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ABOUT

Hello! I'm Gail, a surface pattern designer and illustrator, based in Manchester.

I create unique patterns and designs for homewares and stationery. As an illustrator I also create bold, colourful prints and wall art.

My creative process is inspired by my passion for mid century design, music and architecture. I create designs that evoke a sense of nostalgia but with a modern twist.

My online shop sells a range of bold & colourful art prints, homewares and stationery.

I create bold and unique designs and have licensed and sold my designs worldwide. I'm a creative and versatile designer and I love the challenge and excitement of a new project.

My work has been featured in many publications, including Stylist, Ideal Home, House Beautiful, Stella, The Lady, Real Homes and The Observer.

I work from my home studio with my assistant, Pete the cat, who loves to put his paws in the printer and steal paper from the bin.

Meet The Team

Little Gail

Growing up...

I grew up in Blackburn, Lancashire in the 1970s.

 

As a child, I loved colouring in. I once sent a picture to Tony Hart’s Gallery. It wasn’t chosen but that didn’t stop me wanting to be an artist when I grew up.

I studied Surface Pattern Design at University over 20 years ago. At that time all work was hand drawn and used colour separation. Computers were hardly used apart from one session a week where we learnt the very basic Paint program.

 

After many years of doing other things, I really wanted to get back into design. It was an itch I needed to scratch!

I started to retrain in digital design techniques in 2014 with Make It In Design and launched my studio in 2015.

What Clients Say

“I worked with Gail on the design for Radio Songs, my first solo album. Gail is a brilliant designer, easy to work with, has a superb eye, and truly brought the concept to life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Dave Rowntree, Musician and Composer

What Shop Customers Say

"As always Gails products are excellent, so well designed, presented and packaged and they are fantastic quality. I've bought them for myself and for gifts and they are always top notch." 

"So great to be able to get something other than the usual run of the mill Christmas cards and wrapping paper. Birmingham Library on a Christmas card, what's not to like? And as ever top notch quality and service from Gail (and Pete!). Wholeheartedly recommend this independent business."

"I recently purchased several prints and they are excellent. Gail's art brings such joy and is also a great choice for gifting too. The order arrived swiftly and were very well packaged too. I would highly recommend Gail's artshop and wouldn't hesitate to purchase more art from her in future."

"Great designs, fab quality, super quick delivery in lovely packaging. One very happy customer! Highly recommended"

Contact Me

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If you would like to work with me, I'm always happy to have an initial chat and a brew over Zoom. Please get in touch 

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