confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
Posts tagged "illustration"
Jode Pankhurst combines playful illustrations with ceramics

Jode Pankhurst combines playful illustrations with ceramics

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up showcases new graphic artists

Pick Me Up, the annual festival for the graphic arts, is back at Somerset House for its seventh year. Showcasing illustration, animation, 3-D installations, stationery, and for the first time this year – ceramics, the show is in town until 02 May 2016. confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden, popped in to check...
interview :: rob ryan

interview :: rob ryan

I have been a Rob Ryan fan since his entire studio decamped to Somerset House for the very first Pick Me Up, a graphic art exhibition now in its fourth year. So I was very excited to finally get the chance to interview the man himself… What’s the most important thing to know about you?...
interview :: sam osborne

interview :: sam osborne

Graphic designer and illustrator Sam Osborne has been on my periphery for a little while now, so it was really exciting to finally see her designs properly and get to know her a little better. We talked colour, science fiction B-movies, and plain old hard work… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I...
brink :: face-o-mat

brink :: face-o-mat

I am delighted to announce the fourth BRINK designer –  Konsfack University graduate Tobias Gutmann and his magical Face-o-mat! I met Tobias in Milan in April of this year and was instantly smitten with his fabulous creation. Face-o-mat is a portrait painting machine, powered by Tobias himself – he creates incredibly original portraits based on a...
interview :: neal fox, le gun

interview :: neal fox, le gun

Memory Palace is a “walk-in story” at the V&A that brings to life a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru: An “immersive exhibition experience” has been created through a series of commissions by 20 internationally acclaimed illustrators, graphic designers and typographers including Le Gun, Oded Ezer, Erik Kessels and Luke Pearson.” I...
interview :: freya cumming

interview :: freya cumming

It’s the last day of Pulse today, so just time to sneak in one more interview, this one is with LaunchPad exhibitor, artist and designer, Freya Cumming… What’s the most important thing to know about you? It’s not really important, but I found out recently that I have a form of synesthesia. It’s a strange...
out and about :: pick me up 2013

out and about :: pick me up 2013

Pick Me Up returned to Somerset House from 18th – 28th April 2013 and for the fourth year showcased a stunning selection of contemporary graphic art, design and illustration. I went along to check it out and here are some of my best bits… Print Club London always have a treat in store and this...
interview :: lisa congdon

interview :: lisa congdon

I’ve long been a fan of San Francisco illustrator, fine artist and queen of hand lettering, Lisa Congdon – a fan of her work, of her work ethic, of her style… she’s one super cool lady. Her latest project, 365 Days of Hand Lettering, took the social media world by storm. Until recently I have admired her...
interview :: louise wilkinson

interview :: louise wilkinson

The next interviewee in my series on Home London‘s Homegrown exhibitors is Louise Wilkinson. Louise creates charming illustrations inspired by her childhood in the Yorkshire countryside and her love of animals and nature. What’s the most important thing to know about you? I love pictures more than words, tea more than coffee, dogs more than cats...
interview :: petra borner

interview :: petra borner

Petra Borner is a London-based Swedish illustrator I first came across through graphic art gallery Outline Editions. Her work is bold and bright and with design*sponge‘s Grace Bonney as a fan, I suspect her star is rising… How did you get into illustration? I always wanted to – and I started as an assistant at...
here's one I made earlier :: I love stationery

here’s one I made earlier :: I love stationery

I need to start with a confession… I haven’t actually made anything, but somehow “here’s one I’ll make later” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it! What I have done, is found a book that will inspire me to make lots of things in the future, so I thought I’d share it with you in...