November is always a busy time design wise in the studio. Once I have finished writing this post, I will be busy working on new cards to launch at Top Drawer in January, where I will be exhibiting on stand Y46. October was a bit of a blur of holidays and late nights in the studio in between. I was lucky enough to go to Florida early in the month, to visit some family. We had a brilliant week, soaking up the sun, shopping and drinking a few cocktails! We stayed at my aunties house right by a lake, and the sunsets were amazing. It was an action packed week, but ith plenty of time for chilling too. I then headed to Madrid with some friends for a city break. We really crammed everything we could in to the 3 days we had there, and it really is a lively and beautiful city. I am now back in the studio feeling inspired and ready to be creative. I feel really lucky to be able to work for myself and take advantage of opportunities to visit new places when they arise. It does make time back in the studio very busy sometimes and I had a nice 15 hour day to ease me back in on Monday!


Tarpon Springs, Florida




Madrid, Spain




I am thrilled that a small selection of my cards are now stocked in Oliver Bonas! I have long admired this trendy, mainly London based chain of shops and it’s so exciting that my cards are now on sale across their outlets. They have chosen 4 cards from my Sparkle range. A reorder was shipped out to them today, so look out for them in a store near you soon!


Oliver Bonas


I have recently teamed up with fab company Timbergram, to license my work for their wooden postcard and poster products. I have been a fan of this brand for a long time now, so it’s great to be able to see my designs on their products. Check out their website to see the full product range here.



I look forward to sharing new design work in a few weeks time!


Jessica x






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End of Summer

It’s the middle of September and I am wondering where on earth the summer has gone. I feel like I have barely been in the office, after having a very sociable summer, with lots of work trips thrown in to the mix too. I have to say that it has been difficult finding time to design anything new in the last few weeks. Lots of hours have been spent turning existing artwork in to new tea towels and coasters to launch officially in the new year as well as preparing the studio for my first ever pallet delivery of cards. It’s a little over a year since I moved in to my Whitby office, and it has filled up very quickly. I love the space though so am going to have to just be clever with my storage, there are an awful lot of boxes surrounding my desk at the moment!


One of my lovely clients Mathmos have just launched one of my latest designs for their space projector, which projects a continuously spinning image on to a wall or ceiling. Last year they launched a coastal scene and most recently, countryside and London themed images. Visit their website to find out more, or take a look at the images below.


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I have also been working with Marie Curie for the last year and a half, and licensing my artwork for use across of variety of their products. The latest launch sees my ‘hip hip hooray’ birthday card artwork transformed in to a pattern for use across a range of products, including mugs, tea towels, notebooks and tote bags. Take a look at their online shop or request a catalogue to see more!


JEssica Hogarth for Marie Curie

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a holiday either. I love being based in Whitby but it’s nice to get away and see some new places, meet new people and of course relax! I headed back to the beautiful island of Mykonos for a week of sun and cocktails in August. Mykonos is full of beautiful shops and stalls, from high end boutiques to quirky jewellery outlets. This summer I was delighted to come across IF, an Italian company selling unique customisable bags. I couldn’t resist buying one, even though it was so difficult to choose. I think this company is going to expand and grow quickly. Pick out and customise your own bag on their website!


IF Bags


Gorgeous sky and sea at Super Paradise beach, Mykonos.




Another place I just love, is Paris. Lots of my work has been inspired by the French capital so it’s was great to be able to go back and visit last weekend! I spent most of Saturday afternoon and evening in the Canal St Martin area. My top tips if you’re in the area are a stop off at Pavillon des Canaux for a delicious cold drink and sweet treat. I had a brownie which was very tasty! On Saturday evening we partied at Le Comptoir General. Head here for great music, rum based cocktails and an interior which is an eclectic mix of travel inspired decor and old movie memorabilia.


Pavillon des Canaux


It’s back to business as usual in the studio, with lots of orders going out and new design work being completed for some new and existing clients. I can feel a few late nights coming up as I also begin to develop new cards for official launch at Top drawer in January!


Jessica x






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Time to Celebrate!

This morning got off to an exciting start, when I found out my licensed gift wrap and bag collection has been shortlisted for a prestigious Henries award! The Henries is an annual greetings card competition that celebrates the wealth of talent that the UK has to offer in this field. I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for ‘most promising young designer’ in the 2013 awards, so it’s a thrill to have made the final list again. To see the other finalists and read a bit more about the judging day, visit the Greetings Today website.


