I am an illustrator living in a quiet corner of Bristol, where I create my collection of hand-drawn illustrated cards.
After studying Illustration at Kingston University, I spent a few years working in publishing as a graphic designer before dusting off my paintbrushes and taking the leap to set up my own illustration business.
Since then, I have launched my first collection of illustrated greeting cards inspired by my love of the natural world. The collection is now stocked in a number of retailers in Bristol and around the country. In addition to this, I also take on private commissions and other freelance work.
We make cards for people who appreciate simplicity, originality and timeless design. We want to feed curious minds and awaken a sense of wonder for the world we live in. Sending a card is about connecting with the people we value in our lives and simply taking the time to tell them so. They can help you celebrate the big things in life, as well as the precious everyday moments. We think that this deserves something beautifully designed and thoughtfully crafted.
The process begins at our home studio in Bristol, England. All of the designs you see are drawn by hand in meticulous detail by Persephone, using only brush and ink and are afterwards coloured digitally. We like to retain this link to time-honoured traditions, as it keeps us firmly rooted in our craft in a way that’s befitting for the 21st century.
As a stationery business, we are very conscious of our need to minimise the impact we have on the environment and to this end, we carefully consider every detail of our business and use recycled materials and FSC-certified papers for all our cards. Wherever possible we work with local suppliers to source our materials and print all of our cards on professional presses here in England.