Recent Work and Reflecting on COVID-19
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Recent Work and Reflecting on COVID-19

With the world in a vastly different place compared to just a few short months ago, I sincerely hope that you are doing fine and are finding ways to cope…

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VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches
VIZAĜO - red deck: Lumina - Full design on tuck box

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode - All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too…

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VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design
VIZAĜO - Fire red card back design

VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design

Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO - in two colour versions. There's also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.

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VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces
The four Aces in Vizaĝo playing cards

VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces

On the last day of 2016 is a long overdue update on where the Vizaĝo playing cards are at. Following early draft versions the Aces and number cards are now coming together, allowing this little deck to jump another step closer to reality.

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Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts - the lovers

Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts

This post introduces the King of Spades, along with latest revisions to the 12 court cards. I also talk about name ideas for this still to be named deck of cards - and share Work in Progress on Aces and number cards.

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From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning
Teapot, mugs and a bowl from 'Faces' range

From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning

I've made a start on a new deck of cards, which I'm hoping to share with you as it evolves ... A design all about faces and colour, where my aim is to create a fully custom, playable and surreally happy deck of cards.

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New Cards & Recent Work

The big news is that the new playing cards have arrived. Definitely worth the wait, these decks, printed by Expert Playing Card Company, look and feel fabulous! You can take home a deck today and if you get in quick, you'll receive a free bridge size deck as well :)

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Designing a Playing Card Back

Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look... This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!

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Cover Designs, Websites & a Deck Design Contest

My mother writes books, over the years she has published several books and collected poems, she also writes regular reviews about the many different books she reads ... Wielding a pen…

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Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers
Paul on the Harmonica - Pen, ink drawing and digital painting

Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers

Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly... My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding…

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Website updates and Recent Design work

Re-designing and updating websites (or portfolios) is a bit like moving the furniture around, or throwing things in a suitcase and going for a drive in search of a new view ...…

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Magazine Design Mock-ups

What is a Mock-up? If you haven't stumbled on the word mock-up before, this post may shed some light on both meaning and use. There's a little background, a few examples, and even some trivia…

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Web-design update: Swim club and Gardens

In this post I thought I'd show two of the latest websites I've been working on. Earth vs Water - Gardening vs Swimming... both different, but in some ways similar - as in…

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Design Update: Logo, Book cover & Branding

This post is a design update, showing the latest projects I've been working on. It has been quite a busy and exciting time, especially as these projects have all been…

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