Product design and the importance of muse

A few personal visual notes on the importance of muse when developing a product for retail. Recently, in October 2018, I have finally found something I am happy to turn into a fully fledged product for retail. It all started in September 2016, talking and laughing with colleagues on the importance of the Peak District…

Launching The Contour Range of Peak District Design products

No razzamatazz on this occasion… just another of my understated quiet product launches gets underway right now. Products are reaching shop shelves and peoples homes. Kind words have been said, reassuring product testing has been done, products refined, designed, produced. Packaging and point of sale has been designed, swing tags, brochures and leaflets are ready,…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Just thought I’d get a Christmas Card and sentiment from a windy Lose Hill  in on time this year. Starting to look like we were successful, and 2018 is going to be a joy. Happy Christmas from out here in the Peak District!! x  

40 years ago… a small boy did the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire…

I am so proud of the fine bone china that I have just taken delivery of from those lovely people in the Potteries. Monster #peakdistrict #design Pint Pots now available for Christmas from the #peakdistrictdesign website. Ideal for Tea, Coffee or Whisky : ) To see more, or order an ‘Always Moving’ fine bone china…

Peak District Design quietly gets under way…

There’s so much to do when you launch a new business, and with my Peak District design hat on, I am determined to prepare everything before launching anything… so it is with s sense of pride that I was delighted to see the giclée sample prints coming off Graham’s printer. So here we go… quietly…

The race for Christmas, quality trumps everything everytime…

So here it is Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun… except for hard working designers still locked in the office after a great many years. There’s no doubt about the pressures designers have as Christmas races towards us… but personally I have chosen to play the quality card every time over the obvious need to turn…