I’m Claire Nicholson, a graphic designer and illustrator from Thirsk, North Yorkshire. I currently work for one of the UK’s top greetings card companies and also freelance in my spare time.

In my ‘day-job’ as a greetings card designer I work in many different styles on a daily basis and I’m one of those weird people you read about that genuinely *LOVES* a challenge! If you have a design related one that you’d like me to tackle, please get in touch! However, if it’s a flat-pack furniture, plumbing or navigational issue… maybe ask someone else as they’re not really my strong suit!

I’m a nature and animal fanatic and this often shows in my design work! I’m a crazy-cat-lady in training although I will very happily say hello to any dog/ small animal / large animal in the vicinity and give it a pet… the problem is persuading me to leave!

A very proud Northern lass (born and bred!), I consider myself very lucky to live in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside… It’s not actually grim up North! I live up here, I work up here and studied both Art & Design Foundation and BA Graphic Design at Leeds College of Art many moons ago (up here)!

As well as design, illustration and animals, I also *LOVE* cooking and baking… primarily because I *LOVE* eating! So if you work with me, at some point you will be probably subjected to taste tests from whatever recipe book/blog has most recently been added to my ever growing collection!

So… that’s me! Often crackers, always hard working and definitely up for whatever design challenge you want to throw at me (carefully mind, particularly if it’s heavy)! Looking forward to hearing from you!