Hello, I'm Natalie - nice to meet you - I'm a small business owner & illustrator. I was born on an RAF base in Cyprus, to an Italian/French-Canadian mother and Irish father, and I was lucky to travel lots whilst growing up. Travel has a huge influence on my work, the whimsical elements of travel are a huge inspiration, and many of my skylines are drawn first hand or from photo's I've taken. My favourite UK City is Winchester. It's where I live and I love that we have a Gormley sculpture in the basement of the Cathedral and the high street still boasts many independent businesses. My favourite overseas places are Bali, India and Norway.
I loved drawing as a child and I went to art college and then to University. I have a BA (hons) in fashion, a second degree in graphic design and, as I believe you shouldn't ever stand still, I'm currently studying an MA in illustration. Before I set up 2by2 Creative I worked for a gallery in America, opened a retail-studio on London’s Southbank, a design studio in The Truman Brewery, and I worked for a dot com. In 2002 I'd had enough of commuting and I wanted to have greater creative freedom, hence I set up my own company and we turn 17 next year. The highlights have been meeting my wonderful customers, other small creative businesses and watching those businesses grow, and doing what I love. It's never felt like work.
If you'd like to see a bit more of me head over to the 2by2 instagram
where I can be found, alternatively you can hear us say less more often on our twitter
, and the blog
...oh yeah, note to self, go write.
Meet 2by2 Creative
We're a delightful design & illustration studio, established in 2002, located in beautiful Hampshire. Our mission is to bring the world beautifully designed products, exquisitely made. We combine illustration with graphic design to bring an exciting portfolio of wonderfully high quality and enchanting work to celebrate your life.
We've been featured in: Tatler, Glamour, Wedding Venues, Vanity Fair, You & Your Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Brides, Vogue, Red, Cosmo, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph Telegraph, on TV and been described in Vogue as “the ultimate in stylish stationery”. Awarded membership of The Guild of Master Craftsmen in 2004, in recognition of our commitment to working with skill and integrity. Natalie has won two awards for her design work and consulted on the judging panel for The Wedding Industry Awards 2011 - present.
Harrods, Fenwicks, The Royal Horticultural Society, Liberty’s of London and lots of gorgeous independently owned boutiques stock our work. You can buy online through our website, NotontheHighStreet.com and etsy.com.
Natalie's worked on projects for: @UK-plc., ABSA, Allied Telesis, Astra Zeneca, AWG, Bovis, The Cabinet Office, Cable & Wireless, Cap Gemini Ernst & young, Carillion, Citibank, Diageo, Emapsite, The Environment Agency, First Magazine, Fenwick, Flower Card, HSBC, HMV, Harrods, Funky Pigeon, Legal & General, Liberty, Lucas Varity, O2, Ordnance Survey, Pepsi, Porsche, Powergen, Prudential, Gordon Ramsay, RBS, Reed, Victoria Beckham, Siemens, UBs, Vodafone, Royal & Sunalliance.
What you've said about our work:
"A beautiful, individual painting that our friends were thrilled with.”
"Excellent to deal with quick delivery with a really beautiful product at the end!"
"Absolutely amazing piece of artwork! I was nervous before ordering as it was a wedding gift for my aunty and I wanted it to be a lovely reminder of her special day. It was more than I could have imagined...beautiful. Do not hesitate to order, you will be so happy and so will the people you order it for!"
" Wonderful! A gift for a family member and I know she will adore it!"
" Absolutely beautiful! Great quality and really really lovely! Will make a lovely keepsake. Even the box is beautiful. Having looked around in shops and on the internet I found the quality was poor for the prices. This,however is really great quality and it's worth every penny! Personalised and speedy delivery too!"
What the press have said about our work:
"We love this for a winter wedding. An elegant pattern and can be designed in any colour to suit your wedding theme.
"Best shops for Personalised Gifts" - The Telegraph
"You can tell when a lot of effort has been injected into a product, especially with 2By2 Creative’s hand painted wedding guestbook." - Tie The Knot
" Incredibly chic, in that really classic, understated way! - Little Black Dress Day " - Style Me Pretty
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