Illustrating Small Business Saturday 2016

Emmeline Illustration

and after only being able to feature a few of the people that wanted to be involved, I decided to run it again in 2016 with a brand new series!

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Thought Bubble 2016

Emmeline Illustration

Last weekend saw the Royal Armouries Museum site in Leeds flood with comics and illustration lovers for this year's Thought Bubble Comics Festival. I've been looking forward to Thought Bubble all year, especially after my first time tabling there last November.

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The Top 6 Design Moments Of 2016

Creative Live

2016 was an interesting year for sure – one dominated by politics and controversy. Some of the many examples include NYC’s Pride 2016 site (below) and MailChimps Year in Review (also below). Color of 2016.

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Unseen Advertising & Children's Illustrations From 2016

Emmeline Illustration

But I realised, as 2016 draws to a close, I rarely showcase a lot of the work I do behind the scenes for more corporate clients - but this year has been full of work for local schools, festivals, and national business events, that I thought it'd be worth sharing a few of my favourite pieces!

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Best of 2016: Book Cover Designs

Crowd Spring

It's been a great year for bold book covers. Here are some of our favs. Design Graphic Design Print Design

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Flat & Handmade: 2016 Logo Trends

Black Bear Design

We’re exploring some of 2016’s best logo design trends that are influencing logo revamps from companies like Instagram and MasterCard. Flat & Handmade: 2016 Logo Trends.

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4 Tips from a New Skillshare Teacher

Ohn Mar Win

Last month I launched my first ever Skillshare class entitled 'Food Illustration: Design your Favourite Fruity Recipe' I will admit it sure was a challenge and a long journey, before I hit that final 'publish' button. Here is the intro video to this class.

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Introducing: Everyday Photography—52 Weeks of Documenting Life!

A Beautiful Mess

We are beyond excited to introduce to you all today our latest e-Course— Everyday Photography: 52 Weeks of Documenting Life. We are constantly amazed by how BUSY life can get sometimes! Before you realize it, a whole year can pass by, just like that.

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Illustration Masterclass 2016 'Peter Pan And Wendy' CANCELLED

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

UNFORTUNATELY THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED 'Jolly Roger' Watercolour 24 x 20.5cm This year I will be teaching a full time book illustration workshop for 5 days at Marlborough College Summer School, 10th - 15th July.

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5 Top Tips To Help You Create Inspirational Social Media Posts

Design Wizard

“We Love the Internet! Long Live the Internet!” ” we whoop and cheer to all and sundry. (OK, OK, so this only happened once and hyper-caffeination may have been a factor.).

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One image - 2 jobs - licensing and packaging illustration

Ohn Mar Win

Last week I was proud to announce the launch of a cutting board set by gift manufacturer Demdaco. This particular root vegetable illustration had been found on Pinterest and rearranged to fit this product artwork.

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Introducing Operator

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

About two years ago, H&Co Senior Designer Andy Clymer proposed that we design a monospace typeface.

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Bridgeman Studio Award Shortlist

Emmeline Illustration

bridgeman studio bridgeman studio award 2016 creative review culturelabel.com emmeline pidgen harper collins illustration illustrator. I'm really pleased to say a selection of my work was shortlisted in the Bridgeman Studio Award this year!

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How to Use Clashing Fonts

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

As powerful as typography can be in setting a reader’s expectations, it’s often the dialogue between typefaces that most effectively communicates how information is meant to be understood.

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IPSE Magazine Cover Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

Heyo! I made the cover of IPSE magazine! This one's extra special as I was commissioned to create an illustrated self-portrait (always tricky!) to celebrate my Freelancer of the Year award in June. Exciting.

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Toronto Waterfront Artisan Market

Ohn Mar Win

I really need to ask a really big favour for folks who are in Toronto area. I worked with The Toronto Market Company again for another foodie based event. Artwork was needed for promotional material and banners for an artisan market that would be held along Toronto's waterfront.

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Introducing Office Fonts from H&Co

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

You know this company: their logo’s in Gotham, their website’s in Gotham, there’s Gotham in their outdoor advertising and their television spots. There’s Gotham in the window of every branch, and inside, Gotham on the in-store displays and the printed brochures.

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You Can Be a Designer: Start With These Fundamentals

Creative Live

Become the designer you know you can be – learn the Fundamentals of Graphic Design from an industry-leading expert. Timothy Samara is a New York-based graphic designer and educator. He has taught design at the college level for nearly 15 years.

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Breakfast of Illustrators

Emmeline Illustration

You might not be too surprised to hear that my flat is brimming with illustrated goodies. Even aside from the books, you'll find my closet stacked with unusual prints and patterns, framed pieces from my favourite illustrators on the walls, and a cupboard full of cute illustrated homeware.

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Instagram Latest

Emmeline Illustration

After finally joining Instagram at the start of the year, I've been using it to share some sneak peeks at my new work, behind the scenes sketches, secret projects, adventures and personal snapshots!

