confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "illustration"
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...
interview :: joanna boyle

interview :: joanna boyle

I was fortunate to be introduced to the very talented Joanna Boyle just as she was graduating from University College Falmouth and just as I was putting together my book, Interviews. Her work has since also appeared in the Parabola Project Issue II; Quickening, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. I thought...
out and about :: parabola launch

out and about :: parabola launch

Those of you who follow me on twitter will have seen lots of tweets about the Parabola Project and their we fund campaign. I am delighted to announce that they hit their target and the long awaited Parabola Project Issue II: Quickening is finally here. I am itching to get my hands on a copy because...
interview :: javier mariscal

interview :: javier mariscal

I was recently very lucky to be given the opportunity by the London Design Festival to interview Javier Mariscal. He is a truly multi-disciplinary designer, his work ranging from branding to furniture design and from interiors to films.