Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Creative Quarters...Georgia Ragnall

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Georgia Ragnall...
Georgia Ragnall is a Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student studying at the University of Bolton, currently in her second year.
 After developing a keen interest in all things pattern whilst still at college she knew she wanted to study a degree which pushed her skills as a surface pattern designer / illustrator. 
Having had a major obsession with paper products from a young age, collecting notebooks (which she still does now), she realised that it was someones job to create and design these pretty things for the home; and  was instantly sold on this being her dream career.
Georgia's main passions lie within stationery, greetings cards & giftware, along with homewares & kids print. 
All of which she would love to eventually design for, whether in a commercial studio environment, or freelancing, eventually working for herself.

She lives in a small village near the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and LOVES the countryside, a major inspiration for Georgia’s work. 
There's nothing she loves more than going walking with her family; taking a camera to hunt down pattern & colour inspiration for new designs. 
She loves to paint and use a variety of media collecting shapes and marks to then experiment and collage with using digital illustration.
Georgia's degree has really been pushed her skills in surface pattern and illustration. Her style is contemporary, quirky and colourful with a clear passion for paper & fabric.
Quite often she designs for children since her characterful style really suits a younger market 
 She has been busy working on exciting design briefs for bedding  with a international bedding supplier along with designing children fashion prints & creating homeware products for a University exhibition.
Having had a really exciting 2016 taking a collection of Georgias designs to Mood Brussels along with exhibiting her own handmade products at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, she hopes 2017 will bring her new experiences to showcase her designs. 
In 2017 she aims to develop her portfolio, perhaps launch an Etsy shop alongside her studies selling some products such as greetings cards, framed prints and home accessories.
Georgia would love to gain some industry experience working in a studio setting, and is currently looking for experiences & opportunities.
You can find Georgia on her blog over at: www.georgiaragnalldesign@blogspot.co.uk 

Here she blogs about her life as a creative student, along with the process throughout her degree and beyond.
 She is currently building her design portfolio & website and it will be ready to launch
later this year.
Until then, keep track of what she’s up to over at:

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Georgia,
and seeing a selection of her work.

To get in touch with her, please visit her website for details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Amy Hodkin, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at loveprintstudio@live.com 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Colour crush...

Ooh go on then, just one more...
Bonus colour crush day!
Happy Saturday!

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Colour crush...

I hope you've enjoyed this weeks little celebration of colour.
Heres a lovely bright one to finish off the week.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Colour crush...

Hope you're enjoying the colour posts so far this week.
Heres the third in our line up.
This might be a new favourite combo!

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mini colour crush...

Day two of the colour crush marathon, 
and the beautiful work of KT Smail is being featured.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

A week of colour love!

This week is going to be a mini celebration of wonderful colour on the blog, and everyday will see a new colour crush post, sharing beautiful palettes.
Let's start with this little lovely...

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Something for the weekend...a super green omelette!

A super green omelette full of all the good stuff from Donal Skehan is definitely on my list of recipes to try. 
It looks soooo good!

See the full recipe and method here

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Take Four...it's all in the detail

Whether it's embroidery on denim, heavily embellished jackets or delicately stitched onto knitwear...its all in the detail.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Pleased to Meet...

Daniela Koenn and Marcel Hornung are the creative couple behind the German based design company, Pleased to Meet.

Meeting for the first time in New York, eighteen years ago, when they both worked for other design agencies, Daniela and Marcel moved to Berlin a few years later in 2004, and it's there they designed their first holiday card collection.
Following that, they produced designs every year for the holiday season which were sold in selected stores.
With these products gaining interest and followers,
they finally decided to make the leap to designing and distributing paper products, and founded Pleased to Meet in 2010.
Starting with a few greeting cards, the brand has grown significantly and now includes an array of beautiful products from stationery and home textiles through to ceramics and fashion accessories.

Both Daniela and Marcel are dedicated to their products being top notch, and take an active role in the entire production process, working very closely with their suppliers and manufacturers to make sure each item is given that extra bit of love!

Simple aesthetics and a clean, modern graphic style adorn an abundance of beautiful products from recipe boxes and cards, scarves, pouches, bedding, notebooks, to plates and cups for your little ones,...you'll want to buy everything!

I adore all of their pouch designs but the little Flowerpots and Sky pouches are just so nice.
At 9cm x 19cm, the Flowerpots pouch is perfectly sized to fit in your handbag with make up essentials, or if you're a stationery magpie, your best pens and pencils!
For a bigger size, the hand sewn Sky pouch is 18cm x 24cm and a good size to keep your crafty bits and bobs in.

You can see Daniela and Marcels attention to detail play a big part here, with lovely golden zippers, branded tabs, lining and leather bands to finish them off nicely.

Pleased to Meet have a great selection of notebooks.
The Girls Secret Thoughts notebook is small but perfectly formed at 10.5cm x 14.8cm.
Lined, and printed on natural paper from responsible forestry, with super lovely end pages featuring cute little oil bottles.

The new releases from Pleased to Meet include some beautiful boxed pencils.
So nice in fact that I don't think I'd want to use them.
I mean really... dipped in glazing with gold foil stamps on each pencil...yum.
I'd just place them somewhere in view and stare at them lovingly!

 And I love the idea of a dedicated pouch for all those messy cables...

You can follow Pleased to Meet on various social media here...

pinterest | facebook | instagram

To buy Pleased to Meet products, head over to their website or click here to see their list of retailers in your area.

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I was provided with free products by the company for the purpose of reviewing.
I only recommend products and companies that I use and genuinely love.
All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.

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