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Wedding life is going well. After saving up for the wedding, we can now finally save up for a house!
I'm back to sewing toys. They are still in the prototype stage...but hopefully I will be loading some photos up soon. I will be selling all of the toys I make this time because we need all the help we can get with saving for the house.
Its been a while since I've uploaded work so I've decided to load some work I did through work. 
In other news I've joined a circus school. I'm doing contortion to start with. Its so much fun! I wish I started years ago.

Till next year...
In my last journal I said it may be a while till my next update…I wasn't expecting that it would be more then a year and a half!
A lot has happened in that time. Biggest of all is I've gotten married!
Chris and I got married on the 1st of September (first day of spring) and we couldn't have asked for a better day. The sun was shinning and not a thing went wrong with the wedding.
Work is still going well. So much so we even hired someone new to join the team. So there's 5 of us now.
With work and wedding planning I haven't had much time to design my own things or take my own photos lately, so I apologise for the lack of activity. Hopefully this will change in the near future!
I though that perhaps it was about time to update my journal so that those of you who still watch me will know what I've been up to for the past year. Where do I start?!?

I have been at my design job for about a year now and it's been great! It has been a huge learning experience, but worth every minute. I have worked on a few big projects and a lot of solo projects. Now when I walk around Palmerston North (NZ) I can point out the things I designed to people.  It's an awesome feeling.
We are just a small team of 4, but we are all really close. It's hugely different to my last job because here we actually talk to each other! Lol
I will be posting up a few of the projects I like most shortly.  I've even used a lot of my own photography for some projects.

I have drawn down a few new toy ideas that I would love to make but unfortunately it is really hard to find the time to make them. But they are there on the back burner, so one day they will be made.
How can I be too busy to make a couple of toys I hear you ask…well my partner and I recently got engaged :heart: so we are in the process of planing a wedding. We are also looking for our first house. On top of that I have all so been swimming once a week and going to the gym twice a week, so any spear time I have I spend it with my sweet heart.

It may be a while till my next update because of this but I will be sure to post some projects up soon so keep checking in :D
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New Job and All Grown Up

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 24, 2010, 10:19 PM


New Job
Well it’s been a while since I last updated aye!
I’ve got a New Job!!!:dance: :w00t:
I decided to leave Click Clack. I wanted more variety of work and I had no guidance while there because there was no marketing manager for 11 months. I also had no one to learn from or room to grow being the only graphic designer there. But I think the thing that really made me want to leave the most was when Loudhailer called me asking for an interview.
I handed in my CV to them when I graduated well over a year and a half ago. When a job opportunity came up they decided to give me a call to see if I was still interested. So, YaY I get to work as a junior graphic designer in my home town!

Sorry for the lack of work lately! Since I no longer have assignments to do It’s been a long time since I posted anything. I did have a few freelance jobs, but nothing exciting enough for this website. I do have some drink photography I could put up…but I’m not sure if it’s worth it?

All Grown Up
Going off what I wrote in my last update: I did get my restricted licence! I’m the youngest in my family and the first to get my licence. I also brought my first car today :D its taken me so long to find one! But now that I have a car and a great job I can set my sites on buying a house. Exciting :dance:



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If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

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Update

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 3, 2010, 10:44 PM


Update
This is just a general update. Things are going well at work. I’m really busy designing the new catalog’s and new product flyers. New photography gear has just arrived so I can’t wait to get stuck into taking new product photos. We are hoping to go in a more artistic direction so I might be able to use some of the photos in my portfolio and on here. I also have a few freelance jobs going on – but they all have to be kept hush hush at this stage.

Apart from work things are pretty quite. I have a few toy designs I was to get onto, but they are taking a back seat at the moment.  I also plan to create a new portfolio this year and a personal website with a shop. Good things take time.
Speaking of that, I’m going for my restricted licence this week! I’m the first of my sisters to actually try…and I’m the youngest of 3! I hope I pass, and if I do prepare for major gloating haley & viv lol!



