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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: 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 ┬ápassion 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…)

Looking back at 2009!

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Eightyone Design personal photography 2009

Well 2009 has come and gone, so it’s time for a little bit of reflection. This time last year we posted about our New Years resolutions, some of which we adopted and some fell by the wayside before we’d even hit February! We managed to stop naming files ‘this-one’ or ‘final-this-one’, although our desktop’s are still as full as ever. We did, however, launch our new website back in March, so overall we are pretty proud. One New Years resolution we would like to expand upon was our pledge to create more personal projects. I have thoroughly enjoyed indulging in photography this year with my DSLR, but that’s as far as the personal projects went, so in 2010 we will try our best to develop more personal projects. (more…)

Some examples of our latest Flickr Photography

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Some examples of our latest Flickr Photography

Back in February I posted about my new hobby – photography. I set up a flickr account and for the past 4 months I’ve been snapping away at anything thats taken my fancy! I’ve posted a few of my favourite shots below: (more…)

Delving into the world of photography and flickr

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Delving into the world of photography and flickr

I was a very good girl this year and lucky enough to be given a Canon EOS 450D by Santa! In our New Years Resolution Blog Post we vowed to make more time for personal projects and I have been snapping away whenever I’ve had a free afternoon! I’ve posted a couple of pics below, but please be forgiving as apart from a couple of modules at Uni (which seems like light years ago) I’ve not had any kind of photography training. (more…)