Julia Gash

Julia Gash Enterprises Ltd

Julia Gash is a British artist and map maker extraordinaire. She creates whimsical illustrations of locations, printed onto beautiful products that connect with people around the world, bringing a place that's close to their hearts, into their homes. Julia has created a successful business model through licensing her artwork around the world, which employs people across the globe, from fair trade factories in India to giftware manufacturers in the UK. She collaborates with a curated portfolio of licensees that produce sustainable and stylish souvenirs and homewares, several of which are based in the UK: Judge Sampson, King & McGaw, Customworks, Wooden Postcard Company. Internationally she licenses her artwork to manufacturers of quality giftware and fashion accessories in the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. As a directional designer, in 2012 Julia first saw the need for creating artwork of destinations around the world, drawn in a naive style of illustration that capture a sense of discovery and the awe and wonder felt by a child exploring the world for the first time. Since then, she has created an ever growing and unique archive of travel themed illustrations that are printed onto products by her licensees as well as being a key figure in establishing a global trend in contemporary map illustration. Two successful creative collaborations include licenses with Neil Enterprises for the collegiate sector in the United States and with Judge Sampson for the giftware sector worldwide. Through her collaboration with Neil Enterprises, under their Varsity Line, Julia has created artworks for over 150 universities and colleges throughout America including prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Yale, Brown and Berkeley. Neil Enterprises has created a wonderful and diverse giftware and homewares range printed with Julia’s iconic artwork including a blanket, throw, activity pack, Christmas decorations and water bottles. Julia has also led virtual “Meet The Artist” sessions with university alumni memberships to promote her brand and connect with customers across the globe. Through her collaboration with Judge Sampson, Julia has grown her archive of map illustrations and developed product ranges with the British souvenir manufacturer that are best-selling ranges in iconic museums, department stores and independent retailers around the world including: Macys USA, Arc de Triomphe France, Museos es Palacios Spain, Rinascente Italy, Selfridges UK, National Museums Wales, National Trust for Scotland, Visit Scotland, Diamaru Japan. Through her collaboration with Judge Sampson over 65% of Julia’s product ranges are sold to international markets, predominantly USA, Europe and Asia. In collaborating with other licensees around the world, Julia’s products are sold in 20 countries and make up 80% of her income. Julia has successfully developed an international led business through developing key relationships worldwide, which has freed her up to focus on her creative output and enable her partners to benefit from her talent. Such a business model will enable her to overcome global market challenges that compromise the supply chain including the forthcoming impact of Brexit and will enable her to grow her brand around the world.

Materials Description

The focus of Julia's product ranges are natural textiles. Her canvas tote bags, aprons and tea towels are made from prewashed, natural cotton, made in fair trade certified factories in India. Sustainability and an ethical supply chain are part of the Julia Gash brand values and are written into compliance clauses on license agreements. Much of the production of Julia's product ranges are printed in the UK, using ecological inks and sustainable print methods. Other ranges include organic baby and childrenswear (USA), hand made soaps (Canada and Portugal) and traditional ceramics and glassware (Izawa of Japan)

Product Launched 01/01/2020

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Julia Gash is a British artist and map maker extraordinaire. She creates whimsical illustrations of locations, printed onto beautiful products that connect with people around the world, bringing a place that's close to their hearts, into their homes.
Art Print RRP: £10.00
Mini Melamine Tray RRP: £15.00
Printed Ceramic or Tin Mug RRP: £0.00
Printed Cotton Tea Towel RRP: £0.00
Printed Melamine, Corked Backed Coaster RRP: £4.00
Printed Natural Canvas Tote Bag RRP: £15.00
Printed Wooden Magnet, Keyring, Brooch RRP: £6.00

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Designed in the UK