Artist Spotlight … Jessica Eyre, greeting card and surface pattern designer

Jessica Eyre, has come full circle in her design career; originally working as an in-house greeting card designer before switching to surface pattern design, she is now enjoying working freelance on a number of greeting card & stationery projects. Her work is well suited to greeting cards, being colourful and fun; so it’s no surprise that she is loving the current rainbow trend.

Samples of Jessica’s work

Tell us more about who you are and what you do?

I started my career working as an in-house greetings card designer before hopping over to surface design where I create repeat patterns for kidswear, stationery and homeware. I also take on freelance commissions, working on everything from party invites, cards, and prints! I am loving being my own boss and hopefully will take the plunge to go completely freelance in the near future. My work is all about fun, colour and quirky characters. I am currently working on my own archive of cards and repeat patterns which will soon be available for art licensing so if you’re after a fun greeting card or cute pattern watch this space! 


How do you like to create, what’s your favourite medium to use and your normal working method?

A sneak peek into Jessica’s studio

I usually start by sketching my characters and elements very roughly on paper. I love to draw with black ink and create textures with lots of different materials, which I then incorporate into my designs. I then scan my drawings into the computer and manipulate the elements in Illustrator and Photoshop. From my years working in-house I have developed a range of styles, and love to experiment and change up my work regularly. 

Work in progress

What design trends are you seeing that you are excited about and think suit your style of work?

I am loving the rainbow trend as I draw a lot rainbows and get to use lots of colour! Also the latest character trends such as sloths and koala bears has been so fun to draw. Not really a new trend but love how tactile and 3D the card market is becoming with sequins, pins, patches, and clever pop ups! It’s a really exciting time to be a card designer. 

Jessica loves creating fun animal characters

Probably an impossible question, but what is the most favourite card design you have created in recent years

I loved creating my kids age cards, I’ve always wanted to create a set for boys and girls and decided to make it happen! I now sell them online through Thortful which has had a really positive response.

Jessica’s animal age card range, which is available on Thortful

Finally what would be your dream card brief / project?

I would love to work on more 3D and cut out cards as they are just so beautiful and always the ones I keep. I would also love to work with an agency and get into licensing, to get the chance to design cards for a variety of companies such as M & S and Oliver Bonas would be an absolute dream.

A 3D card by Jessica

Want to see or know more …

Want to view more examples of Jessica’s work, then visit her website

You can also follow Jessica and view her work on Instagram

You can find Jessica on Facebook too

Jessica’s cards are available to purchase on Thortful

Jessica is available for freelance commissions and image licensing, she can be contacted on

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