The Pencil & Print Store creates personalised prints and illustrations, custom prints, and many more designs for all occasions. We asked Gemma, who produced our wonderful covers for us this month, to tell us more about The Pencil & Print Store.
From a young age I have always had a passion for Art & Design with a real interest in drawing, illustration and painting. I studied art through my school years including a foundation degree in Art & Design.
Over the years I have been commissioned to illustrate a wide variety of projects on a freelance basis but with no real idea of whether I could make my hobby work as a business. After the birth of my second daughter, I finally decided to get started and give it a go. I launched The Pencil & Print Store, offering bespoke prints and illustrations for all occasions.
As the business has started to grow there has been a huge interest in personalised wedding venues and home illustrations, which I offer in the style of black & white or colour. These are created using a combination of techniques, artist ink pens, to the final product which is finalised on the computer using design software. Working with a brilliant local framer – I offer a framing option also which gives the prints a lovely finishing touch.
The business has grown really well over the last six months due to word of mouth in the local area and a keen following on Instagram and Facebook. I love hearing from satisfied customers, reading their reviews and seeing the pictures that people send me of their framed pictures up on the wall in their houses.
Hopefully the business will continue to go from strength to strength and I’ll continue to put smiles on peoples faces with my customised prints.