I graduated with a BA hons degree in illustration from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2001 and then went on to have a decade long career as an illustrator, artist and designer. The studio was founded in 2010 as a small consultancy with an emphasis on paper design. Based in Sheffield, UK, I work with clients, retailers and distributors worldwide.
I specialise in creating unique hand painted and collage art and developing it into beautiful greeting cards, branding and surface pattern design. I have always been a mixed media artist but I discovered my signature style in 2009 when my grandmother gave me a scrapbook full of greeting cards dating back to the 1870s. It was then I realised that a greeting card could pinpoint a special memory in time and be a gift in itself. I love re-working pieces of nostalgia and developing them into contemporary design, it feels special to know that the work I create has a story and a history.
Most of my outside influences come from travel, architecture and interior design. I especially love the New England region of the USA. The coastal landscapes, whitewashed weathered textured wooden buildings and the gathered style of the interiors I find so inspiring. I also love the exploring the UK and take inspiration from it's rich history, I live in a cottage built in c1730 - it's completely impractical but the magic of it's past and imperfections inspire me every day.
Since the studio launch I have gained worldwide recognition for my distinctive and unique style of work.
I have won three national awards and been shortlisted for a wedding stationery award for seven consecutive years from 2010 to 2017. In 2014 I was honoured to receive a special recognition award for services to the UK Wedding industry.
Over the years I have built a reputation as an accomplished designer and have most recently worked with well known and prestigious brands such as Revlon, Russell Hobbs, E! Entertainment, and the V&A Museum. In 2017 I worked on a collaborative greeting card project with LA based interior designer, Rachel Ashwell and the special hand-finished cards are currently on sale in LA and Japan.
I love to share my experiences in the design industry in order to help new designers succeed and from 2018 I will partnering with V&A museum to teach creative business masterclasses.
A beautiful eclectic collection of distinctive greeting cards on offer to trade buyers. Create using digital layering, hand painted strokes, floral collage, vintage elements with hand finished gems and buttons or striking mirror foiling.
Exclusive business masterclasses at the V & A Musuem, online downloadable courses and 1-2-1 mentoring via skype.
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I offer beautiful logos and branding, tradeshow backdrops and a wide range of beautiful and unique website design options for creative small businesses.
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UNIQUE HAND PAINTED
& MIXED MEDIA ART
TURNED INTO BEAUTIFUL
Lucy Ledger is an inspirational designer with a unique style and talent
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Lucy Ledger's work is a dreamy delight
Lucy was so lovely, helpful and knowledgeable and gave me great tips on how to take things one step at a time with setting up my design business properly, branding and tips with social media. She inspired me so much.