Re-re-branding


If you’ve seen my current business cards you may get the idea that I’m not great at decision making seeing as I couldn’t settle on one image for these, and you’d be absolutely right. A while ago I took the plunge and designed what I felt was a suitably sophisticated whale logo that I started splashing all over everything – but not my business cards. I couldn’t bear to change them when I, obviously, love them but other people seem to too. 

After my off the cuff back board design at the Illustrator’s Summer Fair, I’ve been niggled by thoughts that my whale logo isn’t right, and that I should have gone with my first instinct; you guessed it.. SHRIMP. They’re fun, funny, cute and colourful. They’re silly and light-hearted and they make people laugh. That’s what most of my work’s about, and I think what I am about too, on a good day at least. I want a logo that’s recognisable across all the platforms I use to promote my business, and that includes my business cards.

I’m giving myself a week or so to mull it over as I can’t keep changing logos every three months, but I have a feeling this one will stick.. I’m trying it out on the blog, on Instagram, like trying on a new outfit to see how it fits. I’ve got to admit, so far, I think it suits me.

Giveaway!!! Illustrations 51-60

IMG_1193Those of you who follow my Instagram or twitter feeds know that I’ve been (really badly) taking part in the 100 day project. My aim is to paint and post a new animal watercolour illustration every day for 100 days. I admit, my commitment has been a bit patchy when real life has crept in, but I’m over the half way line and it’s time for one of my giveaways!

I’m giving away one of these 10 original watercolour illustrations, and announcing the winner next Friday 28th of July. If you’d like to enter simply:

– follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/victojeiro/)

– like this photo on my instagram

– add a comment to let me know which illustration you’d like to win.

Simple! Spread the word, and good luck!

Bigger and better – I hope

I’m OUTRAGEOUSLY proud to announce that I was recently accepted to sell on http://www.notonthehighstreet.com. The beautiful product photography you may have spied on my Instagram recently (taken by the lovely Diana Stainton – look her up) was all for this new venture, as NOTH have very strict rules about their photography standards – and rightly so. It’s made me really up my game, and I can only hope this renewed sense of badassery translates into more sales and more opportunities – here’s hoping!

Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of my shop front on NOTH (I’m still working on it behind the scenes, but hopefully not for long!) and if you can’t wait that long then come along to the House of Illustration’s Illustrators’ Fair this Sunday in Granery Square (http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/illustrators-summer-fair) – it’s going to be a doozy.