Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Recently I had the pleasure of working with a leading fashion PR agency called K&H Comms, and their client, Heidi Klein Swim.
The project was for a breakfast at The Ivy Chelsea Garden to showcase the launch of Heidi Klein's new swimwear and ready-to-wear collection.
My job was to produce around 30 illustrated figures, which were to be little portraits of each guest to be used as their name place cards.
I had received the finalised guest list on Monday afternoon, and the artwork needed to be ready for the breakfast first thing Wednesday morning. The quickest way that I thought would work best, was to produce the artwork digitally and then to have each figure printed and cut out, with the guest name written underneath.
I am currently beta-testing Adobe's new app "Fresco.” I particularly like it for its unique ability to portray randomised ink bleed, which I feel gives the illustration a more authentic feel, compared to other digital illustration apps which often make the image look too computerised and flat. All the illustrations were created inside Fresco, and then I brought them over to another app called Procreate to finish and neaten them up. The Hardware I use is the 2018 Apple iPad Pro 12.9" and the apple pencil.
I was so happy to see that all the guest really loved their small personalised illustrations of themselves, and I was flattered to see everyone posting it on their social media.
I think the Heidi Klein team were delighted as where K&H Comms team.
All in all, I feel it was a job well done.