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Thursday, 8 December 2011


I was recently commissioned by WhaAm! Ltd to create a map to help promote the local shops and restaurants in Bishops Stortford Town centre, Hertfordshire.
Take a look below!

Treasure Hunt Map

Main Shopping Map

Original Draft Copy

Finished Map

Monday, 24 October 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

My Website is live!!

Hi everyone, just to let you know I have been working really hard behind the scenes designing my website and I am pleased to announce that it is live and ready to view so what are you waiting for!!

http://ljgillustration.com/

Monday, 20 June 2011

Website coming soon!

I have designed all the pages for my website and can't wait for it to be up and running.

Here is a sneak peek at the homepage:

http://ljgillustration.com
COMING SOON......

Monday, 6 June 2011

VOTE FOR ME!!!

http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/a8972abf51c471e8d739da5e70ba32c9/196

Above is my entry for the Talenthouse competition to design a t-shirt to be worn by Kylie, I need as many votes as possible! You can vote by clicking on the link above up until June 9th at 6pm...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Rock 'n' Needle: Rock 'n' Needle Fashion Showcase at Chinawhite

Rock 'n' Needle: Rock 'n' Needle Fashion Showcase at Chinawhite: "Rock 'n' Needle are delighted to announce a Rock 'n' Needle fashion showcase on Thursday, June 30th at the stunning Chinawhite nightclub, Lo..."

Friday, 25 March 2011

New Mural

For the last four days I have been tucked away in a bedroom working on a commission to create a Princesses Mural and here are the stages and finished 2 walls:










The Finished Walls




Friday, 18 March 2011

'Mum Does DIY featured on The Lime Garden Blog


Interview with Rock 'n' Needle fashion Label!

This week, I was interviewed by the lovely Kelly Goss, Founder of Rock 'n' Needle Fashion Label


1)How long have you been an illustrator?
I’ve been unofficially illustrating for as long as I can remember, always doodling and decorating things! I started properly in 2004 when I began my degree in Visual Communication and Design, specializing in Illustration.

2)What inspires you?
I get a lot of inspiration from high street fashion and culture and definitely music and performance, as I have a background in this and love going to live events.

3)Why were you interested in Rock 'n' Needle?
I have followed Rock ‘n’ Needle for a little while now and when I saw the advert to work with them I jumped at the chance.  I love clothing with graphics/ illustration and have always wanted to design for an edgy fashion label, so for me, this was the perfect opportunity.

4)What makes a good illustrator?
To me a good illustrator is someone that can listen and translate an idea/ story through visual images.  They have to successfully use expression, colour, body language, type, texture to suit each theme and project and be able to adapt quickly.

5)3 words to describe yourself?
Ambitious, Quirky, Versatile

6)Who is your style icon?
It constantly changes month to month, I’ve never really had one person that I follow.  I do like Rihanna’s current style- rock with a girly twist and Fearne Cotton always looks cool.  I like people who can blend styles and reinvent themselves.

7)One item in your wardrobe you couldn't live without?
Definitely my black blazer! It comes out time and time again and can be dressed up and down for any occasion and looks great with a graphic t-shirt and jeans!

8)What has been your best moment of working with Rock 'n' Needle so far?
It has to be seeing the professional photos of my illustrations on the models, felt really proud and was good to see it all coming together so well.




You can see the full interview here:

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Rock n Roll Montage

A montage of photos and my illustrations from a selection of Rock 'n' Needle London's latest collection. Featuring photography/ styling from Stacey Clarke, Esvie Creatives and Lucy Eleanor Brown and with models including X-Factor finalists 'Belle Amie'.

Latest Illustrations of London Fashion Week featured in Amelias Magazine

Here are my latest contributions to Amelia's Magazine for London Fashion Week.


KTZ 
Such a cool designer, love the contrast of stripes and bold colours!




Charlie Le Mindu





Monday, 21 February 2011

Rock n Needle Illustrations


Here are my first four illustrations for the new Rock n Needle collection.  I thought it would be a nice way to incorporate my designs.  




Flik Hall for Amelia's Magazine

Friday, 18 February 2011

Mural for kiddies playroom

For the past four days I have had the pleasure of creating a mural for a kids playroom.  I really enjoyed the whole process, below are the stages from concept sketch to finished piece.....


1. Concept Sketch

2.Drawing Design onto wall


3. Painting in background colours


3. Starting to add details


4. All done

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Rock n Needle New Collection launched 14th February!

Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of producing Illustrations for the lovely Kelly Goss, owner of the Rock n Needle clothing line.  It's been great working with her.
When I saw this advertised I jumped at the chance and felt my style would suit this project.

I've really enjoyed the whole process from sketching up and completing the designs to working with designs already in place.  All in all it's been great for furthering my skills and a fantastic opportunity as I love designing for fashion! 
These pics are from a collection of 25 pieces that will be showcased over the next few weeks.  The new collection is launched on Valentines day.  Keep posted to here and on the Rock n Needle blogpage, so be sure to keep checking back for more updates!!  

I love the overall result of the photography, make up and styling of the garments by Esvie Creatives http://esviecreatives.co.uk/

Credits here:

Clothing: Rock n Needle: http://rocknneedle.blogspot.com/
PHOTOGRAPHY - RUTH ROSE: http://www.ruthrose.co.uk 
MAKE UP - SABINA V: http://wwwsabinav.wordpress.com/
HAIR - ZOE O
STYLING - NATALIE 
MODELS - EMMA AND JOSH @BMA MODELS