Bett Norris experiments with shape, colour and line to produce bespoke illustration, pattern design, portraiture and typography. She takes inspiration from packaging, travel posters and classic design and create unique work by fusing traditional drawing techniques with digital technology.
Based in the lively British city of Bristol, Bett has been drawing most of her life and was always in trouble at school for doodling during lessons. Eventually, she found a place where this was encouraged and was awarded a degree in illustration. Since then I have been lucky enough to work on a variety of exciting projects including editorial work, social media campaigns, exhibitions and most recently an animation for The School of Life.
Monster Riot are collaborative duo Catherine and Jason. They started working together in 2010 to merge their love of all things cute, retro, character driven and colourful into one entity. Together they create eccentric illustration and adorable plush characters. Their work has been seen on t-shirts, prints, greetings cards and magazines. In 2013, Monster Riot were selected to paint one of the seventy Gromits that took over Bristol streets in Summer 2013, with the sculpture being seen by millions of people. The finished sculpture was then auctioned off for charity and raised a staggering £26,000 for Bristol’s Children’s Hospital. They have worked with clients such as Marks & Spencer, Lagom Design, Threadless, Tjunk, Imagine Publishing and Greenbox.
Catherine and Jason live in Buckinghamshire with their new baby daughter, Aoife, and their two house bunnies, Sanchez and Florence.
Amanda Shufflebotham (aka Graffikheart) is an experienced Graphic Designer turned Digital Illustrator based in The Wye Valley.
After two decades as a Graphic Designer Amanda has turned her attention to Graphic Illustration. Much of her work is suited for the giftware and homeware sector and is often inspired by the 'Kitchenalia' from the Mid Century era. Amanda's designs reflect her background as a Graphic designer with song clean shapes and form. Starting a few years back with an online Etsy shop selling Giclée prints of her work, Amanda is now represented by Pure Design Group.
Amanda continues to build a portfolio of commercial work and has recently had some licensing success in the States.
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.