Monthly Archives: April 2012

British Craft Trade Fair…done!

Well sorry for not being much of a blogger of late, the truth is it has beed a very busy couple of months, with lots of exciting things happening!

We have just exhibited our lovely products at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate, which was so much fun. We met lots of lovely people and saw some amazing products and met the designers who created them, it was a very inspiring weekend and we learnt so much. The planning of the show has been bubbling away quietly for the past six months or so, and to our delight everything seemed to run exactly to plan.

On a personal note, I must take the time to thank my printers and framers in Cambridge for being so helpful, supportive and understanding throughout, and I would of struggled without you. Also a big shout out to my Brother who did a fantastic job of ferrying me around Yorkshire, putting up with me in his house and being a fantastic member of the Jo Clark Design sales team, so much so that many other stall holders were wishing they had him on their stall!

So here are a few photos from build up day of the show, I hope you enjoy!

Exhibition stand set up empty shell
A blank canvas…
Jo Clark Design banner display

Banners going up...

jo clark design prints being hung

Framed prints being hung...

jo clark design in the newcomers gallery

Newcomers gallery build up...

jo clark design stand taking shape

A few more pictures up, stand starting to take shape...

jo clark design at the british craft fair

velcro velcro velcro ...not a rip off at all, well worth every penny in this situation!

starting to add the shelves to the stand

Getting the final part of the display ready with some fancy card display shelves...and the all important velcro!

Adding the cards to the display

Nearly there, the cards go into their display shelves...

and for the final result…drum roll please…..

 

jo clark design finished display

Tadah! five and a half hours later the finished Jo Clark Design stand...its SHOWTIME!!

So that is how we built our very first trade fair display stand, I hope you enjoyed seeing the step by step account!

This is one of my new cards that inspired my stand design!

Buttercups Card

Here are some shots of the literature we took with us, had to make sure we were fully prepared for the day, such as order forms and a product catalogue, oh and of course some essential mole and squirrel stickers to hand out to lovely people!finishing touches stationary

Product catalogue, press release, cute stickers and postcards

Order forms (with a little design help from my printer) notepads and business cards were essential too have at the show, so we could jot down all of those orders ūüôā

photo of order form

Essentials for the show!

It has been a busy week since the show and we are now focusing on our next show in June 10-12th we will be exhibiting at the ‘Pulse’ trade show at Earls court and can’t wait! ¬†If you are looking for new products for your shop or know of a nice shop, gallery or cafe that might like our products, do let us know and we will send then an invitation to visit us at stand B33.

Thats all for now folks, thanks for reading!

 

Narrative Exhibition March 2012

I was lucky enough to have been able to exhibit some of my recent work along side some of the most talented artists in Cambridge.

The show was a big success and here are a couple of photos from my contribution to the show.

Jo Clark Exhibition display

Jo Clark Art exhibition

It was a really inspiring show and it was great to meet  illustrators artists designers and sound engineers who all contributed their work to the narrative exhibition.

Please take a look at some of these lovely artists they are well worth keeping an eye on!

Karen Jinks –¬†http://karenjinks.co.uk
Mandy Knapp –¬†http://mandyknapp.co.uk
Andrew Roberts –¬†http://www.andyrobertsdesign.com
Aurora Cacciapuoti –¬†http://www.nekocherry.com/
Garance Monfort –¬†http://newt.ultra-book.com/
Celia Bartlett –¬†http://ailecphotography.co.uk/
Sara Masterson –¬†http://cambridgecreativenetwork.co.uk/users/sara-masterson
Philip Lowndes –¬†http://www.lowbot.co.uk/
Philip Cornett –¬†http://soundcloud.com/philipcornett
Katharina Klug –¬†http://www.katharina.klug-art.com/
Tiina Burton –¬†http://www.tiinateaspoon.co.uk/
Tony White –¬†http://www.tonewhite.com/
Rebecca Scambler –¬†http://www.rebeccascambler.com/
Rachel Thompson –¬†http://about.me/rachelthompson
Martin Stephens –¬†http://www.martinstephenarts.blogspot.com/
Lauren Rowden –¬†http://www.ellieair.co.uk/