Artists' Profiles

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Alex Cowell

Alex Cowell

In my last year at primary school, I entered an art competition run by the local library, to design a sheet of Christmas ... Read more

Alison Hullyer

Alison Hullyer

I graduated from Newcastle in 1990 after studying Graphic Design, Illustration and Printmaking. I now live in Cambridge with ... Read more

Alison Vickery

Alison Vickery

After Art School, I worked as a designer and design manager for some time, then started to freelance, concentrating on ... Read more

Amanda Loverseed

Amanda Loverseed

It is amazing to think that I have been working with Phoenix Trading since the turn of the century! It has been a creative ... Read more

Angela Rekucki

Angela Rekucki

After designing for over seven years at a paper goods company, I started my own studio in 2009 and began selling and licensing ... Read more

Anji Basaran

Anji Basaran

I have always been creative and, since leaving art college with an HND in Design Crafts, I have had a variety of jobs before ... Read more

Ann Shephard

Ann Shephard

I have always loved creating and painting and knew I wanted a career within the creative industry. Whilst attending ... Read more

Anna Cattermole

Anna Cattermole

Anna is an art graduate who trained as an Illustrator. While trying to establish herself as an artist, she worked, among ... Read more

Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis

After leaving university with a graphic design degree, I was unsure which direction to take so I tried a whole range of ... Read more

Camilla Charnock

Camilla Charnock

I've been working as an illustrator since leaving art school 20 years ago. I work mainly for magazines but have also ... Read more

Carla Koala

Carla Koala

I am a very lucky person as I get to draw fun, silly, quirky, funky, cool images for a fabby company who has continued to ... Read more

Claire Henley

Claire Henley

During my childhood, I spent so much time drawing and painting that enrolling at art college seemed a natural extension. I ... Read more

Claire Hocking

Claire Hocking

After graduating from my Surface Pattern degree at the University of Huddersfield in 2002, I went on to study for an MA in ... Read more

Delyth Lloyd-Evans

Delyth Lloyd-Evans

After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, I began a career as a freelance illustrator. It was at this time that I ... Read more

Di Brookes

Di Brookes

I have always loved to draw and paint since I was a little girl, ever the perfectionist!

I graduated from ... Read more

Diane Demirci

Diane Demirci

Having qualified as a graphic designer in 1985 and then worked in Design and Advertising for twenty years, later moving in to ... Read more

Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston

I have illustrated cards, gift wrap and other fun products for Phoenix for two years now. My first card was "Candy Tree" in ... Read more

Gerry Murray

Gerry Murray

Working as a designer and illustrator is a real privilege. I am passionate about running my own business, having the freedom ... Read more

Gill Roberts

Gill Roberts

I am an illustrator living with my husband in a village just west of Cardiff, in Wales.

I have been illustrating ... Read more

Harriet Mellor

Harriet Mellor

After leaving university with a degree in Fine Art, I started my own business designing wedding stationery. Then, soon after ... Read more

Hazel Fisher

Hazel Fisher

I have always loved to be creative, whether that is drawing and painting, card making, sewing or crocheting, so working in a ... Read more

Heidi Clark

Heidi Clark

I have been painting and drawing ever since I could hold a pencil and brush! I remember scooping out quantities of emulsion ... Read more

Helen Millar

Helen Millar

After studying for a degree in printed textile design I initially worked freelance selling my paintings in a London gallery. I ... Read more

Helen Smith

Helen Smith

I have been an artist with Phoenix Trading since 2003. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since my first Phoenix card, 'A ... Read more

Honor Ayres

Honor Ayres

I remember from an early age sitting with my Nan at her kitchen table painting garden flowers. A keen artist herself, I always ... Read more

Jan Barger

Jan Barger

Drawing and colouring were among my favourite things to do as a child, and remain so today. My tools and materials are more ... Read more

Janine Drayson

Janine Drayson

I love using pens and watercolours to create fun and quirky designs that make people smile!

