Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Surfboard design reposted

As requested here's my entry into the competition again :)

It was a competition for a surfboard design for a new range of women's surfboards to be made and released here in New Zealand. The winner would win a surfboard with their design on - VERY COOL! I would have absolutely loved a surfboard with my design - it's been many, many years since I last surfed and that would have been so good to get back into it. They're not cheap surfboards! Ah well.

I took the photo of lily's from a bunch that my wonderful Chris got me and the two koru in the shape of a heart represents us and our love (similar to our wedding bands that I designed as well). The koru is an integral symbol in Maori design, it's a stylised newborn, unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. Commonly known to represent new beginnings.


Blogger moggie said...

the judges have Got to be tripping!

saffron, this is your work? i've been in the advertising line for 19 years and always keep an eye out for good design work....this is simply awesome! (great rationale too). am very impressed.

4:27 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Wow Moggie, thank you so much. I really appreicate your comment. So now I wanna know what you do for a job... I'll tell you bout mine if you tell me bout yours... ;) I've been in the design/advertising industry for about 13 years now in designer roles with various companies, with my last job being studio manager of a small agency (hard, hard work as it was start-up company and required 200% constantly), then I got pregnant and left to be a mummy (hard, hard work but incredibly rewarding! Just wish I got the salary I used to get!!!). I've won a couple of national awards, which is pretty cool to have in the old portfolio as they're well known industry-wide. I miss it as I am very into my work, so I'm still taking on the odd project on a freelance basis, but it's hard with the wee one. Looking forward hearing bout yours. See ya and thanks again.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Michelle & Sienna said...

Wow saff what a wonderful design I love it!!
It is so beautiful

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Sean said...

Looking at how good yours is, I do want to see what they ultimately picked.

Gotta ask... is it horribly prohibitive in cost to get a board with that design made for yourself?

I know NOTHING about surfing so that may be a silly question.


5:14 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Hi Michelle and lovely little Sienna - took me a while to work out who you were!! But now I know - thanks heaps for that :)

Sean - Thanks a lot. I desperately want to see the winning entry but they're not being very helpful in enabling this. I shall keep trying though cause I'm a persistent thing. Surfboard's cost anything from $500 upwards here and then I'd say getting your design put on (dependant upon size) would be, at a guess, around $200-$300 for something large like mine.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Divemuster said...

Hi Saffron. Sorry to hear about your entry not getting the winners but hey, yours is still a wonderful, wonderful design. Think you could get that design on a surfer's tee or something? I know it's meant to be on a woman's surfboard but I think it would also be gorgeous on white lycra.

Cheers to you.

- divemuster -

1:56 PM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Hey Divemuster - thanks! It would be great on a tee - good idea. I'll have to do that at some stage - though of course it may end up with the many t-shirt designs I've thought I'll do but haven't gotten around to. I'll do it once day though. Just wont be anytime soon!

9:17 PM  
Blogger curryegg said...

Wow! You created this? It looks beautiful to me.. Cool! Hope that you will keep on designing and don't give up!
And divemuster is right. It'll be a great idea to print the design on tee... :D

12:31 AM  

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