Blog > Stationery makers: dicky bird
For the second post of the Stationery makers series, we’ve talked with Liz, from dicky bird. We found her online shop by accident, but were immediately drawn to her fresh and eye-catching illustrations. Her collection of greeting cards put a big smile so big on our face, so we knew we had to feature her on the blog :)
Liz started her stationery business a year ago, but says that it was years in the planning in her head! She creates the illustrations on her Mac and then the cards are printed in heavy uncoated paper, for a muted and slightly textured feeling.
Below are her answers to our interview.
- How did you get started doing stationery design?
I worked in Graphics for 10 years, so I knew a fair bit about print production, design and marketing. My love of bold colours and simple shapes led me to illustration and, later, the creation of ‘dicky bird’.
- Where do you find your inspiration?
Oh, in so many things – nature, 50s and 60s patterns and textiles, Dick Bruna, Japanese life, Mid-century design and all things Scandinavian. I take a lot of photos and sometimes I get ideas that way. I also love living in London – there are so many interesting things to see and do – odd little museums, galleries (huge public ones and small independent ones), beautiful parks and quirky shops.
- If you could define your style in 3 words, what would they be?
simple / graphic / positive
- Are you a postcard or letter writer yourself?
I’m definitely a card writer. Not keen on the phone at all! I still love to send and receive things in the post – it’s so much nicer.
- Can you show us a picture of your studio or workspace?
I work from home on a laptop, so my workplace can be the kitchen table or the sofa!