Saturday, 15 October 2011

Tea Packaging, Oyster Festival & 3rd Year

Right! Time for many updates on the work I've been doing.
Yesterday I completed my first cut out design for a local tea company "The Essence of Tea".
I presented the idea to them today, and they really like it, so I'll be doing a few structural adjustments to the design, and then I can start to create the prototype next week!

Here's a sneak peek of the first cut out
(my first attempt at such a detailed cut out ever!)

The orange areas are the areas that will be cut out of the front of the packaging, and will show through to the insert that will be placed inside to denote which tea it is. 
We're thinking of colour coding it so that the colour matches the colour of the tea when brewed... we'll have a look at the possibilities! Anyway, still a fair amount of work to do on this, I'll update as I go along, but I don't want to give away too much!
I'm so excited to work on this project, and I can't thank David and Kathy enough for including me in this venture! 

So its back at uni and into the third year!
Nerve-wracking times but everything seems to be going smoothly at the moment.
I'm currently designing my website,
here's a quick preview of what it will look like.
I might be attempting a little bit of animation, so keep your eyes peeled! Or I might wait until its up and running for the big reveal!

So here is the main page that will appear when you first head to my website

and here's 2 of the galleries that you will be able to flick through when it all goes live!

exciting times, and there will definitely be a big update on the work I show there. 
Any feedback on things you think I could improve then please let me know!
I'm going to be looking into hand drawn type for most of the links, so I might create another mock up soon. 

Next up - When The Tree Flew 
More illustrations from the book,
Sketchbook work & Mad Men party photos!



  1. Woweee how exciting - a new website! I love how dramatic the cicada looks in the new format.

    Just seen that you are indeed back in Falmouth... hope the third year goes well for you!

  2. cheers Jess! I hope so too! Hows Kew and you? x