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Shakespeare’s New Place

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by Dawn


I recently teamed up with the lovely people at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to illustrate a new product range for the opening of Shakespeare’s New Place, which comprises a beautiful Tudor knot garden, restored for the first time since it was created in 1920.

I used the garden plans and flower varieties to create a contemporary illustration of the knot garden, which appears on the Shakespeare’s Garden product range. Products in the range include a canvas bag, cosmetic bag and soaps, cushion, notebook, tea towel and more.

Shakespeare's Garden

Shakespeare's Garden

Shakespeare's Garden, Coaster.

Bramble & Wild revisited

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Dawn


I was so pleased to discover the line art version of the logo I designed for Bramble & Wild being used in such lovely ways, that I thought I would share some snaps from their Instagram page.

Grace’s beautiful blooms and stunning arrangements look ace in these kraft bags, adorned with the gold foiled line art logo.


I was also excited to see some of the shop’s beautiful stationery, with the logo peeping out…


As well as beautiful flowers, you’ll find lots of little gifts to entice you in. If you’re local, and you’re not familiar with Bramble & Wild, I urge you to go! It is a wonderful florist situated on Frome’s historic Catherine Hill, which is peppered with amazing independent shops, and certainly not your average high street.


Flower magazine

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Dawn


Today I received my contributor’s copy of Flower magazine, a beautiful publication based in Birmingham, Alabama.

The commission was as joyful to work on as the pictures suggest! The illustrations accompany an article about how to tailor your garden to excite each of our five senses; sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.

Here is a little peak at the spreads.




I especially enjoyed making the little spot illustrations, which made me want to get out to the allotment (and buy a cat and a pink watering can)!

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Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Dawn

I recently designed a little customer comment card for a lovely friend of mine at Poot. If you haven’t already been to Poot, you must! It’s a charming little vintage shop on Frome’s spectacularly cobbled and independent Catherine Hill, and it’s packed full of treasures and trinkets and beautiful clothes.

Tragically, the last time I paid a visit, I was told that moments after I left, the lovely Emma Thompson had been in to do a spot of shopping herself! Maybe next time, eh.


Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Dawn

Managing to stay optimistic in the thick of winter, and dabbling in a bit of greeting card design, with all sorts of ideas springing to mind! The sun has finally shown his face over Bristol, and it really feels like spring is on its way. I have a few very exciting projects in the pipeline, which I can’t wait to share with you, but for now, here are some previews of some cards I’ve been working on…