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Loughborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Roleymole (known to most as Laura Jonas) is a freelance illustrator currently designing primarily within the greetings industry. She loves all things cute and creative. You name it - she'll create it. And what's more, she loves commissions, just drop her an email with any queries!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Something a bit new

I've been locked away (not quite that literally) working on a number design collections over the past few weeks. Here's a sneak peak starting with my first go at some traditionals - MAN do these ones take a long time!! Excuse the 'liney' photographs.. there was a slight iPhone injury this week. Poor little thing..


                     and some fun ones (the first time I've drawn a living thing in about 3 years.. be gentle)...

and to finish, something else I thought I'd have a go at, some general everyday geometric ones ...

Friday, 23 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Our friend Nicole is very a very lovely american lady and threw us the most glorious Thanksgiving dinner yesterday - I'd without a doubt be a lot heavier than I am now if I lived over there. This one was just something for her. Wooden pegs, painted, and clipped onto a homemade wire wreath - 52 stars and 13 stripes all in. Happy Holidays to all in the US!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Lines for the Lord

I'm not going to lie, I love being a young creative in my church - I get all the best jobs! On the first Tuesday of every month people from our church come together to pray for people around the world - and I got the fun job of designing this slide to publicise it. 'Global Prayer' changed it's name to 'Network Prayer' after I'd completed the design, but the event remains the same - a group of people who  love Jesus coming together in prayer for those taking his story to the ends of the earth.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Back to the blog

Those who know me will know that 2012 has brought with it many new things in the life of Laura Jonas. 
A new home, a new Nephew, a new job and even a new last name, So after a long and eventful summer and in the theme of all things new of course I had to re-jig my blog to fit in with my new life!
After landing, pretty much, my dream job in October as a freelancer in the greetings world, I felt it only necessary to give the blog a spring (or Autumn) clean and get back to showcasing what I do best - making things! Be it designs from work, or the crafty fun I get up to in what spare time I manage to savour - you'll see it all here first.
So to begin here are some sneak peeks of some designs I've done so far for Inspire by Design LTD.
Until next time ;) ...

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Elisa Phoebe Dennis

Commission by proud mummy for the second time, Jane, these are some pictures for baby Elisa's nursery. They will of course be in the comfort of their frames and up in their home before long :)

365 days of goddaughter happiness

3 weeks ago was my goddaughters 1st birthday - how time flies! There was LOTS of sunshine, lots of party food (always favourable) and lots of fun. Here's a picture of the card I made for her, and the head of the seriously impressive sheep birthday cake courtesy of mummy and Auntie Bubs (I think)!

A brand new baby nephew

I've not posted on here for a while - but 4 weeks ago I was blessed with a beautiful nephew. His mummy and daddy (my big brother and sister in law) decided to name him Theodore - which means 'gift from god', and that he is indeed! Below is a photo of him and his daddy and an image of the card I made for him.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The difference a professional photograph makes

I've just come back from the photography studio with these fab quality photos of my beer bottle branding project done earlier in the year.. Amazing what a few expensive lights and white paper can do hey!?

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Cache 2012 logo in use

Today was a very exciting day - I got to see the Cache 2012 logo in it's context! A very proud moment for me! Hope you enjoy too..

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Something for Beth..

My first canvas! Covered in papers to match Beth's bedroom. I was quite pleased with the result. I might even make one for myself one day..

Thursday, 29 March 2012

A work in progress

Something else I've been working on recently is Illustrating type from the relatively well known poem 'Half-Caste' written by John Agard. The poem is part of the current GCSE curriculum and found in the 'poems from other cultures' section of the AQA anthology. Poetry is becoming less popular in its traditional form (I'd argue that songs are a form of poetry that many still hold passion for), so I thought creating a project around making traditional poetry more visually stimulating might be an interesting path to trial, while challenging myself by attempting to make the poem more memorable for the 15 and 16 year old's trying to learn it for their exams.

Anyway.. here's a sneak peak of a couple of the preliminary spreads...

Friday, 23 March 2012

Cache 2012

So I can finally show you something else I've been up to in the past few weeks - The Loughborough University Textiles Degree Show logo. I really enjoyed this project because it allowed me to explore working in a more designed and geometric way (if you know my work well then something very different to my usual style)! The first few sketches were what we started with, so as you can see, the end result turned out slightly differently, but I'm really pleased with it - and so were they (well I'm assuming being as they chose to use it)!

 and the finals..

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Welcome to the world baby Keziah

The lovely Pollock's finally have their brand new little baby daughter and sister! I got the joy of a very lovely long cuddle on Friday. Hurray - thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

For a new auntie..

Here's the most recent commission I've done for the very recent Auntie Lydia! There's about a 1.5cm margin around all to account for making sure placement int he frame can be as accurate as possible - I'm not just messy.. promise :) (though I do have to take full responsibility to the poor quality iPhone photo). Be back soon! xx

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Project Pollock!

So the latest thing I've been busy on is what I like to call Project Pollock. Daddy, Jakey and Reuben all have guitars - in size order (the exemption being Reuben's ukulele). If the three little bears had guitars - this is what they'd look like - just adorable. The lovely family asked me a while back to design something musical to be painted on the boys' bedroom wall. The design is below - and this is how far I got today (apologies for the poor photo quality). Watch out for the finished article soon!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Long Awaited Return

I've been pretty awful at keeping this up to date with what I've been doing. Though I had a wonderfully joyful Christmas, I've been working away on university projects, while writing a dissertation and doing other fun bits and bobs.

With coursework being completed for the semester and having worked my socks off to get the dissertation written before the due date, I've been graced with some time to do some more personal commissions... so watch this space!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with some stuff I've been doing for my course over the past 4 months...

The Alchemist Brewery - Logo and bottle label design for Paul Landon.

Final Photos

The Design

Graze live competition brief - Box surface design

Inner image

Oil Productions - Furious Hunger live competition brief

Animated loading screen design

M&S - Shortbread tin live competition brief