This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world’s cutest and most popular form of shorthand. I was invited to design a new emoji by Gavin Lucas who compiled, edited and wrote this wonderful book.

My first idea literally ran into a brick wall and was rejected. Fingers crossed I could come up with a design that would get my work in the book!

This was my first slightly sketchy attempt..

Fortunately the internet came to my rescue as it includes this amazing handy reference.

Sweeet success….

My design even became a badge… Something that the multi-talented Mr.Lucas has also written about.

Find out more about badges and Emojis.