Hello I'm Ginette, I do graphic design, art, illustration and surface pattern design.
Here on my blog you can see the pictures i've been making, stuff I've been up to and the inspiration I found in fun places like Whistler, Canada and Oxfordshire, England.
You can also view my portfolio for more of my design work, find out about bespoke wedding stationary and take a look at the cards and prints for sale in my shop.
By Ginette, Aug 29 2019 04:52PM
I designed wedding invites, menu, table plan and order of service for my friends' beautiful sunny wedding in Kirknewton, Northumberland. They asked for lovely typography, a hint of 'french grey' (they took an excellent french holiday to buy their wedding wine) and to include some heather from the moors. I really enjoyed laying out some beautiful type and it fitted in perfectly ith their laid-back wedding full of creative friends.
After the wedding we visted Bamburgh Castle and the beach in the sunshine, Roughting Linn waterfall, a total hidden gem, and drove over the causeway to Lindisfarne.
By Ginette, Jul 31 2019 03:00AM
I cut out more big cardboard letters to create this hand made themed window display for the Velveteen summer sale in Notting Hill. We then used coloured masking tape to create a colourful background for the mannequins. Sticking the tape inside the window and then outside going down onto the pavement, as if the stripes are escaping into the world.
By Ginette, Jul 17 2019 03:00AM
This was a really fun project on the SS20 trend of bugs! I made many hand-made, hand-painted, glittery, sequined, gluey bugs, butterflys, dragonflys, ladybirds and stag beetles. These are currently decorating trade shows for next year.
By Ginette, Jul 9 2019 07:00AM
This is a screenprint which never quite got finished but I kind of like it anyway, featuring a large and refreshing glass of Pimm's.
By Ginette, Jul 9 2019 03:00AM
A friend of mine recently organised a summer festival themed hen party in a beautiful corner of Northumberland. She asked me to design a 1960s summer of love style screenprint for all of the gang to print on tote bags as a hen party activity. We did some pratice prints on wild coloured paper in the style of 1960s phsychedelic band posters, and the tote bags also printed out great too.
By Ginette, Jul 2 2019 01:00AM
In the hot summertime I enjoy nothing more than sitting indoors and watching other people playing sport on the telly, here are some patterns from the archives from an olympic themed project.
By Ginette, Jun 27 2019 06:00AM
This was a really fun window display to do for Velveteen in Notting Hill, London. I used chalk pens to create this indian style archway over the whole window, taking inspiration from all kinds of carving, fabric, buildings and paintings from India, the middle east and Morocco. I watched a programme about amazing Uzbekistan wood carving. I also cut out many, many shiny gold stars to fill the summer sky.
By Ginette, Jun 12 2019 01:00AM
This repeat pattern in for the June page of my 2019 calendar of places and patterns. Inspired by the wonderful summer fruits in our garden right now and also Peter Gabriel:
Show me round your fruit cage
Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be
I wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
By Ginette, May 30 2019 08:00AM
Here's some drawings on jolly children for Velveteen Clothing. I had some messy fun with pen and ink to draw these kid's wearing the SS19 collection.
By Ginette, May 15 2019 09:00AM
Here is the spring window display I worked on for Velveteen in Notting Hill, London. We made buckets full of daffodil windmills, cotton wool clouds and bright yellow paper swallows hanging from the ceiling.