Returning to freelance illustration work after many years polishing pixels in the bright new world of online games, I'm relishing the hands-on process and plain old inkiness of drawing on paper and printmaking once again.
I work under the name Beyond Thrilled and I am always interested in discussing new creative projects.
Magnus Riise is a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator from Norway.
He works from his studio where he translate his creative thoughts and ideas into colourful designs.
Magnus has always been fascinated by details around him, nature, asian culture, music from far away lands and cute and silly characters. Hs style can be described as bright, fun, fresh and often with a retro feel.
He is very interested in more freelance work, and to find out more about Magnus visit his website and follow him on Instagram. You can also shop his swimming trunks here.
I came across A Pair of Pears via Bloglovin. The blog was set up by duo Jake and Jamie, one with a passion for digital media, the other graphic design. Their website has a mixture of typography, hand lettering, photography, travel and tutorials. All beautifully styled, clean and crisp.
Ohh Deer is an online shop showcasing the work of 35 illustrators. It's lovely to see each illustrators individual style and how it relates to the products available to buy (click on collections). The product varies from home and gifting to fashion and accessories.
I spotted James Worton's work on Instagram and really liked seeing his style of fonts and hand lettering. He's got a mix of handwriting from thin to bold to scripty and decorative. It's great to see his tools too.
Alice Milnes is a London-based print designer and card designer.
Her designs stem from the artwork and illustrations she creates of her surroundings that are then are developed through Illustrator and Photoshop. She describes her work as bold, contemporary and above all happy, as she she enjoys designing unique prints and products that make homes and life that little bit brighter.
To find out more about Alice visit her website and follow her on Twitter.
Morwenna is a passionate textile designer who specialises in constructed textiles and also loves print. Morwenna also occasionally tries her hand at photography and embroidery.
Morwenna is currently entering into her second year studying textile design at Birmingham City University. She is fully immersed in design, and she's loving it. As a weaver her designs can be quite abstract at times but she loves to explore image based designs within her print work. Morwenna is very versatile and can produce designs for both Fashion and Interiors.
To find out more about Morwenna visit her website.
The dining scene is changing and there are more and more pop up restaurants and private dining experiences on offer around the country.
The Disappearing Dining Club brings people together for dining experiences in unusual places. Think warehouses, shops, churches and salvage yards to name a few. You can even have a wedding in a secret spot.
The website has locations in London, Manchester and the South West.