Hi, I’m Rebecca Prinn, a greeting card and surface pattern designer living in West Yorkshire, UK. I worked in house for 10 years, and took the leap of faith to freelance at the beginning of 2016. I’m represented by Advocate Art, and have been lucky enough to work with clients including Design House Greetings, Papyrus, Hallmark, American Greetings, Paper Magic, and WHSmith. I love unusual teas, macarons and cookbooks.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR?
Yes I think so, I remember being fascinated by the wallpaper my mum had chosen for my bedroom - little geometric cats, and thought that it would be an exciting job to be able to create patterns for a living!
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
Each week is different depending on how much client work I have on. One week I might have the opportunity to build my portfolio, the next week I might have a few client projects to juggle, which can range from greetings cards, diaries, giftwrap, wall art or book illustration. If it’s a big project, and time permits, I like to concentrate on that in the mornings, and do something more experimental in the afternoons.