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A graphic designer living and working in beautiful Zürich, Switzerland.
Interests: Parallel to my passion for art & design, l enjoy spending time outdoors, as l find fresh air helps to rejuvenate the creative mind. l enjoy socialising with my friends and family, cooking delicious recipes, travelling, listening to music, attending concerts, reading books, swimming, and ski-ing. l feel it's important to take time to nuture friendships, and so it's a favourite past-time of mine to enjoy the company of close friends. Each piece of work featured on Looking Glass is with kind permission of the artist. No downloading or use of image is permitted without prior authorisation from the original source.
Recent Activity
Seven magical years ago, the Looking Glass journey started as a drawing - a simple vision of an idea to design an online visual space for creative inspiration. It quickly leapt off the page into the digital world, as a reflection not only of my artist side and to show... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Looking Glass
Upon first entering the Marlow Moss exhibition at the leading institute and internationally known Museum Haus Konstruktiv, l must admit the work of Piet Mondrian sprang to mind. However, this train of thought was swiftly swept aside upon closer inspection of the work and life of artist Marlow Moss. Layer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Looking Glass
As we embark on a new year, l find myself thinking about how l wish to shape the next twelve months. A box of beautifully crafted pencils and a copy of the inspirational Flow 2017 diary have set me on my way. Looking forward to see on which enriching paths... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Looking Glass
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Jan 17, 2017
It was during the warm summer months that l was introduced to 'Precious Cargo', (gold, frankincense and myrrh) created by glassybaby. The team couldn't wait to showcase their Christmas creations, which proved to be rather timely, as l was on my way to Cologne, Germany - home to the shrine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Looking Glass
A month on and the Long Night of the Museums discoveries have been processed and explored. It was a beautiful and insightful journey. Commencing from the floating wooden platform of Manifesta ll, Jill and l watched a series of short films. A collection of stories bringing together various local professions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Looking Glass
This Saturday sees me embark (with client & friend Jill Allemang) on my first attendence to the annual 'Long Night of the Zurich Museums'. Browsing through the program generates heightened anticipation of visual engagement via exhibitions, installations and live performance ... an 'artist day' comes alive during the twilight hour... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Looking Glass
The magic of film has the power to inspire, enchant, captivate and above all else transport us to another world. The exceptional work of Graphic Designer Annie Atkins (for filming-making), poignantly stands out as a rich example of visual impact with its meticulous attention to detail. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Looking Glass
l wish to start this year's Looking Glass postings by sharing a photograph of my 'Seaglass space'. This is where my visual communication work is created, where a calendar can be turned in typographic style, where a 3D-cardboard globe can be spun while pondering creative ideas, where l rotate creative... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Looking Glass
It has been said that *"Christmas is almost the Olympics of wit for designers, with the toughest competition and past performance to surpass". Not wishing to appear twee or over the top, as a designer l like to take the creative direction of raising a smile with a gentle injection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Looking Glass
In Swahili, Uma means fork. To me *Uma means gastronomic jewel. Located in Barcelona, Chef Iker Erauzkin & food writer/journalist Anna Yébenes have opened the doors into their imaginative world of gourmet cuisine. Memorable glimpses of Iker's cooking workshop balanced with a showstopping "pure genius" culinary performance has equated to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Looking Glass
Hi Nate, Many thanks indeed for your kind response to my Looking Glass posting. Much appreciated. Elizabeth Hitchman Seeguetstrasse 8 8804 Au/Zürich Switzerland +41 (0) 43 536 58 16 +41 (0) 79 538 35 47
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2015 on Illustration & exploration at Looking Glass
September has happily begun with not-too-distant summer memories of places visited and joyfully explored. Prior to my trip to Spain at the beginning of August, l discovered the exuberant map 'Barcelona, Spain' illustrated by Farida Zaman via the web platform 'They Draw & Travel'. Syncroncity at its magical best! Especially... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Looking Glass
I feel most fortunate to have struck up a friendship with the writer D.B. (Daryl) Miller in the spring of 2003. We met through a magazine project which we were both working on at the time. From the outset she inspired me not only as a creative, but as an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Looking Glass
l was recently given a beautifully hand-crafted sketch-book with crisp white pages. To me, these pages excitingly appear as a blank canvas in which l can play, collect and create visual stories. l tend to start at the end of the book, as well as the beginning, meeting in the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Looking Glass
Founded by wife and husband team, Anna & Nathan Bond, Rifle Paper.Co knows no visionary bounds. Starting out as a small stationary business in 2009 their design journey has rapidly, yet intuitively developed into a global "lifestyle brand" with products galore. Anna has taken her creative talents to heights of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Looking Glass
The animal kingdom has long fascinated me. My trips to Africa and Asia, have fortunately allowed me to take the opportunity to observe animals in their natural environment. These trips truly hightened my awareness, leaving me with an indepth sense of awe and wonder. The visual delight (spent one late... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Looking Glass
lt was through printing talent Rita Nicolussi that my introduction to the communicative charms of Le pigeon voyageur was made. A collaboration (based in Switzerland) between Rita and illustrator Naomi Baldauf, the classical form of high-end stationary is richly celebrated hand in hand with creative illustration and extensive exploration of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Looking Glass
Welcome to the world of Nendo! The Nendo objective is to give people a small "!" moment. On discovering Chief Designer Oki Sato and his team's work, l've certainly enjoyed many a moment. A refreshing feeling evolves when browsing the Nendo website. Looking at everyday objects from a different viewpoint... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Looking Glass
With an accomplished background in textile and interior design, Denise Fiedler has successfully expanded her exploration of textures to a creative project called 'Paste'. Re-discovering in 2009 vintage books and flashcards which she had collected over a number of years, Denise came up with the idea to turn these new-found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Looking Glass
Pearl Jam live in concert, Milan, 20th June 2014. A date that will remain steadfast in memory. A band that l've followed since the release of their debut album 'Ten' (1992). A repertoire steeped in emotive music, richly indepth lyrics sung with a beautifully haunting voice... A captivating combination of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Looking Glass
l was introduced to the creative charms of Flow by artist friend Sandra Ondraschek, who on a trip to Edinburgh wrote, "I thought of you as I picked up a copy of 'Flow' (magazine) and wondered if we had talked about it?". lt was early morning when l read her... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Looking Glass
It was at the beginning of the year that glassybaby was brought to my attention in the colourful shape of 'belle' via the Pearl Jam newsletter (l'm a long-term follower of this gifted band, hence inclusion of "given to fly" ). Upon reading the articles, l subsequently clicked on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Looking Glass
What a wonderful way to spend the calender year, plotting your way through British made 'Dot-to-Date' - a playful piece, designed by Dan Usiskin. Each design takes a well-known London landmark and invites you to join the dots in your choice of medium. Perhaps you may feel inspired to brighten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Looking Glass
A few months ago, l had the immense pleasure to work in collaboration with artist Sandra Ondraschek-Norris on a book project, drawing together a collection of her landscape paintings. And over the years, l've been fortunate to observe Sandra's work during the different stages. Sandra's studio is an inspirational sight... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Looking Glass