If you’re looking for a friendly affordable designer to help you with your website, Shopify store, WordPress blog or print projects then you’ve come to the right place! I have 15 years of experience working in web and graphic design and love helping people to get their businesses online and looking awesome. I also run my own store selling products I design and illustrate and run a successful blog with thousands of followers so I know what I’m doing and can pass on what I’ve learned to you.
With my colourful, cute and quirky style inspired by my visits to Japan, I can help you stand out from the crowd, while also making sure the boring technical stuff is bang up to date. I work by myself so you always get the personal touch and I never tire of explaining how things work or how to do something more affordably.
My aim is that you have the website you always wanted at a price that suits you and with the ability to keep things running yourself.
Sound good? Have a look around at some of my previous work or get in touch for a quote or just to chat. I’d love to hear from you!
I’ve mostly recovered from my Japan trip and have started sharing photos, trip recaps and more over at Asking For Trouble. I’m accepting new projects for August onwards so get in touch if you’re interested in working with me.
I’m heading off to Japan soon for three weeks and cannot take on any projects until mid-June. I may also be slow to reply to emails in May and June. If you’d like to follow my adventures, I’ll be sharing lots of photos on Instagram and posting updates on Tumblr at Kaiwa Japan.
I’m not going to post my monthly wallpapers and product designs here every month (you can follow my Asking For Trouble blog or social media for that), but here are the new patterns I’ve created so far this year. They’re available in my on-demand stores on fabric, wallpaper, homeware, gadget cases, clothing, bedding and much more.
I’m now back at work and accepting new clients and projects for February onwards. Just get in touch for a quote or to discuss your project.
2016 is a big year for me and I have lots of plans including another trip to Japan. I also received a lot of new art supplies for Christmas so I’m looking forward to playing with them and seeing what new ideas they give me.
After the success of my free wallpaper project in 2015, I’m continuing it into 2016 with a new patterned theme and now including tablet options and a printable planner. I usually wait until the end of the month to collect all my new work here so if you’d like to download the wallpapers and planner on the 1st, join my mailing list, follow my Asking For Trouble blog or check my Free Wallpapers page.
Each month in 2015 I chose one of my characters to spotlight – creating free desktop and mobile wallpapers, adding them to on-demand products and designing new patterns, products, printables and more. For the final month of December I created a new Snowflake character. Below are some of the final pieces.
Each month in 2015 I am choosing one of my characters to spotlight – creating free desktop and mobile wallpapers, adding them to on-demand products and designing new patterns, products, printables and more. November was a bumper month with all three of my gingerbread characters featured plus a repeat pattern. Below are some of the final pieces.
My 2016 calendar designs are also available as mugs on-demand from Society6, Redbubble and Zazzle.
All my calendar designs have been updated for 2016 and are available on a range of products on-demand including posters and notebooks and fabric for tea towels.
Each month in 2015 I am choosing one of my characters to spotlight – creating free desktop and mobile wallpapers, adding them to on-demand products and designing new patterns, products, printables and more. October’s character was a sad trapped ghost – he may look cute but don’t let him out – he’s very mischievous! Below are some of the final pieces.
I recently worked with The Bellwether to update their Shopify store with a fresh new look. The shop is now responsive for mobile shopping and includes some helpful new features for custom products, reviews and more. We also brightened the colour scheme, which is set off by some lovely product photography by Holly Booth.
Each month in 2015 I am choosing one of my characters to spotlight – creating free desktop and mobile wallpapers, adding them to on-demand products and designing new patterns, products, printables and more. September’s character was a happy onigiri rice ball and below are some of the final pieces.
After my annual Summer break, I’m back working on some fun projects and also updated this site a little with a new responsive design and bigger images. My iPhone died and I replaced my laptop too so bear with me while I adjust to new things (and add a bunch of completed projects to the site).
I do have some availability for the rest of 2015 but remember that November and December are my busiest months so get booked in ASAP if you have a project in mind that you want online before Christmas. Just get in touch to discuss.