Some of you may wonder exactly where I have disappeared to lately as far as illustration goes, a fair thing to ponder if thinking about my previous illustrated output. My social media stats disapprove I know, but the creation of my detailed pencil work does take a lot of time, and it is not something I do purely for social media. While I do occasionally wish I could be sitting down and drawing all day, that feeling passes as I am very very excited by the new directions my work is now taking me in, particularly since the launch of UNA..
This project for The Doctor's Studio in Melbourne is an example of some of the other work I do and have been building up over the last couple of years. Alongside my illustration and ambassadorial work I am now being approached more and more to work as a creative consultant for brands who feel they need the advice and direction of a creative professional who has worked across a range of areas. This was one of the reasons we launched UNA in the first place as both Andrew and I felt we needed new strategy to really accommodate these opportunities and use the creative skills we have (other than those in our fingertips).
The Doctor's Studio was a fantastic project to work on, having full immersion from the start of the project I worked with David the director from initial concepts blank slate "how is this going to be?" and assisted him in the development of the studio's appearance, branding, general feel, palette, decoration and even uniforms! I consulted on who would be the appropriate talent for various aspects of the project and now continue to advise on a regular basis.
What I appreciate most about The Doctor's Studio is this beautiful space and the fundamentals behind it. If I'm going to get a facial I don't want to sit in a stark cold room, do you? How warm, relaxing and inviting is this use of chrome, colour and texture. With a focus on quality experience to compliment the service the space is beautifully designed and filled with contemporary Australian art that is regularly refreshed leaving your mind as stimulated as your complexion! I will have some dedicated posts to tell you more about the Doctor's Studio services soon, as I am now experiencing the studio as a customer and I have to tell you my skin is very happy for it!
I'll be sure to do some giveaways to get you involved soon so watch this space!