Artist Profile – Julia Rigby

Phoenix Trading are always looking for new artists to add to the fabulous range of Phoenix cards that they produce. I thought it might be helpful to share some information about some of the artists that already design Phoenix cards, stationery and gifts.

Julia Rigby has been producing illustrations for Phoenix since 2002, with her very colourful artwork featuring designs with people, vehicles, beach huts, farmyard scenes and even a tower of shoes!

She works mostly in watercolour, ink and gouache resulting in very bright, colourful designs.

On her own profile for Phoenix she says:

‘“I can’t seem to stop!” she admits. “Working for Phoenix is a total delight – I can work around my children’s needs, in my own home, doing something I love. It is so exciting to see my work printed and the Phoenix team are so friendly and supportive. Whenever I meet Traders they always come up with lots of new suggestions for cards so I am never short of inspiration.’

You might not know that everyone who is an Independent Phoenix Trader gets to vote on which designs get through to each new product launch, this means that being accepted as a Phoenix artist is not necessarily as subjective as you might expect as 1000’s of people could be voting on your design. 

Alongside her Phoenix cards her designs are often made in to cross-stitch kits, most notably by Bothy Threads, and she also has a range of designs licensed to Wentworth Puzzles (whose jigsaws I adore!) including some of the current Phoenix card designs like ‘Le Grand Depart‘ and ‘Harbour Town

The full current range of Julia’s work with Phoenix.

Find out more about how to become a Phoenix artist. Go on – give it a try – and I look forward to seeing your work in the next Trader survey!

And if you’d like to know how you could have the privilege and joy of selling her work too then ask me for more information about becoming an Independent Phoenix Trader today.

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