Life’s a stage

I have always had a love of theatre – the acting (from an observational perspective only), the music but most of all the stage sets and costumes. When I was younger and trying to work out what I wanted to do with my life I was drawn to set design. But, and it’s a big but, in the dark ages when I was thinking about university the only set design course was in London and as a hills and mountains kind of girl moving to the big smoke was never going to be an option for me. So instead I studied Three Dimensional Design and Marketing and spent much of my first wages (which were earned in business and economic development) on theatre and gig tickets.

Set design, layering, simple solutions to visual problems are all themes that I keep coming back to, even if they don’t always show in my work. So it seemed like fate when I met Alison Westwood, a really talented lady who lives in the same area as me and who has super powers when it comes to model making!

For a long time I’ve been doing battle with my product images. I feel like the rest of my branding and marketing is starting to gel together and add value to my work but the way I was styling my photography just wasn’t making me squeal with joy. I’ve worked with some amazing photographers but haven’t been able to brief them properly as I didn’t know what I wanted so they couldn’t deliver exactly what I needed. A chance chat with Alison provided me with the opportunity to transfer the ideas in my head into reality. The photography bit will come later but for now I have phase one of a stage for my critters! Alison has worked wonders on making my brain waves a reality…

Can you tell what it is yet?

Can you tell what it is yet?

 

Alison made the boxes for the mystery object too. She should work for NASA!

Alison made the boxes for the mystery object too. She should work for NASA!

 

Three boxes all exploring my Blob Bird world

Three boxes in this delivery all exploring my Blob Bird world

 

A first glimpse of what is to come...

A first glimpse of what is to come…

 

A little step for the critters maybe?

A little step for the critters maybe?

 

A little set of stage instructions and care notes...

A little set of stage instructions and care notes…

 

Alison has taken my illustrations and turned them into a stage for my critters

Alison has taken my illustrations and turned them into a stage for my critters

 

Soon the stage set will be going off to Richard the photographer who will do a photoshoot with the critters. I can't wait!!

Soon the stage set will be going off to Richard the photographer who will do a photo shoot with the critters. I can’t wait!!

 

I am so excited about this! Alison has done such an amazing job of interpreting what I wanted and I can’t wait to work with her on little additions for this concept. The quality is fantastic, I can’t describe the magical nature of the work that she has produced. The plan is to have different stage sets and scenes for the various character collections and who knows, with a bit of luck I might get chance to explore the world of animation as well 🙂

Alison can be contacted by emailing her at alisonwestwooddesigns@outlook.com

 

Comments

(2 comments on this post)

  1. Karen says:

    LOVE this! Looks absolutely fantastic xx

  2. Jason says:

    Love the detail on the new staging equipment. It’s going to make your products look even better.

    I look forward to buying your 2018 line.

    All the best,

    Jay.

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