Today we are pleased to introduce Holly Francesca, who will join us for the first time at Brighton Open Market on Sunday 13th November. Read our interview to find out more about her…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
Since 2012, Holly Francesca has created colourful and unique illustrations based on the most iconic places in London, the UK and the World.
Since our first art print, a Map of Kew Gardens, the collection has grown lots. Inspired by living in London, we have done a number of different local area designs. We have also been inspired by travel and have had a great time learning much about other parts of the UK and the world as we have researched and designed many other places and collections.
From original hand drawings, our illustrations go on to brighten up many products for your home; including greeting cards, art prints, tea towels, tote bags and umbrellas. As well as the core range, we offer personalisations, bespoke commissions, corporate work and collaborations. We continue to add more designs all the time, so keep checking back in with us.
How would you describe your style and your creations?
Holly creates hand drawn, colourful illustrations using her signature bright colour palette and contemporary style. Our aim is to give people something truly unique and something special that it almost feels as though it has been commissioned especially for them.
We want to make products are of the highest quality. We work with some of the best and most trusted UK suppliers, who share the same emphasis on quality.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Our work is as much about the research as it is about creating the illustrations. We look for all the things that truly make a place special, no matter how quirky, so people can look at the designs and keep coming back to notice more.
What can we expect to find on your stall at The Fairy Tale Fair Brighton on November 13th at Brighton Open Market? And are you looking forward to taking part?
Our full range of art prints, which by the market will hopefully include the launch of my ‘Map of Brighton’ and ‘Map of East Sussex’ designs as art prints. All of which can also be personalised.
Do you have a best seller?
Historically it has been my Map of London design but it depends on the local area that we are in and we expect the new ‘Map of Brighton’ and ‘East Sussex’ to be popular at The Fairy Tale Brighton.
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
For the business it is to continue to grow our range, do some great events where we can meet you all and seek more exciting stockists to sell our collection. We’d love to create some Children’s books and are working on a couple of ideas in the background. We would like to grow our recently completed wedding section and offer more personalised designs too.
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
Creativity takes Courage – Henri Matisse
What part of Christmas do you enjoy the most?
The best thing about doing events is that we get into the Christmas spirit many weeks in advance of the big day so we get to enjoy it more than most people can. For us it’s the chance to spend time with family, change your living space with pretty decorations and just be cosy and relaxed. Oh and did I mention the food, of course!
How can we find out more about you?