Hello! I'm Julianne Hall and welcome to jookiku! You have probably just been visiting the very creative Dawn Clarkson (from Turin, Italy) at her fab blog, nice and fancy. I am very excited to be a part of this 'bloghop,' it's so inspiring meeting new designers, looking at their collections and seeing what they are up to.
If this is the first time here at jookiku, please take a look around...you can access my website and facebook page from the side buttons. jookiku is a relatively new little world of whimsical characters, patterns and illustrations, brought to life with lots of colour and a bit of quirkiness!
This world of jookiku (a funny little word, not meaning anything in particular, i just thought it had a good ring to it!), has evolved out of my love of creating characters and patterns. Having been a graphic/surface pattern designer for over 15 years, working for many different companies, i felt it was time to bring to life my own little creative world, (that is evolving out of my head on a daily basis!) and that is really how jookiku was born!
And so, for this special 'bloghop,' please see below my surface pattern creations: 1. fly free! 2. over the rainbows and 3. up up & away! featuring 2013's Pantone Colour of the Year: Emerald Green and inspired by the theme: 'Let's fly!'
I am very excited about 2013, and what it holds in store for jookiku. 2013 will see the launch of my online store (yay!), with products such as bespoke canvases, prints, stationery...and some very quirky little characters - in soft, cuddly form (no less)....and other happy treats for the soul! So, please, if you would like to be informed on my shops' launch and its product line, just 'like' my facebook page, to be in the know :)
I am also looking forward to 2013 for the creative collaborations, both locally, here in Australia, as well as internationally with other creative souls. Since completing the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design course in 2012, i have met some incredibly talented designers from all over the world (most are taking part in this 'bloghop'), who have inspired me on so many levels. So some wonderful collaborative projects are a must! Also in 2013, I am aiming to have my very first 'jookiku exhibition' - showcasing original illustrations and printed fabrics, so please, watch this space for more information!
Finally, one of my biggest goals in 2013, is for this little world of jookiku, to grow...for it to go out into the world, boldly and happily and spread its little wings....and fly!
Which leads me nicely to the next designer on our 'bloghop' trip, all the way over in the UK, please visit the very clever (i love her work!), Zoe Attwell, enjoy! ;)
Thank you so much for visiting jookiku and please come back again soon! I would also like to thank the curator of this 'bloghop,' Rosie Martinez-Dekker from Believe Creative Studios for all her organising...and if you have come upon my blog midway and would like to go right back to the beginning of the 'hop' please go to Gill Eggleston's blog at Pattern Addict.....
Bye & happy hopping!! xx