Emily is an award-winning, British illustrator and designer.
Following the success of her colourful greetings card range, retailing at Liberty, Harrods, Paperchase and Waterstones, Emily has gone on to create playful stationery, gift and kitchenware ranges for 2020. You can find the colourful range in John Lewis and Partners, in Sainsbury’s and on the shelves of lots of gorgeous independent stores across the UK and the world.
‘It’s about lifting the spirit of the audience or customer’.
Having discovered her love of drawing as a child, Emily studied art and design at Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) at Foundation level. When she went on to do a degree in Film Production and work as a freelance producer in the London film industry, she continued to use her love of illustration to create storyboards, personal projects and portraits.
After having two children with her husband Josh, and having struggled with Post Natal Depression, Emily began creating colourful artistic content to re-connect with her positivity, creativity and identity. The more she used colour in her work, the more it had an effect on her mental health, outlook and life. She wanted to see if she could turn her passion for drawing and designing into a career. With her first collection of 10 greetings cards in hand, she walked into a local gift shop and asked if they’d consider stocking them. They did, and in a few months she had secured a few stockists in East London.
In January 2018 Emily exhibited at Top Drawer London, officially launching her products to the wider market. The growth of her colourful business continued to restore her positivity and her outlook spilt out to inspire others to wear, choose and work with colour.
A year and a half later and Emily Brooks is working with licensee partners across exciting product categories to create colourful, 2020 launches of stationery, gift wrap, tabletop and giftware.
She hopes the collection will bring a whole sense of smile to your life. With this ethos at the heart of Emily’s work, get ready to see a lot more of this expanding and contagiously colourful brand!
Find Emily online at @emilybrooksuk (Instagram, Twitter) and for retailers and trade customers, head to the TRADE page for more information!