Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Print and Pattern Designers for Hire Directory - I'm in there!!!

So - a couple of weeks ago I had a nice email from Bowie Style (Marie Perkins) at Print and Pattern, inviting me to appear in her new Print and Pattern Designers for Hire Directory.  
Apparently, one of the most common problems with Print & Pattern is being able to find an artist quickly in the extensive archives - especially if you do not have a specific name in mind that you can enter into the search box.
So in order to enable companies to find designers that they can commission or licence more easily Marie has created an online directory page where each artist can have their own image button.
This should allow busy art directors to find artists more quickly.
The buttons/banners feature the artist's unique designs and link directly to their portfolio website 
rather than to their work on the Print & Pattern blog.  The cost is very reasonable at 100 pounds a year.

Obviously I said yes!!!  Print and Pattern is viewed daily by art directors in our industry and this exposure has real potential to lead to work opportunities. She asked me to make a banner for the page, featuring my name and some artwork, and this is what I came up with!  Hope those art directors out there like it!!   
The directory has been 'curated for quality not quantity' and is a real feast for the eyes, featuring some amazing designers/artists.  I'm very proud and pleased to be included!!  
Above is a screen shot of the first part.  You can see mine on the bottom right!! If you'd like to see all the artists on the Designers for Hire Directory please click here!!!