I explored creating products that incorporated my illustration work and typography. My first exploration was taking Lenard the Lion from sketch to final product. I started with a pen and ink sketch I had illustrated on water color paper. I completed final edits on the design and color in photoshop. This process was different than my usual illustration techniques. I had to keep the color and design simple so it could translate on a three dimensional object.
I enjoyed thinking about how to create a happy product geared towards the baby market. This pillow was made for my son. Hopefully, he will enjoy drooling and spitting up on this pillow in his play area!
I know that I have only started thinking about products geared towards baby. There are many elements I still need to research like, dyes, color on fabric, sustainability, shape and quality of product, and eventually cost and pricing! This first creation was a great experience. Perhaps baby blankets could be on the horizon.