Introducing Laura Blythman

Designer, illustrator and creative director Laura Blythman is renowned for her vibrant style and cheeky sentiments. Her illustrations and hand lettering scream fun and her gift of being able to strike the perfect balance between beauty and quirk means her skills are much sought after.

Laura’s designs can be found nationally through her work with brands including A Skulk of Foxes, Typo, Click On Furniture, Lark, Peachy Gift, Mr.Wolf, Cotton On Kids,T2 teas, Zoo York, Kiitos – Living By Design, Swan Emporium and La De Dah Kids.

The inspiration behind my design was... the smell of the delicious creamy vanilla candle made me think of twinkly sparkling lights, creamy vanilla / night skies and ice-cream topped mountains.

The design process involved… hand drawing all of the mountains, moons and sparkles and then scanning them in for colouring up and composition in Adobe Illustrator.

My style is… hand drawn, playful, fun and happy designs that mix craft with design to make people smile.

People are obsessed with candles and homewares because… they are ace and very accessible. Inspiration resources like instagram, pinterest and home mags give everyone great ideas to beautify the space they live in and surround themselves with things that make them feel good.

I said yes to the Grace and James Artist Series collaboration because… I love collaborations. They are my new favourite thing. I also loved the Grace and James concept and it was lovely to be invited to be involved alongside some seriously talented creative folk.