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London to New York

May is always a nice month to be a greetings card publisher as it means one thing, PG Live exhibition is happening! PG live is a greetings card specific trade show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The standard of product is high, the quality of visitors is next to none, and the social scene after show hours is not to be missed! I can’t wait to head down to the capital on Sunday and set up my stand for the show opening on Tues 10th May. I have been working on some new card designs and look forward to launching them at the show. The range is called Eclectic and features imagery inspired by all kinds of themes.

JESSICA HOGARTH GREETING CARDS

 

As soon as I am home from PG Live, it’s going to be a quick turnaround before heading to New York for another trade show! This time I am exhibiting at Surtex, an art licensing show held at the Javits Centre, NYC. I am so excited to be heading to New York for a work trip, and plan to get time to eat some good food, take in the sights, and of course shop whilst I am there! I am heading over with a friend, Jules McKeown, and we are exhibiting under the name, The Pattern Social. Take a look at our website to see more and check out the flyer and a couple of portfolio pieces below.

 

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My Fiesta Fever Collection:

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Pattern Clash by Jules McKeown:

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I am delighted to have teamed up with top salad brand Florette, to create an illustrative yet simple design which depicts various types of salad leaves, that feature in Florette salad bags.

 

The illustration has been applied to a contemporary white salad bowl, which can be won by Florette customers as part of an on-pack promotion. Thousands of shoppers will have the chance to win a bowl, in the competition which runs from the 2nd to 29th May 2016.

 

Visit  www.florettesalad.co.uk/salad-bowl-giveaway to find out more

 

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Have a great May! Jessica x

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Spring Design Ventures

Hi everyone, Spring is nearly upon us (yay!) and I am writing this on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the studio. Sometimes it’s nice to work on a weekend. There’s very little to distract me, and I can tick off lots of little jobs making for a less hectic start to the new week. The business has had a great start to the year, and amongst other things, I am thrilled to now have an Australian distributor for my cards. Waterlyn are the lovely company I am working with, and they also distribute the cards of designer friends Tache Crafts, Megan Claire and Paper Salad.

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The next two months promise to be busy as I have two trade shows in May. One is PG Live, the greetings card show that takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on the 10th and 11th of May. On the 13th I will be jetting out to New York to take part in Surtex show for the first time! Surtex is an international show that individual designers and studios attend to both sell and license artwork. Licensing is a big part of my business and I can’t wait to hopefully connect with some new potential clients. I am going to be exhibiting alongside my friend Jules McKeown. Jules was my tutor when I studied at Leeds College of Art and we have remained in contact since! We will be exhibiting under the name The Pattern Social in booth 546. Take a look at our website to find out more about Jules!

 

We will be decorating our booth with colourful fabric banners amongst other product examples which will take some planning, but our focus at the moment is finishing our artwork! Here is a sneak peek at some of my work. I have really enjoyed pulling collections together and look forward to developing a couple of new ranges before everything goes to print next month!

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Watch this space for more news as our trip to the Big Apple gets closer!

 

Jessica x

 

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Happy 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! December flew by, and with the Christmas festivities it seems to have very quickly got around to 2016. Things are busy in the studio, with preparations for Top Drawer in their final stages. I will head to London next Thursday ready to set up the show, where I will be exhibiting my colourful card, textile and print range to my wholesale customers. I will be officially launching my coasters to the market too, and am looking forward to a big delivery of those next week!

 

December was mainly about tying up loose ends in terms of new design, as well as working on my brochures for 2016. I did find time to head to London to have a hotshot with my lovely photographer Yeshen Venema. Yeshen and I have shot my products together for three years now and I’m really happy with the latest set of images.

 

If you’re heading to London to Top Drawer, then do pop and say hello, I’ll be on stand Y46! I am hoping to spend lots of time working on my portfolio upon my return, so watch this space for new design work coming soon.

 

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Coastal products_Jessica Hogarth

 

 

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Autumn

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 with 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

 

Florida

 

Madrid, Spain

 

Madrid

 

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.

 

Timbergram

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.

 

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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