Tell us about yourself and a fun fact
My name is Becky Hodgson, I’m a designer living in Yorkshire, but I’m originally from Middlesbrough, up in the north east. I am a greetings card designer by day, creator of cute and silly illustrations by night, and owner of a small etsy shop. A couple of fun facts about me are: I have a cat called Hamish who has thumbs, I can ride a unicycle and Iove coffee but hate tea!
What made you get into the world of artwork and creativity?
I have always been drawn towards being creative from a young age, and I think the reason I ended up doing it for a career is that it is what I felt I excelled at and enjoyed the most.
Where do you get your inspiration from when creating new artwork?
There is just so much to get inspiration from, however I do absolutely love looking at childrens books, as I love the variations in artists styles and the formats of them. I also find interior trends a great source of inspiration for colour. When it comes to doing characters, I just like to think of a bit of a narrative for them to get an idea – is it a cool cat that enjoys skateboarding, or a dino that is floating through space? and that usually gets the brain juices flowing!
What has been your favourite project to work on?
A project that I have loved doing was one that I set myself last year, to create an illustrated cat calendar for 2021. I really wanted to raise a bit of money to donate to a small cat charity in my local area (Pink paws Cat rescue) that is volunteer run (and it’s also where I adopted Hamish from) Half of the profits from the calendars were donated and in the end the calendars raised £225. It was the best of both – creating something that I loved and helping out a charity too.
Small indie businesses shout out! Please name your fave three small indie businesses.
1. Foxglove Press – ran by Ellie who creates wedding stationary and prints with drypoint etchings.
2. Stef Maden, an illustrator and etsy seller who has some gorgeous work
3. Milkteeth design – makers of printed banners and other goodies.
Buy our SEASIDE themed stationery box featuring our gorgeous seaside notebook designed by Becky Hodgson.
STATIONERY WITH STYLE
We absolutely love stationary and are passionate about collaborating with the very best creative British talent there is to showcase their wonderful work and to bring you something very special through your letterbox every month. Made with passion. Sent with love.