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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Friday, 11 January 2013

Feature Friday - Uniko Studio

Today I would like to introduce you all to the fantastic 'Uniko Studio' - a small company based in the North East of the UK.
Beverley Parish is the creative genius behind this great company, which specialises in surface pattern design, digital downloads and clear stamp sets for the hobby market.

Beverley studied textiles and surface design at CCAD, graduating just the year before me so I have been lucky enough to see some of her creations up close! 
It was during her degree that Beverley began to design and experiment with clear stamps, and developed a clear focus of starting this brilliant company once she graduated.

Like most of us, Beverley was a very creative child; always producing cards for loved ones from a young age. Now, she is creating stamp sets that most definitely inspire new creatives to get 'arty' and experiment!

 Above are just a few examples of the stamp sets from the Uniko Studio range.
I think they are a fantastic idea and there is such a wide variety - text/ florals/ patterns/ swirls.I know that when I create handmade cards for a loved one, I dislike writing on it by hand so I think that the lettering stamps are fantastic! My auntie took up card making as a hobby and purchased a set of stamps to experiment with, and loves them. The quality of the product and the finish is great!

See the Uniko Studio website for the full range of stamp sets and the digital papers ready for you to download here.

As well as being the mastermind behind these great products, Beverley, along with her design team, create the most beautiful greetings cards.
The Uniko Studio blog is fit to burst with examples (http://unikostudio.blogspot.co.uk/) but below are just a small selection of my favourites...

I love the simplicity of this card design; the block lettering combined with the linear florals is beautiful, and finished with that added sparkle that the magpie in me loves!

 Again, this design is simple yet so effective! I love the clean, crisp colours for the patterns used in small areas and the composition is great.

 Eventhough this card doesn't use bold colours it stood out to me because of the gorgeous festive patterns; used in simple lines like this creates such a sleek, sophisticated finish.

And lastly, I love these designs for their fresh, attractive colour palettes and funky, feminine designs.

The way that Beverley and her team use the stamps to create such innovative, exciting pieces always keeps me going back to their blog for inspiration. They constantly come up with new designs that are so interesting and eye-catching and I LOVE them!

If you want to get your hands on a stamp set visit -


All images used in this post copyright 2013 Uniko Studio


  1. *Blush* your post is FABulous Sarah! You picked a lot of my FAVES! Thank you so much for the feature. VERY much for choosing me :) Hugs Bev

  2. Aww you are more than welcome Beverley! It was my pleasure to share your beautiful creations with everyone!