We’re back from our first Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) show feeling very excited and inspired for the months ahead in the Deer Little Forest!
As a brand new children’s character brand, Deer Little Forest was met with much interest and excitement and we had the great pleasure in meeting many fantastic new contacts and companies visiting and exhibiting at the show.
We exhibited in the Art and Design section, opposite the fantastic Belle and Boo, a wonderfully friendly company who offered us the most helpful business advice. Sitting in on the seminar that Kate, co-founder of Belle and Boo, lead was fascinating, listening to how their business had grown, their advice on licensing and their plans for the future of their delightful children’s, lifestyle brand. I felt extremely inspired after this, with a head full of ideas and plans for our future. Exciting stuff!
We were also next door to the loveliest ‘Bokeneco’ (City Cat) from the company Borderless Media, based in Hong Kong and had lots of fun chatting about the exhibitions they curate in Japan and Hong Kong. They adored Deer Little Forest, with their favourite characters being Nova the owl and the rabbits, Rose, Luna and Cotton! Maybe one day the Deer Little Forest will visit them 😉
Other fantastic artists and brands we met included Lizzie May Cullen, the ‘Surface on Trend’ ladies and The Square Card Company, all exhibiting for their first time at the BLE, just like us. One of the best things about the Trade Shows are the people you meet.
Another successful show to reflect on but for now, it’s off to the drawing board for me this Sunday as I’ve just received a new commission from my fantastic agents Illustration Ltd. As I said, it’s always a busy and exciting time in the Deer Little Forest!
It’s the weekend before our first Brand Europe Licensing show and the Deer Little Forest are taking time out to pick pumpkins and move house. Yes, we never do things by half and as usual it’s a busy, busy time for us Forest Folk.
We’re so excited for our first BLE show and can’t wait to introduce everyone to our full range of magical Deer Little Forest characters.
Visit our stand J56 to find a huge selection of artwork available for licensing, along with our range of stationery products, gifts and brand new Deer Little Forest plushies, including Bodhi the Bear and Rowan the Fox.
Our enchanting stand is completely handmade and so worth a visit!
See you all there!
It’s been an eventful few days. I’m really excited to announce that I am now represented by the fantastic agency Illustration Ltd, this is fantastic news and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into many new, creative projects with them. Right now, I’m busy sketching away at new ideas and planning to keep my portfolio updated regularly. I’m passionate about illustration and growing as an illustrator and excited to see how my work will develop over time.
I’m also gearing up for my first Brand Licensing Europe Trade show next week. My stand design is finalized, my products and artwork are organized and the Forest Folk are ready! It’s all very exciting! I love a new challenge and the opportunities that arise from every challenge I take on. So I hope to have a busy and eventful time and will, of course, let you know how it all goes.
But before all of this, I have a lovely evening planned this Thursday at the Henries awards evening in London. it’s set to be a fabulous event