The last project I finished before my Summer break has just launched – a redesign of the Hey Chickadee Shopify store. You can see the previous design here – this time around they wanted to make the site simpler, cleaner and responsive so we used Minimal as a base and customised it with some fun features and a colourful design.
Apologies if you’re waiting on a response from me, but my holiday turned into a hospital stay! I’m pretty much recovered now but please bear with me while I catch up. Like most self-employed people, I am hopeless at taking a break but it’s what I need to do. I expect to start taking on new projects in late September.
If you also need to get yourself well, my new 5 A Day Tote Bag might help with your grocery shopping.
Seasonal produce charts I illustrated and had made into postcards and fridge magnets, available from Asking For Trouble.
Now that my designs are licensed to appear on over 30 different products, from t-shirts and mugs to bedding and wallpaper, I’ve made a new page so it’s easier to browse everything. Check out all my licensed products.
I’m now listed on the Shopify Experts site. If you’d like to compare my work and prices against other Shopify designers and view feedback from my confirmed Shopify clients please do so. I can also offer a Shopify setup service, which will get you up and running with hand-holding and advice all the way.
My fabric designs are now also available to buy as adhesive decals or removable wallpaper from Spoonflower. I ordered some decals myself to decorate my new IKEA unit and I love them.
I’ve been working on Miso Funky’s branding and website since the beginning so it was fun to help Claire change over to a new name. The Bellwether keeps the same feel, so as not to confuse existing customers, but with a new logo and recognisable arrow icon.
I’m still sharing a free desktop wallpaper every month. Check my Asking For Trouble blog on the first of every month. Here’s February and March.
My Tokyo Shopping Guide and Kawaii Japan book are now also available for all types of e-readers via Amazon, Lulu, iBookstore and Kobo Store. It was interesting to learn a whole new format and how the digital publishing process works. I’m happy to offer design, formatting and publishing services – just contact me to discuss.
I took the opportunity over the holidays to redesign all my own sites with a consistent design. My Asking For Trouble shop (with Shopify) was redesigned last year so I made the blog, wholesale site and this portfolio site (all using WordPress) in the same style, giving me more space and less clutter. They all have image archives and the blog has a new series of image banners that change throughout the day.
I’ll be designing a new free desktop wallpaper every month – above is January, available here. You can check my Asking For Trouble blog on the 1st of each month for new designs. They’re available without the calendar too.
Set of promotional postcards for 5pm, designed to look like playing cards.