morgan girvin

illustrator, maker and hermit

Uncoloured and Coloured versions of ‘Happy Birthday’


The aim for this illustration was to create an illustration that would be suitable for the front of a birthday card, whilst also staying true to myself as an Illustrator. I didn’t want to create any old generic image, so I tried to find an interesting take on the idea of a birthday illustration.

I ended up focusing on the idea of soft play areas since it’s quite personal and nostalgic to myself, yet I also think it’s familiar to a lot of different people of different ages around the UK. Whether you be a child or a parent, the card can remind you of the hustle and bustle, as well as the sticky surfaces, of childrens birthday parties!