Live Well Studio:
Self Love

NQ, Manchester

Live Well Studio (now the Live Well Project) is a new concept of store, providing coffee and crystals, with a downstairs studio space opening up. Sesame was tasked with creating a window drawing to cover both windows with the theme of “Self Love”, in time for Valentine’s Day, and to spread the message thereafter. This was our first drawing for Live Well in February 2022 and we’ve been doing them ever since.

Window view of Northern Quarter in Manchester before doing a live illustration on the window.
First outlines on the windows for the drawing in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Creating the design

Using the term “self love”, we initially started with concepts which were sent over to Live Well to choose from. When starting out with a new store, we find it best to provide concepts in advance to make sure they are happy prior to beginning the artwork.

Outside view of Livewell Studio illustrated windows for Valentine's Day

On the day, the drawing was drawn directly on the inside of the windows (including the lettering!). Live Well chose to have the illustration on the inside of the windows to avoid any damage or wear and tear happening on the outside. The designs looked strong from both the inside and outside of the shop, and the use of lines within the illustration cast incredible shadows onto the inside of the shop. This stayed perfectly on the windows until it was washed off ready for us to give them a new design which you can see here.

If you have a window you’d like to discuss then please get in contact below! We primarily draw on windows in the North-West, but we’ve been known to travel a little further afield. Whether you need help creating an idea, or you know exactly how you’d like your windows to look, we can help make it happen!