characters that developed physically over time - each with very distinctive personalities and approaches to play and movement.

Just as a weird-ass aside, I was wondering why the little babies I had been creating kept on appearing, (giggling) in my dreams every night. Turns out I was pregnant! Anyway - enjoy THIS batch of babies until September! Woo Hoo!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sexy Sporty Spot UV

I love print outcomes that are a bit special. I was so chuffed when this little beauty came back from the printer with it's super sexy Spot UV varnish. Have been really enjoying designing for Victoria University's research division - Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL). Am posting this brochure to my brother who is a Sports Science Professor and Olympic Coach. Maybe he might actually 'get' what I did with my 'arty farty'...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Excerpt Magazine Launch

Burning the midnight oil is something I have become accustomed to of late. The design and Creative Direction of Excerpt Magazine is just one of my moonlighting activities. This experience has given me the chance to work with some really amazing thinkers, artists, writers and risk takers. Teaming up with editor Amy Marjoram has been a joy. Being an Aquarius, Amy is prone to zingy cerebral late night space walks, and other manifestos. There is no end to her energy and enthusiasm.

The launch of Excerpt Magazine a few weeks ago, has been a huge success so far. Last time I checked back end stats we had more than 3000 people download the magazine. Upward ever upward!

Thank you Dan Page for this review in broadsheet. Click here to read review 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sarah Watt (30 Aug 1958 – 4 Nov 2011)

It's hard not to sound full of wafty sentimental hyperbole when referring to the life of Sarah Watt. As a writer, Sarah was eloquent and incisive - never one to dance around the things that I will keep this brief.

The things that matter? Sarah mattered to me.  Last week Sarah Watt lost her battle with cancer. A battle she tackled with dignity and grace.

On our birthday - (we share the same date of August the 30th) we did a painting swap. In true Sarah Watt honesty, she told me she was extremely reluctant to give me her 'favourite piece'. Yesterday at the ACMI memorial this work was also featured in her montage.  It must have been special to her.

It makes me so sad that she is gone. But I have this great canvas...

Full of a strange joy.

 Copyright Sarah Watt  2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Shoe Fits

Being an earth sign I've always loved comfy shoes that place me close to the ground. Birkenstock have a rep for producing the highest quality and most comfortable shoes in the world, with a a strong environmental/sustainable platform to boot. This catalogue was produced with a debossed cover on recycled stock for a sophisticated and understated look and feel. I was also able to weave in some simple didactic illustrations. A great project hot off the press.