What Fuels the Passion
Vicky Yorke is a British surface pattern designer and illustrator who works from her home studio in the Worcestershire countryside. She creates bright and playful designs that bring fun and warmth to everyday living. After graduating in 2005 with a degree in Illustration from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Vicky went to work in house for a variety of stationery, craft and homeware retail suppliers where she learnt about creating graphics and surface pattern designs and developed a passion for product development! Obsessed with colour and pattern, Vicky has been creating beautiful products for well over a decade.
Living the Dream
In 2012 Vicky decided to fulfil her dream to work for herself by setting up Vicky Yorke Designs. Initially working freelance with retail clients, she soon expanded her business into licensing, building a design brand with her bright and whimsical patterns and illustrations. Her background with suppliers means that Vicky has an all-round knowledge of product development with designs used for a huge array of different products and across many different materials. Products featuring Vicky’s designs have been sold in major UK high street stores, as well as a growing number of retailers world-wide.
Vicky uses illustration and typography combined with striking colour palettes to create work that is decorative and inviting. She is often inspired by the beautiful countryside that surrounds her home, as well as her travels around the UK and beyond! Every design is hand sketched in her loose and fanciful style before being digitally coloured to create designs that are full of ‘grown-up whimsy’. She deliberately leaves in ‘wonky’ lines and broken textures to add character and authenticity to her work. Vicky loves to mix and match and her portfolio is full of complimentary patterns that can be used on their own, or combined across a range of products to create a fresh and eclectic look. Vicky is very experienced in trend prediction and always has one eye on what is happening in the retail world, reinterpreting popular motifs of the moment in her own unique and quirky style to create products that are full of warm appeal.