Written by admin on January 21, 2010 – 1:45 am -
Each month I’ll be turning the spotlight on one of the Uk designers who’s work I’ve featured in this blog. And the best place to start – me! So Letterfest is my other company where I design and make personalied gifts inspired by my love of letterforms and design. I take my inspiration from signage and letter designs from different eras – from clean and classic; to intricate, hand-painted signs; to cool, contemporary fonts. I love unique gifts, and gorgeous bits and bobs for the home and use different environmentally-friendly materials, including recycled paper, organic cotton, wood and stone. I was a graphic designer in London for 15 years working for brands such as Rimmel and Topshop. After working and commuting ourselves into the ground, my husband and I left it all behind and moved to a little house by the sea in Devon. We finally had the life we wanted – walking on the beach, knowing everyone from the village, both working from home. But I soon wanted to design again and do something creative, so I started a little shop on Etsy with art prints and personalised keepsakes.
One of the most popular gifts are these personalised stones, with your chosen date or name engraved in a natural stone pebble, in either grey or white. Each pebble is unique – a special keep sake for loved ones, christenings and dates you want to remember. I especially like the pebbles because I love the contrast between the rough natural pebble and the delicate lines of the type. From Etsy I found new reatilers to sell my work including online marketplace Not on the High Street. With the increase in sales I now had to source the pebbles from a local quarry and store 4 tonnes in our garden! This coming year I’m introducing new art prints using letterpress and vintage wooden letters, an alphabet series for kids and new personalised wooden keepsakes. Of course, you’ll be the first to know about anything new!