If you are looking for a fun birthday card to buy for a child then may I recommend a Tracy Cottingham card! I was sent a selection of cards to take a look at (& keep) so I could write a blog post about them.
The cards are so bright and cheerful! They are perfect for children because the illustrations are so colourful and remininscent of characters in children’s books. This is no coincidence though – Tracy Cottingham is actually a freelance designer who regularly designs illustrations for the children’s market and works with clients such as Bloomsbury, Igloo Books, Egmont etc. That is why you might recognise the style of her illustrations.
The cards I was sent were fantastic quality and they look really special! Any child who receives one of her cards as a Birthday Card would be very happy! 🙂
You can see a selection of her designs over on her website www.tracycottingham.co.uk.
Not all card designs shown are currently available to buy however to see the ones that are available at the moment please visit the Phoenix-Trading Greeting Cards website on this link >> https://www.phoenix-trading.co.uk/web/corp/area/shop-online/category/tracy-cottingham/?bid=56f75f6db14a50407bc0ca3e3d915932023f9b8d
Tracy Cottingham grew up in London and graduated from Middlesex University with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Printed Textile Design. It was while selling designs for fashion and furnishing fabrics both in the UK and internationally that she received her first commission to design a range of greeting Cards. This then led her into the world of illustration and she then went on to design for cards, packaging ,paper products and children’s books.
Colour and pattern are the main influences in her work and she particularly enjoy designing for children and takes her inspiration from all things bright, beautiful and quirky.
Tracy is represented by the Bright Agency and she would love you to get in touch (email = firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in her work.