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If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

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  • Mood: Adoration

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 24, 2009, 2:12 PM


Merry Christmas!</u>
Merry Christmas to all me friends, family, and watches! I hope you all have a great day and a great break over the x-mas holidays.
My day was awesome I love all of my gifts! Thank you everyone. But whats even better is everyone likes the gifts I gave them.
xoxoxox



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If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

All the links to my specialized galleries are to the right or you can find my commission information at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/journ…

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  • Mood: Adoration

T-shirt for sale

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 19, 2009, 12:03 AM


Great Horned Owl T Shirt for Sale</u>
Great Horned Owl by LilFairie
Update: this design is being sold on Monday the 23rd from 12pm for 24 hours only on this www.1-daytee.co.nz
If you’re a New Zealander I'm sure you know of .1-day.co.nz by now. But did you know of .1-daytee.co.nz? At 1-daytee designers can submit their designs for a limited edition t-shirt and if accepted the designer will be paid $300 and their design will be sold on their website for 24hours.
Many top designer in New Zealand have submitted designs to 1-daytee and today my design was selected to be sold among them.
I’m not sure of the date it will be put up, but when I know I will post it here and you guys can own a limited edition Great Horned Owl T Shirt :w00t:


What do you say to this?</u>
The other day I was at a BBQ catching up with an old friend. One of the guests there was a girl that I hadn’t seen since school (6 years ago). We were talking nicely when she asked “So what do you do now?”

Me - “I’m the Graphic designer for Click clack”
Her - “Oh, my little brother is studying to be an Architect, but if the fails at that he said he will be a graphic designer.”

Me- Blank stare:|

I mean what do you say to that?!? It was a huge insult. On the drive home I though of all these amazing comebacks, but i guess being poise and polite was the better thing to do. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say it makes me feel better to know that I love my job while she stuck getting up at god knows what hour to be a baker at a job she hates.


Guess what I’m doing for my next birthday
While at work today I got a little board, so I decided to Google my birthday. Turns out I was born on Star wars day!
Can you guess why May the 4th is called Star wars day? I will give you a clue "May the 4th be with you" lol





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I specialize in logo design and acrylic paintings. But I also have experience in web design, children story book illustrations, t-shirt graphics, pencil illustrations, ink paintings and making toy plusies.

If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

All the links to my specialized galleries are to the right or you can find my commission information at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/journ…

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  • Mood: Adoration

Inappropriate Wedding Songs

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 7, 2009, 1:15 AM


I have been going to a few weddings lately and I have to say I have been really surprised about some of the song choices my friends and family have made. They have made some truly inappropriate song choices to play for the first dance and at the reception I wonder if things got a little...lost in translation? Here is a list of just some of the inappropriate songs I have heard at weddings:

:bulletwhite:'Every Breath You Take' by Sting and the Police – This one will never fail to shock me when people play it as a love song, have you not listened to the lyrics? It's about stalker…."I'll be watching you….":wtf:
:bulletwhite:'One' by U2 – to quote the man himself: "It amazes me when people tell me they played it at their wedding or for comfort at a funeral. I go to myself, 'Are you crazy? It's about breaking up.'" (Los Angeles Times, 8th August 2004.) :petting:
:bulletwhite:'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion – She's singing about her lover who died.:tombstone:
:bulletwhite:'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson – I really don't understand why this was played. Maybe they were focusing on the lyrics about 'a girl who thinks I am the one' and ignoring the rest about the begetting of a love child.:backstab:
:bulletwhite:'One of Us' by Joan Osbourne – Yes, yes, it's a wonderfully deep and meaningful song. About God's isolation from humanity.:pray:
:bulletwhite:'Don't Speak' by No Doubt – a classic break-up song of the best kind.:sniff:
:bulletwhite:'When a Man Loves a Woman' by Percy Sledge – Sledge made this song up on the spot after he got dumped by his girlfriend seconds before having to go on stage to perform at a club. This is a song for all those men who've been too blinded by love to notice their woman treating them like dirt…actually come to think of it, I know the perfect couple for this song, but I'm not going to name names…:whisper:
:bulletwhite:' Perfect Day' by Lou Reed – A beautiful, touching song about one man and his heroin habit. Can you believe that Children in Need were going to rerecord it and use it as a fundraiser!:woohoo:
:bulletwhite:'Here with Me' by Dido – Written about the morning after the night before if you know what I mean *wink wink* *nudge nudge* :hump:
:bulletwhite:'November Rain' by Guns N' Roses – This is a sad song about a couple on the verge of breaking up.:tears:
:bulletwhite: 'White Wedding' by Billy Idol – This is a classic anti wedding song. It is about an angry man whose true love is married to someone else.:heartbreaker:
:bulletwhite: 'If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right' by Luther Ingram – This one would leave me asking questions. It's about two married people having an affair. "I don't wanna be right if it means coming home at night." … yeah maybe your significant other has something to tell you…:O_o:


