Emma Levey is a Cardiff based freelance illustrator and writer who likes nothing more than to doodle and draw. Emma's first book 'Hattie Peck' has just been released and she is currently working on her third.
Inspired by her childhood and pretty much anything she counters, Emma brings to life her imagination with hand painted illustrations that are bold in colour and lively in expression.
Lydia Coventry is currently in her final year studying Illustration at Plymouth University. Lydia is a collage illustrator so her main process is making fun images by cutting out shapes from textured or patterned paper that she makes.
She loves illustrating and writing for young children which is why a lot of her work focuses on witty, colourful and fun characters. Lydia have always loved colour and pattern making and hope to pursue it further to eventually release her own range of products.
Alice Dart is a Devon based Surface Pattern Designer with a love for patterns, illustration, stationery and homeware. Alice works under her studio name 'Alice Perry Designs'. She has a fun and illustrative style to her work, all of her designs start in her sketchbook, with colour added later using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Today she is showcasing designs from her latest nautical themed stationery collection 'All at Sea' and pieces from her Woodland Friends collection.
All of Alice's designs are available for licensing, she also welcomes freelance work and bespoke commissions, so get in touch.
Samara was chosen as a runner-up in the recent Colour of Love competition.
Samara is currently in her final year studying Illustration at Falmouth University. Primarily illustrating for a young audience, she loves designing funny little characters as well as writing and illustrating picture books. She has always had a love for pattern design and plans to develop this area of work further in the future.
Sophie Honeybelle is a UK-based surface pattern designer. She graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art where she specialised in painting.
Sophie recently retrained as a surface pattern designer with the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course, having worked as a jewellery designer/maker since 2009.
Her current, main, influences are: Damask wallpapers, 1950s colour palette, 1960s motifs, particularly curvy ones, Tessellation, Traditional Middle Eastern mosaics, Plants, especially flowers.
I’m interested in producing a graphic, clean quality to my work, using beautiful, harmonising colours and creating designs that are bold, interesting and unusual. My designs are created on a foundation of experimentation as I feel this keeps the work fresh, exciting and challenging. While I have influences and external sources of inspiration, I like to play while I’m working so that the unexpected can come through.
Faye is a freelance designer who creates surface pattern designs and greetings cards. She has a passion for colour and loves doing what she does, combining hand drawn imagery, pattern and gorgeous colour to create happy design.
Faye studied Surface Pattern at Staffordshire University and was then very fortunate to start her career as an in house designer at Watermark Publishing. After gaining 7 years invaluable commercial experience, she is now following her freelance dream! Faye's designs have been published across a variety of high street stores, including stationery guru's Paperchase.
To find out more about Faye visit her portfolio page here.
Shannon has been a graphic designer for many years, she recently launched Shindig Design Studio to explore adventures in art licensing and surface pattern design. Shannon loves clean, simple shapes, bold graphics and retro inspiration. She lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire (USA) with her three wonderful daughters and amazingly supportive husband. All of her designs are available for licensing and she's happy to work on commission as well.
To find out more about Shannon visit her website, and blog.
Amy is a textile designer who graduated from Manchester School of art
with a First Class Honours in BA Hons Textiles. Currently specialising in
Printed Textiles for fashion and interior with a wonderful portfolio of design work.