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Personal Projects – Illustrated Children’s Book – Scissor Story

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Scissor Story Book Design

As you know we are big fans of personal projects. We think they allow designers some design freedom and stretches those creative muscles. We’ve previously blogged about the Lost Poster and Charlie’s Nursery Rhyme. Well, this next personal project is a book my mother in law wrote for Steve and his brothers when they were little. Very briefly, the story is about a small town called Bladesville where the various scissor families lived. One day Andrew Household goes missing and his neighbours Steven Sharp and Matthew Shears go to search for the missing boy. Needless to say they found him stuck in some brambles and the whole of Bladesville had to come and snip him out! (more…)

Bonjour – Our trip to Paris

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

eightyone design trip to Paris

Back in November we were lucky enough to spend some time in the most visited city in the world – Paris.

We were completely blown away by the impressive architecture and majestic buildings, it was certainly grander than we had expected. Here are a few photos to explain! (more…)

Personal Projects: Illustrated Children’s Book

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Children's illustration book design

Back in June I was honored to become God mother to my best friends Son – Charlie. So far, I have made a range of gifts for this wonderful (and very spoilt) young man – I knitted a cardigan, crochet a hat, blanket and booties, baked his Mum plenty of cakes whilst he was in her tummy and I’ve just finished my latest creation for Charlie… his very own nursery rhyme book! (more…)

Personal Projects: Lost Poster Design

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Person projects: Lost poster design

I know personal projects are important – they stretch you creatively, they allow you that all important design freedom and they can push you in new creative directions. As a passionate graphic designer you find inspiration everywhere! However, it is hard to set aside the time a personal project needs and then there’s the dilemma of which one from the list you need to choose! (more…)

A tale of 3 very different businesses

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Camper van

All you regular readers of the Eightyone Design blog will know, we have  passion for VW campervans. We used to own a VW T25 (the brick!) and we recently decided that we wanted a more reliable and modern vehicle and purchased a new T5 Transporter. However, we were being ridiculously fussy with the camper interior and decided to buy a bare van and get a bespoke interior made for us. Now, there are a plethora of companies who can provide this service and from the various VW shows we’ve visited and online forums we avidly use we narrowed the search down to three companies in Devon.

New Addition to the Office

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011


We’ve been keeping very busy at Eightyone Design with projects as well as with our new addition Murray. Murray is a orange roan Cocker Spaniel and we got him at 9 weeks old. (more…)

Our Flower Flickr Photography

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Our Flower Flickr Photography - sunflower

Spring certainly feels like it’s sprung here at eightyone design, as we just can’t seem to stop photographing flowers, all shapes and colours welcome! Looking forward to the tulips in the garden blooming so we can take some lovely shots of these! I thought I would share with you my favourite flower shots taken over the last few weeks. (more…)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Eightyone Design

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support throughout 2009. Thanks to our blog subscribers, everyone who has taken time to take part in the blog discussions and most of all many thanks to each and everyone of our clients, it has been great to work with you this year and look forward to new projects in 2010. We hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

Eightyone Design Christmas Cards 2009

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Eightyone Design Christmas Cards Design

Well, time has certainly flown, it doesn’t seem that long ago we were designing our 2008 Christmas cards! Unlike last year, we were particularly organised this year and started designing our 2009 Christmas cards in early November. We were already developing Christmas artwork for clients so whilst we were in the full festive flow (with “Jingle Bells” playing loudly and mince pies and hot chocolate on hand) we thought we’d get down to work and create the Eightyone Christmas cards. (more…)

Photo’s of our trip to Amsterdam

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Amsterdam photograph

We were lucky enough to enjoy a short trip to Amsterdam recently. We were taken back by the friendly people and outstanding sights and buildings. Wandering around the small side streets and Canals you can’t help but get inspired. If you haven’t been to Amsterdam before, we would both certainly recommend it.

We thought we’d share a brief selection of our photographs with you. (more…)