But I'm not a complete kill joy – here are a couple of songs that will go down a treat at a wedding:

:bulletwhite: 'All I Want is You' by Barry Louis Polisar – This is a very happy go lucky song with such lyrics as "All I want is you, will you be my bride. Take me by the hand and stand by my side. All I want is you, will you stay with me? Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea. " honestly what a cute song!:love:
:bulletwhite: 'Don't Falter' by Mint Royales –  this is another sweet song about a bride singing about her love for her groom.:blowkiss:
:bulletwhite: 'Anyone Else but You' by The Moldy Peaches –here's a love song for the passionate, strong minded geeks. Which relates to me perfectly *giggle*:date:




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If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

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  • Mood: Adoration

WoW

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 27, 2009, 10:31 PM


As the lights brightened on the stage, they revealed a typical garden with a big pile of leaves, shrubs and a compost heap. Here we entered the world of a young boy who was playing in his backyard. He fort an imaginary enemy with a wooden sword which took him behind the sheets on the washing line revelling the shadow of the young boy and a pirate that he was fighting. This was the opening of the children's 'Blow the garden' Section in the World of Wearablearts. From the sheets came all the wonderful creators from a Childs imagination. These include fairies, goblins and the beautiful wining costume of a dandelion (The Dandelion Clock, Tracey Koole, Auckland.) which consist of three models that could brake apart to look like a dandelion blowing in the wind.  As the children left the stage the shrubs started to bounce up and down, the compost heap turned around to revel a man with a very large hump, the leaves broke apart to about 5 or 6 different people. The shrubs then climbed out of the ground as people in suits with shrubs for hair. The entire show was full of the little twist and turns like these as it pulled you deeper into the imagination of the designers and their 165 creations through the various categories which include graffiti art, magic gardens, super heroes, dancing cowboys, charming creatures from the dark and a parallel universe.
All of the costumes in the show were amazing, but the effort that must have been put into them made them even more breathe taking. Like that of David Walker's Lady Of The Wood (which won the Supreme award and the avant garde section).Lady Of The Wood is an Alaskan carpenter's 17th Century ball gown made entirely of  mahogany wood and lacewood with 52 strips of maple and cedar veneer for the hooped skirt and a wig made from wood shavings.
The show was hosted by the Top Twins…and I must say I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I especially loved it when a disco ball Minnie was on stage with body builders standing around it in glittery short shorts posing, while the Top Twins yodelled with topless Cowboys dancing in the crowd in glittery (revelling) costumes. My mums comment was "oh it wasn't as gay as last year…" I can only imagine what last years show must have been like!
The World of Wearablearts is an amazing show that has to be seen to be believed! It really has a fitting name…it was simply WOW.




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If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

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  • Mood: Wow!

you did what?!?!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 2, 2009, 11:42 PM


Usually if I hear a story like this I would have said to myself that is was over exaggerated, or there’s no way that could be true…but it is!
While at work a workmate of mine got a call from her boyfriend. He boyfriend was spending the day at home because he was hit in the face with a cricket ball and felt a little funny. That “funny” feeling would have been a concussion. My workmate picked up the phone and I saw her face turn white and she got all frantic. She kept yelling “go to the dentist” and “ put salt water on it!”
When she hung we were looking at her confused. When she explained we were more then confused we were shocked! Her boyfriend had a tooth ache (what more can you expect after being hit in the face with a cricket ball) so to solve the problem he got a pair of pliers and pulled the tooth out! Yes I am not making this up! There was blood all over the house and he was more worried that he couldn’t find his tooth after he dropped it!
Hes doing fine now, but he still hasn’t gone to see the dentist, or doctor, Silly boy.



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I specialize in logo design and acrylic paintings. But I also have experience in web design, children story book illustrations, t-shirt graphics, pencil illustrations, ink paintings and making toy plusies.