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Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

pic.twitter.com/pKANFyQVVO — Thought Bubble (@ThoughtBubbleUK) February 29, 2016 Thought Bubble's such an incredible comics festival, and I really hope I see you there later this year!

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What Your Business Card Says About You

Black Bear Design

We are in 2016 and it’s no surprise that business cards made out of cardstock were going to be considered too boring for some. Black Bear Design - Atlanta Web Design, Web Development, SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Social media.

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Have An Amazing Christmas!

Emmeline Illustration

Okay, it's officially Christmas time for me now! So this is me signing out (from work at least). Have an amazing Christmas everyone! card christmas emmeline pidgen illustrated illustrator kid lit art. merry christmas news xmas

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Creative Bloggers Secret Santa

Emmeline Illustration

I love getting involved with creative groups and, as I've mentioned (so many) times before, I think it's a great idea for freelancers to connect and support each other, even if it's online!

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Busy B 2017 To-Do Diary Review

Emmeline Illustration

I'm a sucker for pretty stationery. Give me floral patterns and the opportunity to try and be organised, and I'm all over it. Busy B have been a firm favourite of mine for the last few years, so I'm really excited to have been sent their new 'To Do Diary' to review!

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5 Examples of Incredible Designer Resumes

Graphic Springs

In our competitive economy, this is more true in 2016 than ever. When sending out a resume, you want to stand out from the crowd. Graphic designers have the advantage of having the creativity and skill-set to create memorable resumes. Check out these 5 inspiring examples.

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I won Freelancer of the Year!

Emmeline Illustration

It feels like a dream, but I'm so happy to say I was crowned 'Freelancer of the Year 2016'! It's been a full week, but I have to say I still haven't come down from the IPSE-QA Awards last Thursday.

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World Mental Health Day

Emmeline Illustration

This is actually an oldie illustration, but when I saw that today was World Mental Health Day, I thought it would be really appropriate to share it.

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My Best Friend's Wedding!

Emmeline Illustration

So, last month my best friend got married to the love of her life, Andrew. It was a gorgeous day and I worked my very hardest to be an A+ Maid of Honour! There were wildflowers, fairy lights, a tasty homemade wedding cake and a lot of brilliant dancing.

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Why Your Company NEEDS to Start Playing Pokémon Go

Crowd Spring

Everyone and their fifth grade cousin are playing Pokémon Go right now. Maybe it’s because it’s trendy. Maybe it’s because it’s a stupid amount of silly fun. Maybe it’s because it keeps them active.

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Swords & Princesses on International Women's Day

Emmeline Illustration

A little ink illustration to say happy International Women's Day ladies (and chaps!) of the realm. Here's to all women (including badass princesses) today! art badass princess design drawing.

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ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 51

Illustration Art

This extraordinary drawing by John Cuneo has already been selected for inclusion in both of the upcoming annual collections of illustration art: The Society of Illustrators' Annual of American Illustration and the American Illustration Annual. So why bother reproducing it here?

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Creating Masterpieces Requires a Solid Creative Process

Black Bear Design

Black Bear Design - Atlanta Web Design, Web Development, SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Social media. We’ve all been there. We’re staring at the ceiling, flipping a pen through our fingers, deleting and retyping what we just wrote in search of something better.

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WORTH A SECOND LOOK: HANK VIRGONA

Illustration Art

Hundreds of talented illustrators are never mentioned in the history books on illustration. For example, Life Magazine employed an average of 25 different illustrators every week. In Life 's first 50 years, they produced over 60,000 illustrations.

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Merry Christmas

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Watch out for that tree, Santa! Polar Bear Santa would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas (and so would I)!!

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'Paisley Rabbit and the Treehouse Contest' Continued

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

My last post on 'Paisley' gave you a sneaky peak at the huge treehouse cross-section I was working on - click here. Thankfully I eventually finished it and I'm going to show you the whole full colour version, including lots of details hitherto unseen on the web!

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'Circus Parade' Work In Progress

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For the last six days I have been working intensely on this large 90 x 50cm watercolour painting. It might not be a mural but it's large enough for me! Fuzzy photo time! Still using the drafting I was given when I was a school boy.

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Bear Mountain Books

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Maria Schneider at Bear Mountain Books, has very kindly posted about my artwork. I also gave her a little bit of extra information regards inspiration for my characters.

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Solo Exhibition Pound Arts 4 March - 23 April

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

If you are in the area please visit, entry is free. Below is a video by the wonderful Corsham TV all about the exhibition. Animals Chris Dunn Illustration Corsham Exhibition painting Pound Arts Centre Prints watercolour Whimsical

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The Wind In The Willows

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Over the past 3 months, and in-between other jobs, I have been working on a collection of 30 watercolour illustrations for 'The Wind In The Willows', to be published by Guomai in China.

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