This is an edited selection of recent work for clients, If you would like to see more, please contact me.

 

 

 

 

ONLINE CONTRIBUTER FOR LUXURY ONLINE INTERIORS MAGAZINE LUXPAD @AMARA.COM   FEBRUARY 2016 

I was asked to contribute to the fantastic online design magazine Luxpad, to complete a feature in designing children's bedrooms, with top tips and style details. It was a real pleasure to be part of Luxpad for the feature! 

Read Luxpad here: https://www.amara.com/luxpad/

 

 

CITY OF CULTURE BID WINDOW DESIGN FOR PAISLEY 2021 @ INCUBE POP UP STORE, PAISLEY NOVEMBER 2015

 

Last month Paisley launched it's bid for City of Culture Status for 2021 at a glittering ceremony in the historic town Abbey. As a freelance designer, there are some projects that really excite you, and this was one. Renfrewshire council have this amazing Initiative for local designers offering studio space, mentorship, business guidance and support all housed in the Incube Design Hub in the centre of Paisley. They opened a fantastic pop up store in November too, in which I consulted on parts of the design, and the team had me return to design their window and merchandising concepts at the store. Here is the design for the bid launch, my concept from taking Paisley's rich textile heritage and weaving the new design life into the centre of the town for everyone to see. So the sewing machine represents the old methods creating new Paisley talent. Here is a look of the highlights, all work designed and installed by Carla Jones.

Photograph : Incube   Styling, design and window installation : Carla Jones

Photograph : Incube   Styling, design and window installation : Carla Jones

Development sketches

Development sketches

Paisley City of Culture Logo and branding.  Styling  by Carla Jones

Paisley City of Culture Logo and branding.  Styling  by Carla Jones

The Incube office Hub also had a version of the concept designed and installed inkeeping with the store and bid launch.

The Incube office Hub also had a version of the concept designed and installed inkeeping with the store and bid launch.

All design and installation Carla Jones

All design and installation Carla Jones

Coloured yarn representing new up and coming design being made in Paisley.

Coloured yarn representing new up and coming design being made in Paisley.

 

 

 

'BAGS OF REASONS' CONCEPT WINDOW FOR CATH KIDSTON  AUTUMN 2015

 

As a freelance designer, I am so proud to be part of the super talented Store Design & Visual Team at Cath Kidston on some of their projects. Their latest window campaign, Bags of Reasons is a concept based around gameshows and guilty pleasures! It was a pleasure to be asked to draw up initial ideas the team had, and be part of the development design process. Here are some of my (many!) drawings which developed the team to bring their amazing finished results. Pretty great that it's in every window where there is a Cath Kidston store! Here are a selection of my development drawings, with the store version of the campaign in the Glasgow window and a look at one of the Flagship windows in London!

Picture: Niki Fryatt         London Flagship store! 

Picture: Niki Fryatt         London Flagship store! 



INTERIOR DESIGN, MERCHANDISING & STYLING 'THE FURNITURE POP UP' SHOW @ THE BRIGGAIT, GLASGOW, 4th & 5th JULY 2015

I consulted with the show's producer's for some months on many design aspects in lead up to prep for the weekend event to bring together over 25 makers & designers from Scotland to showcase their designs in specially designed room pods. Working with furniture makers, textile designers, artists and fashion designers I worked with all their creations to design and plan the 'Rooms' - A living Room, A Dining Space, A Bedroom space and A Fashion pod. I also designed an outdoor space alongside a study space for the event too. Styling and Merchandising the event was an essential part of the brief as everything was for sale to the public, and wanted to create a great visual retail feast for the eye in bringing together different styles, shapes, and designs for everyone to enjoy shopping on the days. 

One of my many first idea sketches - this was for the Fashion Pod. 

One of my many first idea sketches - this was for the Fashion Pod. 

Merchandising mood boards created for the event

Merchandising mood boards created for the event

Merchandising Mood boards created for the event

Merchandising Mood boards created for the event

Base sketch for Living Room Pod

Base sketch for Living Room Pod

Illustrated sketch for Living Pop Up Pod

Illustrated sketch for Living Pop Up Pod

Sketch Illustration for Fashion Pod Idea - Pallet /box displays, Accessories Wall, Tubular Hanging Rail.

