I have just received my sample fabric pouches and I'm really happy with how they turned out! They will be sold as stationery kits (along with coordinating washi tape and A6 notebooks) at markets and it my Etsy shop shortly.
I have made notebooks using 4 of my original designs added to my Etsy shop! They come in a set of 2, and you can choose from Budgie/Galaxy or Succulents/Swans. They have this amazing professional satin finish which is hard to see online, but trust me, they are great in real life :)
They would make great Christmas gifts or stocking fillers so get in quick before they go!
Next State Print used some lovely words to describe my designs in their artists feature which can be found here: https://nextstateprint.com/journal/news/nice-to-meet-you-kelly-kratzing/
Their print quality is amazing and I highly recommend them. This is also currently the only place where you can get some of my best designs printed on fabric.
I've just completed my first assignment for Folio Focus - Bold Florals! I used a combination of watercolour and prismacolour pencils.
I have just added a set of 6 Christmas cards to my Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/kellykratzing. There are 6 unique illustrations with matching envelopes. It's never too early to buy Christmas cards!
Next State Print have just launched their Fabric Creator feature at www.nextstateprint.com! I am excited that a selection of my designs are featured in their artwork library, so if you like any of my designs, you can now have them printed onto your fabric of choice (Next State Print have quite a large range, including organic) and have it printed and delivered to your door! I would love to see what you make with them so tag #kellykratzingdesigner!
I have been working hard on new products for my Etsy shop. I have included stationery, original artworks and giclee archival prints. www.etsy.com/shop/kellykratzing
You can now order my designs on a variety of fabric through Next State Print! Go to www.nextstateprint.com - Fabric Creator - Select From Library and you can search for my designs. There is a variety of fabric you can choose from and only 1m minimums per order. Their quality is second-to-none! I use Next State Print for all my fabric printing and can't recommend them highly enough.
I participated in my first surface design trade show this year at Surtex in New York City. I was part of a great group of artists, some who I was lucky to meet (pictured above Jookiku, me, Trosko Designs and Lemonni). It was a very busy 3 days but I learnt so much from buyers and other artists I was fortunate to meet. I'm looking forward to working with new buyers shortly!!
I was thrilled to be featured on the Make It In Design blog in the lead up to Surtex. You can read the blog post here...
So I have decided to attend Surtex as I know I will gain so much from being there in person meeting buyers, agents and other designers. Please come by Booth 3017 and say hello! I would love to meet you!
Very excited and grateful to be featured on the Print and Pattern blog! Head over and have a look at some of the amazing designers showing at the upcoming Blueprint and Surtex shows.
I have just completed the Make It In Design Ultimate Portfolio Builder course and it was fantastic! I learnt so much. I'll now be looking forward to summer camp to get my next course fix :)
My new collections will be available for licensing and purchasing through my agent, Nerida Hansen. The Nerida Hansen Print and Textiles booth is 3017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NYC.
I'm about to start the Make Art That Sells Children's Book Illustration Course and this is the prep in the lead up to the course starting #mymatsprep #makeartthatsells. Meet Minette!
I decided to join all 3 modules of the MIID Summer School 2016 and have just completed the first creative brief for each. It has really made me try new things and I had a lot of fun expanding my style. This is my favourite from the Beginner's Brief "French Riviera". #makeitindesign #summerschool2016 #escapefrenchriviera