The countryside and ... Read more

Joanne Cave

Joanne Cave

My love for creating began at an early age, with an inspirational art teacher and a giant tin of new colouring ... Read more

Julia Rigby

Julia Rigby

Julia Rigby's first design Farm Invitation came out in the spring of 2002. Since then, her designs have been ... Read more

Julie West

Julie West

I live in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife with my husband and two children.

I am very fortunate to live on the edge of ... Read more

June Armstrong

June Armstrong

June Armstrong's delightful pen and watercolour illustrations first came to our attention in January 2004, after our ... Read more

Karen Tye Bentley

Karen Tye Bentley

I was always interested in anything arty while I was growing up and, after indulging myself at Newcastle-under-Lyme College of ... Read more

Kate Garrett

Kate Garrett

I have always been a bit arty and was endlessly drawing as a child, even managing to win a couple of national art competitions ... Read more

Kate Gunn

Kate Gunn

After leaving Art college with a textile degree I combined working as a freelance designer and teaching art at a secondary ... Read more

Kate Mawdsley

Kate Mawdsley

I grew up in Lancashire in the north west of England. We lived near the coast and my father was a farmer, so I had a really ... Read more

Kaz Lammie

Kaz Lammie

I have always known from a young age that I wanted to create art of some kind. I grew up seeing my father tutor students ... Read more

Laura Stone

Laura Stone

Since graduating in 2009 with a degree in surface pattern design, I have been working as a freelance designer. I have always ... Read more

Linda Vine

Linda Vine

After leaving Art College in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with an HND specialising in Illustration, my career started in the design ... Read more

Louise Adams

Louise Adams

I am very fortunate to come from an artistic family and to live and work in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, in the old ... Read more

Louise Anglicas

Louise Anglicas

I wasn’t sure what to do for a career when I finished school, so I enrolled on an Art Foundation course at Rochdale College. ... Read more

Louise Anglicas and Michael Cheung

Louise Anglicas and Michael Cheung

I think artistic tendencies are in our blood. I can remember, from a very young age, illustrating and making my own version of ... Read more

Louise Mulgrew

Louise Mulgrew

I’m an Illustrator and Card Publisher working from my quirky, ricketty studio in the weird and wonderful North Laines in ... Read more

Louise Rawlings

Louise Rawlings

Since graduating in the early 90s with a degree in surface decoration, I've enjoyed a long and varied career as a freelance ... Read more

Matthew Jeanes

Matthew Jeanes

Matt has been painting for as long as he can remember.

He decided as a child that’s the one thing he wanted to do, ... Read more

Mikki Butterley

Mikki Butterley

After studying Graphic Design at Blackpool College of Art and Design, I applied for a junior artist position at a local ... Read more

Patricia MacCarthy

Patricia MacCarthy

I graduated from Brighton Art College in the '80s (Raymond Briggs was a tutor then!) with a degree in graphic design, and have ... Read more

Rachel Skeet

Rachel Skeet

Since graduating in 2006 with a degree in contemporary textiles, I have worked in many different design roles. I started out ... Read more

Rebecca Harry

Rebecca Harry

I live in Cardiff, South Wales, with my two lovely children. As a child, I loved to draw, but back then I’d never have ... Read more

Sarah Livingstone

Sarah Livingstone

I left university with a degree in fashion and launched into a career designing for the main High Street retailers which, in ... Read more

Stefanie Hoffman

Stefanie Hoffman

I grew up in Germany and studied graphic design in Hamburg. After I finished my graphic design degree, I moved to London and ... Read more

Suzy Furze

Suzy Furze

I graduated from Leeds, in Interior Design, in 1995. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed my 17-year career as an interior ... Read more

Tim Mason

Tim Mason

It is a great opportunity to be part of the Phoenix team and to have the freedom to submit various styles of art to add to ... Read more

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