Last year I worked with the very lovely Phil and Jo Mayling to create a custom piece of artwork for their new baby son Osian’s nursery. The artwork was used as a front cover for a book of Osian’s first year and we also created a matching print to go on the nursery wall.
Both Phil and Jo were keen to include the whole family in the illustration so they sent over some fantastic descriptions of grandparents, cousins and aunts and uncles which I used to create the custom illustration for them. The design is based on a playground with swings, ladders and even a couple of rocket ships and each family member has their own panel where they are involved in their favourite activity – from shopping to go karting and of course Osian gets the staring role!
Here is what Jo had to say about the project: “We asked Sam to design a personal ‘Baby’s First Year book’ for our son. For the front cover, we wanted some artwork based around his family. We gave Sam a simple brief with key characteristics of each person we wanted featured. Sam immediately understood the kind of look we were going for and we were thrilled with what she came up with. We liked it so much we decided to have a big print done for his nursery, we used the design for his Christening invitations and we also adapted the print so we could give one as a gift to my nephew.”
If you would like to create your own custom artwork for a nursery or any other room get in touch now!