My gift wrap and bag collection is available in many shops across the UK including some beautiful independents, as well as chain stores Waterstones and John Lewis. There are a few examples of my art for them below, but visit the Deva website to see more of my work for them.


Deva Designs gift wrap


Deva Designs gift bag


Deva Designs Gift Wrap


July was a busy month, which included my second appearance at the Harrogate Home & Gift show. It’s a great exhibition for me to do, as it’s Yorkshire based, and so am I! It’s known as being about the most sociable show on the exhibition calendar, and it certainly was! It was the perfect mixture of business and pleasure, and it was lovely to spend some time with some of my good friends on the trade show circuit!


My stand was opposite the lovely Megan Claire, pictured below, and I have reserved the same spot for next year, so find me in DP5 on stand 55 in 2016!


Harrogate Home & Gift


I’m now busy working on a licensed range for one of my new clients. The designing will come to a bit of a halt this weekend when I head on holiday to sunny Mykonos! I can’t wait for a week where I spend my days lounging by the pool, and the nights socialising on one of Greece’s most loved islands!


Jessica x


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Reflecting on May and PG Live

I can’t believe that we are now in to the latter half of June, and I’ve not had time to post about what I got up to in May yet. Time just seems to be flying. I’ve had lots of time out of the office for various work events and managed to fit in some social time along the way.


Alongside working on some colourful artwork for a local client, much of May was spent preparing for PG Live, a greetings card trade show that is held at the wonderful Business Design Centre in Islington, around this time every year. My card ranges have undergone a few changes since Spring Fair back in February. I’ve refined my offering and launched my first ever foiled cards! They have been well received and are popping up in design led outlets across the UK as we speak. I’ve popped a few images showing some of the new cards below. They will be available to buy online shortly.


sparkle greetings cards


gorgoeus baby boy foiled card


Foiled birthday card

I am really pleased to be continuing to work with lovely UK gift wrap company Deva Designs. I’ve created three patterns for their 2015 Christmas collection which are available to pre order now. Stockists of my licensed collection for Deva include John Lewis, Fenwicks and Waterstones. See my work for them by visiting their website here, and I’ve included a sneak peak at my gift wrap designs below.


deva designs gift wrap


I designed some greetings cards to compliment the collection which have been well received so far. Pg Live was a good show for me, with lots of exciting and positive leads to follow up. As a result of the show I am thrilled that my Christmas cards will be distributed across Japan. They will be available to purchase online later in the year both as single cards and packs. Watch this space!


illustrative christmas cards


PG Live is always a lovely show and this year was no exception. I had a stand in the same space as 2014 (see below), which is where I hope to remain for 2016 too! I’m now in the process of considering my stand for Harrogate Home & Gift in July, as well as freelancing and keeping on top of wholesale orders.


Jessica x


PG Live greetings card show





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Tour de Yorkshire and April round up

May has gotten off to a busy start, with the Tour de Yorkshire starting in North Yorkshire on the 1st of the month. On the opening leg, the course took the riders through Whitby where my studio is and also through Robin Hood’s Bay where I grew up. It was manic in the lead up to the event. Some of my lovely stockists across Yorkshire have been selling my Yorkshire bike ride tea towels, prints and cards and there were a lot of last minute orders as stock was selling out fast! I pitched outside Station Road Stores in ‘Bay’ on the day of the event and sold an array of tea towels and prints. The atmosphere was fab and it was genuinely exciting when the riders came past. It all happened so fast, but there are a couple of pictures of the riders below.


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April has been a nice month for designing. I’ve had lots of projects on the go, which I’ll look forward to sharing details about when they launch over the next few months. As a sneak preview I’ve put a few recent coastal designs below.


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I’m really excited that my cards are now being distributed across the USA. I met my distributor whilst exhibiting at Top Drawer in January, and my first order shipped in late March. Look out for my products popping up across the USA!


Cards in USA


There’s now less than a month until PG Live, one of my favourite trade shows of the year. It’s held at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Do pop and say hi if you’r visiting! I have a brand new foiled range of cards launching as well as a new illustrative Christmas range. May is going to be busy busy doing last minute preparations, and getting new promo material organised!


PG Live

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