For more than 10 years our main focus was designing, producing and selling our own range of stationery, gift and homeware products.
Over the years we created a wide range of products - from silk scarves to a well-loved range of practical planners and calendars to bone china mugs adorned with real 22k gold star constellation graphics.
I loved (and still do!) considering the design mechanics of a product - how it will work, open and reveal itself and the delight and satisfaction the recipient will feel when using it.
We launched our first small collection at Top Drawer in 2008, over the years the range expanded and we were regularly exhibiting at trade shows (Design Junction, Pulse, Top Drawer) and picked up some lovely stockists such as Liberty, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters, Science Museum and more. We also took stands at retail shows such as Spirit of Christmas, Babyccino Shop Up, Clerkenwell Design Week and East London Design Show.
I quickly learnt the tricks to a sucessful stand layout, designed and produced printed materials for the shows suchas folding flyers which would grab the attention of passing customers and buyers. I would make up little press packs and designed adverts to go in the show brochures.
In 2014 we built an ecommerce site on Shopify and picked up some coding skills along the way. I organised and art directed photoshoots for our catalogues and worked with stylists.
Below I've shown just some of my work on Lollipop from over the years - you can see lots more by scrolling back on our instagram.