If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

All the links to my specialized galleries are to the right or you can find my commission information at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/journ…

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  • Mood: Confused
  • Reading: All your lovely messages

My first Daily Deviation!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 24, 2009, 1:50 PM


Woohoo :woohoo: I got a DD!
Mark Paraka toy by LilFairie
It was a bit of a shock to wake up and find 600+ messages waiting for me, and they just keep on coming! I tried to write back to everyone as much as I could for all your lovely comments and favs. If I left you out I am send out my thanks to you now :heart::heart::heart:
I’m so glad people like my idea and my toys! This is one step closer to marketing these little sparks of children’s joy. I’m hoping that by the end of this year I  will have a website up so you can send in your children drawings, buy the toys and books all from Alternative Imagination. Once its made I will be sure to post a link here.



Yay! my first Daily Deviation:heart:


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I specialize in logo design and acrylic paintings. But I also have experience in web design, children story book illustrations, t-shirt graphics, pencil illustrations, ink paintings and making toy plusies.

If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

All the links to my specialized galleries are to the right or you can find my commission information at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/journ…

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  • Mood: Amazed
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I Have a Job!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2009, 12:41 AM


When I applied to work at click clack it was for a fixed term contract for 4 months…but after seeing my work they really liked my designs and decided that maybe they should higher a full time graphic designer.
Today I got the call that I got the job!
Yip I got the first graphic design job I ever applied for, for an international company, only two months after I finished studying!
Whoo! :w00t:
I have to say it’s a huge load off my shoulders.

But I’m not going to let this full time job get to my head. I am still going to do freelance work in my spear time. Details below or click ‘Commission information’ to the right for contact information.

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I am available for freelance design or art work.
I specialize in logo design and acrylic paintings. But I also have experience in web design, children story book illustrations, t-shirt graphics, pencil illustrations, ink paintings and making toy plusies.

If you contact me now I can turn your child’s drawings into a one of a kind toy plusies for a discounted price – examples at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/galle….

All the links to my specialized galleries are to the right or you can find my commission information at this lilfairie.deviantart.com/journ…

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  • Mood: Delighted

happy birthday to me

Journal Entry: Sun May 3, 2009, 4:25 PM


Things at work are going well. The new packaging design is done and everyone loves it. It should be on the shelves (all over the world) in the next few months. Click Clack is so confident in my design skills they have asked me to design a new product line for them. Can you believe it? With in the first 4 months of my first full time job I have moved from designing adverts to designing the actual products! It still seams unreal.

:sing: Happy Birthday to Me! Yes that’s right today is my birthday  I’m so thrilled; my big present this year was a sewing machine. I’ve never owned one before. This is going to make all my toy making so much easier! I also got a lovely Pandora bead from chris and hes also printing a t-shirt with my design on it for me :excited:
With this new sewing machine I hope to get some new toys up on here real soon. One is a byproduct from the Alternative imagination line so keep your eye out for that one ;)
All in all I couldn’t ask for much more :heart:




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As a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, at UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand. I, Jessica McKenzie, am currently seeking full time employment as a graphic designer. My education and work experience in Graphic Design has enabled me to gain an understanding of design principles, printing processes, and various computer software.

:bulletgreen: Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand - 2009.
:bulletgreen: Diploma in Visual Arts, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand - 2006.
:bulletgreen: Certificate in Visual Arts, UCOL, Wairarapa, New Zealand - 2004.

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  • Mood: Cheerful
I have just finished the new retail packaging for Click Clack. It’s still in the development stage but everyone is very excited by it. I am moving Click Clack in a completely different direction. I am looking forward to when my work is sold world wide!
As personal projects go I am currently designing a paw shaped bed for my two new kitties Nimue and Loki. Along with the bed I am also designing two kitty dolls inspired by Nimue and Loki.
I also have a pamphlet design in the works, which I am creating to promote myself as a designer.


:spotlight-left:Hire me for Freelance work or as a full time Graphic Designer:</u>:spotlight-right:
As a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, at UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand. I, Jessica McKenzie, am currently seeking full time employment as a graphic designer. My education and work experience in Graphic Design has enabled me to gain an understanding of design principles, printing processes, and various computer software.

:bulletgreen: Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand - 2009.
:bulletgreen: Diploma in Visual Arts, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand - 2006.
:bulletgreen: Certificate in Visual Arts, UCOL, Wairarapa, New Zealand - 2004.