Sketch Illustration for Fashion Pod Idea - Pallet /box displays, Accessories Wall, Tubular Hanging Rail.

Sketch for chair centre piece display

Sketch for chair centre piece display

Illustration for chair central piece for showcasing new designers

Illustration for chair central piece for showcasing new designers

Pods ready to be designed at the Briggait! Here goes! Living Room Pod space - before everything arrived for me to see first hand.

Pods ready to be designed at the Briggait! Here goes! Living Room Pod space - before everything arrived for me to see first hand.

Living Room Pod all styled and ready to go! 

Living Room Pod all styled and ready to go! 

Featured Accessory Retail Wall Design

Featured Accessory Retail Wall Design

Bedroom Pod before set up

Bedroom Pod before set up

To a styled up makers pod ready for customers

To a styled up makers pod ready for customers

Antique Cot with maker's designs

Antique Cot with maker's designs

Dining Room Pod pre-design makeover

Dining Room Pod pre-design makeover

To this colourful room set up!

To this colourful room set up!

Pops of colour, cool accessories, gorgeous lighting - bringing a little something different! 

Pops of colour, cool accessories, gorgeous lighting - bringing a little something different! 

Fashion Pod - ready for designs!

Fashion Pod - ready for designs!

Rock and Roll vibe for the fashion pod 

Rock and Roll vibe for the fashion pod 

Styled up displays in the fashion pod by my amazing assistant Samantha

Styled up displays in the fashion pod by my amazing assistant Samantha

Stunning designs by Iona Crawford and House of Mudd.

Stunning designs by Iona Crawford and House of Mudd.

Study Design: Ready to be shopped

Study Design: Ready to be shopped

Entrance: Showcasing the best of new designers and makers in Glasgow.

Entrance: Showcasing the best of new designers and makers in Glasgow.

Chair centrepiece display                                                                                                               Picture: Lesley Williamson Photography

Chair centrepiece display                                                                                                               Picture: Lesley Williamson Photography

10 hours of set up and we are ready.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Picture: Lesley Williamson Photography

10 hours of set up and we are ready.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Picture: Lesley Williamson Photography

 

 

 

 

CATH KIDSTON VISUAL CONCEPT - SUMMER WINDOW SEASON 2014

This visual development is a creation & development for Cath Kidston's summer window concept working with their Store Design team which was then designed and rolled out over 300 stores around the world. These are just a selection of my ideas, sketches and Illustrations used for the concept.

Starting with ideas to work in the brand's brief for Summer beach holidays in the UK & memories we enjoyed as kids on holidays.

A sketch showing product placements for possible window idea

Further sketch idea of bringing beach concept into London Flagship store windows.

Colour sketch showing possible layout and look incorporating concept. On left: picture taken from Notting Hill store showing box concept once launched months later.

Sketch taken from working ideas for flagship window displays for going away for summer! 

More pictures and official promotion for events to launch the new summer campaign. Beach balls!!!! 

 

Pictures from Cath Kidston.co.uk showing finished design for the summer campaign.

Official marketing from Cath Kidston for summer campaign promotion for their flagship London Store using beach ball concept.

Official marketing from Cath Kidston for summer campaign promotion for their flagship London Store using beach ball concept.

 

 

 

STORE SET UP & MERCHANDISING CATH KIDSTON POP UP STORES: SILVERBURN & BRAEHEAD SITES, GLASGOW, 2014

In October 2014 Cath Kidston opened 2 pop up sites in Glasgow, at Silverburn Shopping Centre and Braehead shopping centre, for 3 months to the public over the festive period. I was involved in managing the set up and merchandising with the team at both sites. Below are a series of pictures over parts of the process, from build, to set up, to merchandising to opening. 

 

                              Visual merchandising of products for pop up set up for launch opening at Braehead Site

                              Visual merchandising of products for pop up set up for launch opening at Braehead Site

Working with merchandising team to launch the pop up site at Silverburn

Working with merchandising team to launch the pop up site at Silverburn

 Testing and building of site at Silverburn

 Testing and building of site at Silverburn

 Merchandising areas of mobile units at the pop up sites.

 Merchandising areas of mobile units at the pop up sites.

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