Behind the Scenes with Billy & Scarlet

Behind the scenes interviews are so much fun…  not only do they give us the opportunity to introduce you to a range of talented artisans, we also get to learn what tickles their creative fancy. Today’s guest is Jillian from Billy & Scarlet. We’re absolutely certain that you’ll fall head over heels for her beautiful design aesthetic. Take it away Jillian!

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Billy & Scarlet is…

I’m a graphic designer/artist who makes art prints for nurseries and kids’ rooms. I sell my prints online through Etsy, Madeit, and Down That Little Lane. I mostly use watercolour, ink and pencil to create soft, dreamy designs.

My artistic / educational background is…

I’ve always loved to be creative and make things! After finishing school, I went on to study Graphic Design at university and took elective subjects in fine art and drawing.

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When I look around my workspace I see…

Two framed art prints by my favourite artists. A photo of my bridesmaids and I on my wedding day. One huge printer and one baby printer. A stack of paper doilies. A white retro phone dock. Candle jars filled with stamps and airmail stickers.

The first handmade product that I made for my store was…

A limited edition journal. I initially designed 3 journals and I still have a few in my store, but I look back and think how my style has evolved from then to now.

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The next handmade item I plan to make is…

Some more prints! I’m currently working on a new range due to be released in September. I can’t wait to reveal what I’ve been working on! I’ll mention that the designs are a little bit different to what I’ve got in my store at the moment, but they still keep within the Billy & Scarlet style.

When I grew up I wanted to be an…

Art director of a magazine.
And I actually became…
The owner/designer of my own little store selling art that I enjoy making.

My favourite food is…

Sushi! Sometimes I eat it twice per day… I’m addicted.

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If I were a cartoon character, I would be…

Ariel, the little mermaid. I love the water.

My secret talent is…

I have this weird intuition of knowing when someone is having a boy or a girl. My friends always come to me and ask now even if they’ve chosen not to find out at their ultrasound!

Three things that make me smile each day…

My husband, he makes me smile! Coffee in the morning. Posting prints to their new homes all over the world.

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Thanks so much for sharing Jillian, it was a pleasure getting to know you better!


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