Happy September all! This weeks challenge from redmatter was to write a recent adventure. Easy Peasy. As August was waning on, the husband and two our our best mates decided we needed a good old knees up and a break from everyday life so we booked a swift two night stay to one of my favorite cities, Amsterdam. We’d all been before and in my case this would count as my fourth time and no, in case you ask, I am definitely not bored of it yet!
Hello all you wonderful people! So, this month is a very special month because Jessica Draws Media Ltd is celebrating it’s second birthday and we’re very pleased to say that it’s been a pretty epic couple of years and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Sure, occasionally there’s been some sleepless nights, a few [...]
I thought I would share some of the more unusual and ultimately frustrating questions I’ve received over the last few years. I’ve learnt to control by eye twitching and teeth grinding when they reach my ears and hopefully am now able to answer them without clenching my fists. So here goes… FAQ’s from a Designer’s Friends.
I’m often asked how I get from an initial sketch to vector illustration and how hard it is to re-create a hand drawn sketch using Adobe Illustrator. Answer: not difficult at all but that’s only because I know how to do it. It can be daunting if you’re unfamiliar with the program. I also [...]
Over the past year the Jessica Draws team has been involved in the design of numerous infographics and we have slowly ventured into the world of animated infographics. As a designer, I am constantly searching for the latest trends as it impact greatly what we can produce and infographics are still trending in a huge way. In a previous post, we communicated the value of infographics. Namely that they are visual illustrations communicating information by means of signs, symbols, icons, maps and diagrams.
Hello you lot! So it’s been another eventful couple of weeks and some exciting developments ahead for Jessica Draws, which, I don’t mind telling you now contains more than one person! How amazing is that? The wonderful Dave Morgan, who not only is my very own fiancee but has been working quietly in the background for years sorting out all my technical glitches, building the websites I design and generally being an all round superhero! Now I get to introduce you as Dave and I venture into the wonderful world of animated infographics together.
As a designer I’m constantly aware of what is trending, what is popular and most of the time, what clients want. Today, they definitely want infographics. There has been a steady rise in the popularity of infographics, helped along by social media and it’s easy to see why. People don’t want to read long, boring [...]
Hello all you little elves!
I hope everyone is well! I’ve been completely run down with a nasty cold over the last week but I’ve been trying to get into the festive mood all the same. I was struggling just up until I was whisked off to dinner by my fiancee last night in such a romantic fashion and after a stroll through the streets of Cardiff it was hard not to feel Christmassy! Every year the streets of Cardiff seem to become ever more decadent and I hate to think how many bulbs it’s taken to light the Castle!
Happy nearly November everyone!
I can’t believe where the time has gone! It’s flying by! There are already Christmas decorations in the shops which is freaking me out a little. But to take our mind off the flying weeks, my friend Jo and I took a little trip to Cardiff City Hall to visit the Cardiff Vintage Fair 2012. With the promise of 60 stalls of vintage clothes for men and women, a vintage tea party and vintage Beauty Parlour we could hardly resist.
Hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend! (if your in the UK) If not then I hope you had a great weekend! Things have been pretty hectic the last few weeks in the studio so I have barely left my desk but thanks to a spot of sunshine me and my fiancee (I’ll never get used to calling him that) were inspired to head out on the bikes and see where we ended up. As we do most of the time, we ended up in Cardiff Bay and decided to brave the pricey entry fee and see what all the fuss is about.