Prints for kids!

print design

It’s here! My first collection with Kite Clothing is available to view online and purchase. It’s my first set of designs for a kids & baby apparel brand. Designing for kids is so exciting as you can have a lot of fun with it. I also did a lot of marketing for this company which was really enjoyable as I got to be very creative with it, including designing a font. This was a first for me but I was really pleased with the outcome. If you go to my portfolio and see the drawings/illustration section, you can view the font I designed.

I am super excited to add these designs to my portfolio. You can view this and my other work on the portfolio tab at the top of my website.

Some of my favourite designs are pictured below. I did 3 collections with this brand so watch this space.

I’m going freelance!

print design

I’m going to be a freelance designer from today. Please contact me through the contact tab at the top of my website or via email: paigecritchley@hotmail.co.uk.

I have over 5 years experience working in the fashion industry for men, women and kids apparel. I also have experience in marketing and designing fonts. I use illustrator for my designs and can create seamless repeat patterns that are multi-directional or one way. I also have experience in graphics for apparel and marketing purposes, as well as embroideries, checks, and appliqués.

Avo-good day

Drawings/illustrations

Morning! I made something recently for a friend that I wanted to share. It’s drawings showing the process of planting an avocado stone. It’s a tricky task! I’ve only had one succeed so far. Along with the framed artwork I included a plant (the stone that actually sprouted!)

These drawings were used to create an activity card for Kite Clothing. Find this in the portfolio tab on my website under drawings if you fancy giving it a go. Avo-good day!

Poster for charity event

graphic design

I designed a poster for a charity event recently. I took part in the event myself, raising money for UK-MED Ukraine appeal. We paddled a marathon on surfboards (26 miles) along the coast from Kimmeridge Bay to Bournemouth Pier.

The poster I created

You can still donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paddleagainstputin

Our paddle was published on several websites and by our local newspaper.

The posters were placed around our local town in shops and cafes.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paddleagainstputin
https://www.carvemag.com/2022/04/bournemouth-surfers-paddle-26-miles-to-raise-funds-for-ukrainian-war-victims/
https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/20059092.bournemouth-surfers-complete-26-mile-paddle-putin/

Big commission!

paintings

I have been commissioned to create something rather big! My biggest painting yet. It’s a 1.5 metres x 1 metre acrylic painting. I’ve been working on it for the last few weeks and I’m very excited to show you all. I do love a challenge, and this certainly hits the spot. Finding an easel was the tricky part, ha ha. I am lucky as my local University lent me one. I’m going to have to consider buying one myself as these large paintings are definitely becoming a more enticing hobby. Once It’s finished I’ll be posting it up on here so watch this space! Here’s some sneak peeks…