Claire Hartley


When I'm not making cards in my spare time I run my own design studio you can read more about here.

I love working with independent lifestyle brands — everything from organic teas and vegan ciders, to natural skincare and ethical fashion. Having spent over a decade in the industry, my specialisms lie in brand identity, print and packaging. 

Each year I set myself a little festive  project and create a Christmas card design. It's an opportunity to make something freely, with no brief, audience or market to consider.

I go a little wild with premium coloured papers and fancy metallic foils. Simply choosing a selection because I really love it, and for that reason only. It's very indulgent and it's actually harder than you think without a brief!

Working with some great suppliers everything is always responsibly sourced and fully recyclable.

I've never created my cards to make money, and in honesty I always feel so awkward promoting them across social media (I'm such a cringe saleswoman). So my decision to donate all profits to charity just makes total sense – it gives them a purpose (& a brief) so here I am.