A Cup of Tea with…Megan Claire!

Hello thortful friends and welcome to our brand new weekly feature, ‘A cup of tea with…’! Each week we’re going to be speaking to one of our talented creators about their career, inspirations, motivations and tips on how to succeed in the business. Best of all, they’ll be taking over our Instagram account (@thortful) at…

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Interview with Peter Cole & Claire Barrie

How did you come up with the idea of Reigning Cats . . . and dogs? Claire and I had previously collaborated on a card range which was licensed and distributed by UK-leading greetings company Paperlink, but for this range we decided to publish independently. We wanted complete creative control in order to create cards we…

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Interview with Alice Potter

Send this card How did you start with design and illustration? I studied Textile Design in London, where I specialized in Digital Print. After graduating in 2008, I was bit lost and it took me until 2010 before I took a short course in Illustration just on a whim. The short course taught me what illustration…

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Interview with Leanne Hearnden

Get the card here When did you start illustrating? I don’t think there was ever a clear starting point; I’ve just always loved to draw and create things ever since I can remember. I still have a box of half-written stories that I wrote and illustrated in primary school. My favourite is a whole completed version…

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Featuring illustrator Rebecca Bagley

1) How do you find inspiration? I think the more concerning question is how does it find me? I removed my address from my website  and everything but it still keeps turning up! I think everyday life can be inspiring, even when nothing is happening. Stories and characters are hidden everywhere and it’s in the…

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Interview with Lauren Goodland

Buy the card here How did you start with design? I started ‘designing’ (well what I thought was designing) when I was in school, I managed to get my hands on Corel Paint Shop Pro, which isn’t ideal, but it taught me enough to feel passionate about what I was doing. In art class my work…

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