Bird House Collaboration

Some talented friends of mine Jack Smith and Gemma Matthias establish a design studio - Smithmatthias Ltd in 2012. They have some beautiful and very cool designs, and work with natural and sustainable materials. They recently asked me to create some designs to decorate one of their pieces, a flat pack bird house

With their passion for natural materials I decided to work on some designs that celebrate our natural environment. The first is based around seeds, a trail of those eaten by birds and some commonly seen on the ground at this time of year. The second has a more wintery theme with leaves, pine branches and cones. 

I drew the patterns by hand and vectorised them using Illustrator. To test the patterns onto the plywood bird houses I simply used carbon copy paper.