The Seaglass journey…

The idea started with a dreamcatcher. More precisely, the name l gave to the paper boat that l had assembled and perched on top of the words Every journey begins with a first step – printed on the cover of my new blank sketchbook. 

Seaglass is on the move, sailing to its new home alongside Looking Glass — where they will burn brightly together, like a lighthouse.

After creating a visual to capture this change, I happily turned to Patricia Vila Nova for another rewarding creative collaboration. Together, we worked to translate the new Seaglass message with simple paper-play charm and metaphor.

The animation itself reflects the newly explored shores of visual storytelling. As a graphic designer, I enjoy the wonderful sense of excitement and growth that learning new skills can spark — and the challenge of capturing a client’s voice and story in a creative, engaging way.

Consolidating Seaglass visual communication and the creative inspiration captured in Looking Glass feels organic — and like the realisation of a beautiful dream.  

And so, buoyed by the flow of nature, Seaglass is sailing on. I invite you to keep a look-out for new and exciting stories, side projects and updates.  


Animals at large – WWF Together App

The animal kingdom has long fascinated me. My trips to Africa and Asia, have fortunately allowed me to take the opportunity to observe animals in their natural environment. These trips truly hightened my awareness, leaving me with an in-depth sense of awe and wonder. The visual delight (spent one late afternoon in September 2011) of watching a giraffe family slowly meandering against a backdrop of the Tsavo West National Park landscape will be a moment forever etched in my memory.

Thankfully, since 1961, the World Wildlife Fund continues to educate, support and make new discoveries. Their appetite to invite us to learn and contribute knows no bounds, and recently l made the exciting discovery of the creative WWF Together App’ – a visually rich & playful interactive experience.

l warmly invite you to explore the award winning WWF app, enticing you to learn, play and above all generate awareness of the many stunning species who share the planet with us.

Oh, and look-out for the origami animals currently roaming around on the app!

Dot-to-Date your way through the year

What a wonderful way to spend the calender year, plotting your way through British made ´Dot-to-Dot´ – a playful piece, designed by Dan Usiskin. Each design takes a well-known London landmark and invites you to join the dots in your choice of medium. Perhaps you may feel inspired to brighten up Nelson’s Column with an array of coloured crayon derived dots, or for the tactile stitcher, weave colourful threads to join up the dots on the London Eye?

l like the idea of taking an object which helps navigate our schedules, and customizing each month with a moment of creative expression. This calendar will surely enrich the working space.

Dan tells me that due to the global success of the Dot-to-Date London Edition, he has plans in the artistic pipeline to create a World Edition…watch this space…

I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall…

How charming to travel through enchantingly paper-made Paris!

This exquiste parisian delight was created by artist and designer Joel Henriques – founder of ‘Made by Joel’ Set up as an art & crafts platform, ‘Made by Joel’ encourages us all to explore the playful process of creating.

DIY Animated Walk Through Paris’ and Paper City Paris’ are wonderful examples of how one can simply print out templates, cut & paste a city together, making it come alive via imagination and interactive story-telling. As part of the series, there is even a travel-size version, which fits rather snuggly into a mint box – perfect for amusement en route. l delightfully invite you to explore ‘Made by Joel’ … look out for the ‘Café Wire Sculpture’ and the colourful ‘Paper Circus Rider Toy’.

Happy paper play!

Surrounding sound of jelly

A concept so thrilling, that l was most delighted when innovative french designer Raphaël Pluvinage kindly accepted my invitation to showcase a piece of his extraordinary work on Looking Glass.

Noisy jelly is a project which l believe, takes the conventional jelly form to an innovative height of exploration, science + design = a visionary playground for all the senses. Each step: filling different shaped moulds with a mix of jelly powder and water, adding colour, allowing to set, carefully placing the jellies onto the soundboard, tapping each jelly to create a unique sound – allows playful interaction in abundance! Who would have thought that chemistry could be so fun.

With much fervor, l welcome you to Raphaël Pluvinage’s inventive world of ideas and boundless possibilites!

Letterpress in motion

Just imagine my excitement, when l came across this engaging Letterpress film created by talented graphic designer – Naomie Ross. Beautiful in style and technique. l’ll let the moving pictures do the talking… Enjoy!