I’m Jane Hirst, an Illustrator and Textile/Surface Decoration Designer.

I graduated in ’96 from UEL with a BA Hons in Textile Design and Surface Decoration with Art History.

As a graduate I exhibited my work at The New Designers Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.  From this platform I began working full time with My Sugar Cube Design Studio in Shoreditch, London, where I worked for 10 years.

I have continued to work in the industry ever since and now freelance from my home studio in lovely Devon. I specialise in illustration, textile print and surface decoration for various children’s markets but enjoy working on other illustration projects as well as writing/illustrating children’s stories. Living by the sea, and so close to the blue waters of Cornwall is also a constant source of inspiration.

My artistic style

Like many Illustrators I have developed my personal style or ‘hand’ as my career has evolved. I always work in Adobe Photoshop using translucent brush strokes and charcoal lines. I love to build layer on layer and erase as much as I draw to create the lines and watercolour effects which define my work.



Jane Hirst

These are the areas I work in:

Surface Decoration
Greetings Cards and Stationary
Textile prints & pattern

I’m always very happy to discuss freelance or licensing projects………contact me. Jane x

My designs and illustrations are sold to many companies including the following :

American Greetings logoAsda logoBaby GapCarters babies & kids logoDebenhamsDu Pareil au Meme logoM&S logopumpkin patch kid culture logoSainsburys logoTarget logoTesco Logovertbaudet logozutano logo

Please do not use or copy the artwork on this website without my prior consent. Thank you x


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