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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, Feb 5 2019 09:07PM

Wishing you prosperity and happiness in the year of the piggy! Here's a quick pattern I drew in ink of some very clean pigs, where's a big puddle of mud when you need it?

By Ginette, Feb 5 2019 08:58PM

Here's the winter sun in my new decorated work room, with lovely things from Society6: the Kaleidescope curtains, Kaleidescope side table and Half Moons rug, they often have discounts and special offers so sign up for the Society6 mailing list and keep an eye out. Plus I've got a pot of really pretty tulip bulbs that my mum found lying around, and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, such cool book about amazing ladies with really nice illustrations.

By Ginette, Jan 2 2019 04:04PM

Wishing you lots of luck for 2019, here is January in my 2019 calendar of places and patterns.Some lovely seaside houses and harbour bits and bobs: buoys, lobster pots and piles of rope.

By Ginette, Dec 14 2018 12:50AM

My 2019 calendar of places, nature and patterns is up in my shop just in time for Christmas!

Charity Chrimbo cards are also still available and December is flying by.

By Ginette, Nov 29 2018 11:48AM

Here is October and November in my calendar of the British Isles. Still finding lovely views and colours even in some very autumnal weather.

October sees some canada geese and boats at Days Lock on the River Thames, with local landmark the Wittenham Clumps in the background. Such a pleasant place for a ramble with Bronza age history and views of South Oxfordshire up on the clumps and a game of Pooh Sticks on the the river.

The November page features Portmeirion in North Wales. It is a glorious, colourful riviera style village in an unexpected place. Built by slightly wacky architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th Century as a tourist desination and a whole lot of fun. I visited a few years ago and it was great, and so much fun to illustrate for my calendar.


By Ginette, Nov 21 2018 09:43PM

It's Christmas card time again! I've designed 2 sets of Chistmas cards this year. The first is a gaggle of santas having a very festive time. The second set is inspired by vintage wrapping paper and packaging for Christmas ornaments, I love looking at all the old fonts and recreating the vintage printing textures.

Each set comes as a pack of 8 with envelopes, both cards and envelopes are made of recycled paper and are packaged in biodegradable plastic sleeves. Go check them out in my shop, along with lots of other fun designs. Proceeds will go towards helping homeless people have a better Christmas.

By Ginette, Nov 6 2018 01:37AM

I took part in the Make It In Design Summer School back in July. It's such a fun community of surface designers with really cool briefs to work on and I came up with loads of new designs and more inspiration than I know what to do with. This brief was called Jungle Luxe, I was looking at old Victorian glasshouses and vintage tropical plant illustrations from intrepid explorers. I had some fun drawing the whole thing in Photoshop and loved the colour palatte that came with the brief. This pattern was chosen as a winner for the Fashion Formula prize, very excited!

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