I'm Lara, the designer and owner of Arch & Ivy, a small design led company based in the gorgeous Lincolnshire countryside . We specialise in beautifully illustrated paper goods and gifts.
To give you a bit of insight into my background: I graduated from Brighton University in 2005, with a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Knitwear with Business Studies. I then spent the next 10 years working as a Knitwear Designer, for a number of different brands in the UK and USA.
In 2016 I decided to set up Arch & Ivy, whilst still working full time as a Knitwear Designer. I only had a few greeting cards in the beginning and have slowly started to build up my range and add more products. At the start of 2017 I decided to take a huge leap and start working on my business full time.
Arch & Ivy was officially launched at TOP DRAWER in September 2017, and you can now find our products stocked in independent shops and department stores across the UK and Internationally.
Arch & Ivy's products offer unique, contemporary illustration with a quirky feel. The designs are inspired by nature, adding in elements of pattern, texture and detail; influenced by my textiles background. This interesting mix of techniques, combined with the bold use of colour gives Arch & Ivy its own unique style.
All of the designs on my greeting cards and notebooks are created from my own original illustrations, which are hand drawn on a computer. The designs are then professionally printed onto high quality FSC certified board,
here in the UK.
I like to think that my designs are bold and contemporary and will brighten someone's day; appealing to adults and children alike.
In case you were wondering about the Company name - Archie & Ivy were the names of my grandparents.