:email: If interested please email me at J_F_Mckenzie@hotmail.com


:pointr: Commission information

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Commission information

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 29, 2009, 5:45 PM


:spotlight-left:Commission information</u>:spotlight-right:

Art</u>

:bulletblack: Vector
:bulletgreen:Pin-Up Girl
> One character = $25, additional characters = $15
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:bulletgreen:Tattoo
> Black and white = $15, Coloured = $20
examples : lilfairie.deviantart.com/art/t… lilfairie.deviantart.com/art/P…
:bulletgreen:More Detailed work
> One character = $45, additional characters = $35
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:bulletblack: Pencil, Coloured pencil
> A3 = $30, A4 = $20
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:bulletblack: Ink
> A3 = $30, A4 = $20
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:bulletblack: Painting
> email for enquiry
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:bulletblack: Water Color
> A3 = $35, A4 = $25



Design</u>

:bulletblack: Logo
> Email for enquiry
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:bulletblack: Pamphlet
> Email for enquiry
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:bulletblack: Poster
> Email for enquiry
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:bulletblack: Package design
> Email for enquiry
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:bulletblack: Other
> Email for enquiry
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Note:</b>
- $$$ are in New Zealand Currency
- Prices are subjected to change depending on difficulty of work



  Payment details </u>
Depending on what you are after, I will draw up a free pencil sketch proof. Once the desired proof is drawn up 50% of the fee is required to start the final product. The addition 50% will be required at the completion of the final product.
  I will accept payment by:
:bulletgreen: Direct credit
:bulletgreen: check
:bulletgreen: PayPal


Contact info</u>

Email - J_F_Mckenzie@hotmail.com
Web - jessicamckenzie.carbonmade.com…



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  • Listening to: Your requirements
  • Reading: Invoice slip
Graduation
Graduation was on the 24.03.09. The ceremony went well. But I did have a mini melt down just before entering the stage. My cap dropped out of my hands – and with my quick cat like reflexes I caught it by the tassel – then *snap* off comes the tassel. I freaked out! What is a graduation cap with out a tassel?! Just a weird, strange, square, flat hat. But luckily with Dee’s MacGyver skills, she managed to tie the tassel onto the cap just before I went on stage. Unfortunately I ran across the stage because I was scared the tassel will fall off – ruining all of my mum’s photo opportunities.
But the day wasn’t a complete loss. I got my Diploma for one, and I had professional photos taken with my mum. I also got a call that I could move into a new flat that I applied for that day, and its completely refurnished! All in all it was a pretty good day.


Higher me for Freelance work or as a full time Graphic Designer:
As a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, at UCOL, Palmerston North. I, Jessica McKenzie, am currently seeking full time employment as a graphic designer. My education and work experience in Graphic Design has enabled me to gain an understanding of design principles, printing processes, and various computer software.

Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging, UCOL, Palmerston North- 2009.
Diploma in Visual Arts, UCOL, Palmerston North- 2006.
Certificate in Visual Arts, UCOL, Wairarapa- 2004.

If interested please email me at J_F_Mckenzie@hotmail.com
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I have a job!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 4, 2009, 5:09 PM
I have a job!

Guess who's the new graphic designer for Click Clack...
MMMMMEEEE!!!
Yip I have finally got a graphic design job, and to make things better its for a product that is sold all over the world!
Although a job in my chosen carrier, more pay, and the experience is all great, what im really looking forward to most is quitting my part time job and getting my weekends back!




Alternative Imagination

"Whenever a child is lonely and bored,
It is because the friends that swim their mind are being ignored.
So get out a pen and paper,
Or a crayon if you choose,
To find the new friends that are waiting to be rescued.

When a new friend is drawn to perfection,
The Alternative Imagination fairy will add your friend to the collection.
She will wave her wand with a swish and a flick,
And here you can agree,
That your friend will come to life as quick as can be."

Alternative Imagination
Bringing children's imaginary friends to life.


Alternative Imagination has a range of toys that can help children communicate their feelings, look deeper at nature, discover the alphabet, or simply learn about family values. The core value of Alternative Imagination is to let children be children. With Alternative Imagination children are encouraged to use their imagination to find the new and exciting friends that surround them, while they discover and meet other children's friends adopted by the Alternative imagination brand.
Alternative Imagination embraces children’s drawings and imagination. This is echoed throughout the brand.  

