LiveMakeDesign- OhhDeerWednesday, November 13, 2013
For this weeks LiveMakeDesign I am featuring the new blog/website that I will also be writing for as well as this blog- Ohh Deer!
The Ohh Deer collective was founded by Jamie Mitchell and Mark Callaby and was launched in November 2011. The two men both have experience and backgrounds in the creative industries. While leading up tot he launch of Ohh Deer, they had to decided what kind of designers and illustrators they wanted to take on board with them and would fit their brand.
Jamie had always wanted to create a career in the creative industries and so decided to study Architecture-which he graduated from Kingston with a degree. After graduation, he worked for Jamie Fobert Architects for about a year then decided he was in the wrong career and went back to his roots.
Mark (co-founder of Ohh Deer) was currently holding down a stable job before they started up Ohh Deer. He had originally studied at Kingston University studying illustration for three years but ended up working within High Education for a while.
The two quickly decided that they wanted to create a place where they would stand out from the crowd and produce unique products. They quickly found a handful of illustrators they liked and had spoken to through the world of twitter that they were wanting to have be a part of Ohh Deer. So from having a handful of illustrators at the ready they started creating products that include home wares, stationary and clothing.
The past few months for Ohh Deer has been very busy. They have just finished their 'Pillow Fight' Competition, where designers and illustrators where asked to submit designs and illustrations for a pillow. The designer/illustrator who Ohh Deer felt worked and fitted into the Ohh Deer brand. They announced the winner of the competition just yesterday who is Maja Wrońska. Her work will soon be available to buy from the Ohh Deer shop.
As I have also mentioned, Ohh Deer have also launched their new blog. The blog is just the start of a new way of doing things for Ohh Deer. On the blog it features many things from illustration vs graphic design, interviews with designers and news within the Creative Industries.
It would mean a lot if you went and supported Ohh Deer by check out their page and liking them!
|Gemma Correl- I Like You Cushion|
|Jamie Mitchell- Bob I IPhone Case|
|Sandra Deickmann- White Bison T-shirt|
|Alysha Dawn- Racoon Cushion|
|Leah Flores- Lets Run Away Print|
|David Olenick- Purrfectly Honest Cushion|