This was a tough decision because three of the designers submitted designs that were truly outstanding. They each nailed the creative parameters. We're very pleased with the experience.
Highly recommended illustrator. Communication was superb and she delivered the artwork within a day! It was great to work with her!
How audreyvance1 started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
Wedding Dress Ink
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Art & Design
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I create one-off wedding dress illustrations, capturing a bride's wedding day style as a momento of her special day. A unique piece of art commissioned as an anniversary, birthday or wedding day gift by her husband, mother or bridesmaids.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
This is now a blind contest. In need of unique gift wrapping paper designed to compliment my fashion illustration gifts. Looking for fabulous, quirky and contemporary gift wrap paper that the receiver might even consider framing as a piece of art in itself!!! The size of each sheet is 70cm x 100cm and I've chosen a heavy 125gram white paper. The price goes up according to the amount of ink used and so this has a bearing on the design required - 50% (ish) of the white background needs to be visible to keep costs acceptable but the paper is so lovely it will work beautifully.
My creations are ALWAYS given to women so a feminine touch is welcomed. Occasions include weddings, anniversary and birthdays predominantly so the gift wrap must have a suitable vibe. The company logo is black n' white but if you visit the website you will also see it is complimented with a soft pink. Open to strong pops of colour in the gift wrap paper design and will choose an appropriate satin ribbon to finish off the wrapping.
To give you an idea of things I like: hot air balloons, flowers, birds, ink pots, paint brushes, watercolours and lace - please be inspired by this list but don't be limited by it!
Added: quotes by fashion designers could be appropriate too.
This wrapping paper should stand out as different, beautiful and especially designed. A border is an option and would be seen as the gift is being unwrapped. If there is no intentional border then please allow an extra 5mm bleed. Repeat pattern or one overall image is acceptable. I think it might be nice to see the logo printed, even if it's only in one corner so it confirms the uniqueness of the design.
I've attached my logo and three of my paintings, feel free to visit weddingdressink.com to see more.
Then, I've attached a diverse selection of images of ideas you can use as inspiration - be expressive, fun and anything goes!