|Jessica Hogarth Designs at BCTF 2012|
Jessica grew up in the lovely little town of Robin Hoods Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, a place I have visited myself on several occasions over the past few years. It's built on a very steep hill which runs down to the sea, and the houses literally do look like they are on top of each other. her illustrations are heavily inspired by the area and her architectural designs are just divine.
Jessica attended Leeds College of Art to study Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. She graduated in June 2010 with a first class honours degree (well deserved in my opinion!) and immediately exhibited at the New Designers Exhibition in London, where she was headhunted for a design role with a Manchester based company. In May 2011 Jessica left this position and returned to her homeland in North Yorkshire to start Jessica Hogarth Designs. If you want to find out a bit more about Jessica and her beautiful illustrations and designs you can visit her website here and you can also find links to her blog, stockists and portfolio.