Thursday, December 29, 2011

Elizabeth Joy Designs

Morning lovelies! I have some things to show you and would love to hear some feedback. I'm working on something very exciting - Elizabeth Joy Designs - which I hope to softly launch on Etsy in the Spring of 2012.  Soon you'll be able to shop a line of my aesthetic in the form of chic home accessories online and hopefully in your favorite stores. This is something very new and challenging for me and I'm working passionately and hard, researching and learning every night when I get home from work to prepare for what hopefully will be a very successful product line.

Some very, VERY early sketches of inspiration I've been playing around with include:



{As you can see I am sooo not a graphic designer so please excuse the sloppiness - all of my ideas will eventually be drafted up by a professional :)}

But literally I just drafted these up and wanted to show you. I have tons more designs I'm working on but am loving the monograms and patterns. I'm looking forward to adding other images in place of monograms as well. 

I've been keeping this to myself because I hate to spread the word on something that is so new and in the wee early stages of development but I thought it would be cool if this could become a collaboration with style lovers like you. 

Do you have opinions, insights into the market, advice, contacts? Do share!

If you'd rather email me, please feel free: (though I should get going shouldn't I?)


  1. ...number three...the others are hard on the eyes...too much movement in the background.

  2. I admit that I'm on chevron overload--it may not be timeless. I like the gentle colors of #3, but perhaps use a scallop shell instead of dots?

    Good luck!

  3. Congratulations on your new venture! I love the 2nd design down from the top...with the EJB Monogram.

  4. My favorites are #1 and #3, I agree with what's been mentioned above as far as having too much of a busy view for the eye in the others. One thing that #'s 1 & 3 have in common is a central view point that your eye is led to; you see the rest of the detail in the pattern, but aren't overwhelmed with too much.

    Can't wait to see more! :) Congrats on this new venture!!

  5. Congrats to you, Liz - can't wait to see what 2012 holds for you. I, too, like #3 the best because of the simpler background. I also really love how you used the different fonts for your name...the Joy really shows up and looks great.

    Happy New Year!!


  6. Thank you all so much for your comments!! I look forward to unveiling my progress to all of you for your feedback :)

  7. Congratulations - looking forward to your shop!