Alternative Imagination
Rufus Toy by LilFairie Rufus by LilFairie Mark Paraka toy by LilFairie Mark Paraka by LilFairie Al Phant Toy by LilFairie Al Phant by LilFairie Ally Phant Toy by LilFairie Ally Phant by LilFairie Ali Phant Toy by LilFairie Ali Phant by LilFairie


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Alternative Imagination

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2008, 3:25 PM
Alternative Imagination

“Whenever a child is lonely and bored,
It is because the friends that swim their mind are being ignored.
So get out a pen and paper,
Or a crayon if you choose,
To find the new friends that are waiting to be rescued.

When a new friend is drawn to perfection,
The Alternative Imagination fairy will add your friend to the collection.
She will wave her wand with a swish and a flick,
And here you can agree,
That your friend will come to life as quick as can be.

Alternative Imagination
Bringing children’s imaginary friends to life.”

Alternative Imagination has a range of toys that can help children communicate their feelings, look deeper at nature, discover the alphabet and arrange sentences, or simply learn about family values. The core value of Alternative Imagination is to let children be children. With Alternative Imagination children are encouraged to use their imagination to find the new and exciting friends that surround them, while they discover and meet other children’s friends adopted by the Alternative imagination brand.
Alternative Imagination embraces children’s drawings and imagination. This is echoed throughout the brand. A new friend is formed when the Alternative imagination fairy discovers a child’s drawing of their imaginary friend. The Alternative imagination fairy then asks the child about the friends’ personality and how they were first discovered. With that she waves her magic sewing needle and a new Alternative imagination toy is created. Although the toy is created in a three dimensional form, the Alternative imagination fairy makes sure it adopts traits found with in the child’s drawing


So what is Alternative Imagination?

Alternative Imagination is the project I did for UCOL, Palmerston North. We had a whole year to complete a project of our choice. I chose to create my own brand. I love working with kids so it seamed obvious to create a child’s brand.
Alternative Imagination is a combination of 5 toys:
- Mark Paraka
- Rufus
- And the Phants (Al, Ally and Ali)
For the brand I also created 3 posters and a children’s storybook.

Although this project was a lot of work, I had so much fun doing it!

Alternative Imagination will be on display at Te Manawa Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand, from the 22nd of Nov to the 14 on Jan.
If you can make it I will love to see you there!



Alternative Imagination
Rufus Toy by LilFairie Rufus by LilFairie Mark Paraka toy by LilFairie Mark Paraka by LilFairie Al Phant Toy by LilFairie Al Phant by LilFairie Ally Phant Toy by LilFairie Ally Phant by LilFairie Ali Phant Toy by LilFairie Ali Phant by LilFairie


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Do you have a child that loves to draw?

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 5, 2008, 8:48 PM
Do you have a child that loves to draw?

Would you love to see their drawings come to life?


I am a third year design student embarking on a major project involving children drawings. I aim to gather children drawings on their imaginary friends (or the ultimate friend they can think of). From these drawings I interpret into my own style to create a new and exciting toy or book. Each child’s name, age and country will be featured on they toys, and the children can even name the toys themselves!

And this is were you come in. Do you (or any one you know) have a child that loves to draw and will love to see their drawing come to life? If their drawings are picked, I may make a product (Toy/book), which I will send to you to give to the child! What a cool present will that be?


Requirements:

-Drawing of an imaginary friend or the ultimate friend they can think of.
- Childs information, (name, age, hobbies, country,)
- friends information, (name, age, likes, dislikes)
- photo of the child with the drawing
- contact information

As this is just a project no profit what so ever will be made by my course provider or me.

If this sounds like something you will be interested in please contact me by note or email (J_F_Mckenzie@hotmail.com).

Thanks!

Examples
Rufus by LilFairie Mark Paraka by LilFairie Al Phant by LilFairie Ally Phant by LilFairie Ali Phant by LilFairie


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  • Mood: Lazy
Gosh it's been a while since I last updated…
First off thank you all for the 10,000 page views!  That's very exciting!

Course is going well. I now have my own personal logo that I can send to companies when I apply for work. I got it printed onto coffee mugs to send to them, along with chocolate covered coffee beans.  I'm also designing t-shirts at the moment for a fundraiser. I'm sort on ideas, so if you have any, send me a note and I might draw it up :D I'm also designing a children's brand, boy it's a lot of work! I've got to go and interview children (aged 2 to 5 – talk about challenging!) as well as interview toy company practitioners…. it's a mighty project!

I am looking forward to a break from course and work though, Chris and me are thinking of going on a mini holiday – we just have to figure out were and when first.

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