Meet Our Brand New Artists…

Introducing… Jane Newland

“I graduated from Maidstone College of Art with a degree in illustration, and since then my extensive freelance experience has covered a broad range of clients.

I work traditionally and digitally, and have a bit of an obsession with detail.”

Introducing… Linda Tordoff

“I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2001 with a First Class Degree in Surface Pattern Design. Since then I’ve worked mainly in the greetings card industry both in-house and as a freelance illustrator.

Since having my children I’ve been drawn more towards designing for the children’s market, inspired by the books, illustrations and patterns on their products. As a result my designs have definitely got cuter!”

Introducing… Olivia Holden

After attending Cardinal Newman College Preston, where she studied Fine Art, Textiles and English Literature, Olivia Holden moved to Yorkshire where she obtained a degree with first-class honours in Fashion Design with Marketing at the University of Huddersfield. Following her degree Olivia continues to develop her love for print and illustration, creating her own work for textiles, gifts and stationary. She loves to use subtle pastel colourings and bring a naivete to her playful characters and print arrangements.

Introducing… Megan Zang

Megan Zang is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She has over 10 years experience working professionally as a designer and art manager within the spectrum of everything from a large paper products company to a boutique studio, finally landing on her own as a freelance artist creating clever illustrative designs for clients worldwide. She has a Graphic Design Bachelor’s degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Orlando, loves kitties, dogs, cartoons, and draws influence from the likes of Edward Gorey, Gris Grimley and Ralph Steadman.

Introducing… Nick Kratz

Nick Kratz is a classically trained freelance artist located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After receiving a degree in graphic design, Nick pursued additional studies under the direction of Anthony Waichulis. Nick has worked in the social expressions industry for over 15 years and has won awards for both greeting card designs and advertising. He loves to read about aliens and always has his eyes peeled for a Bigfoot sighting, while he hikes in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Introducing… Danielle Noakes

“After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Textiles degree many moons ago, I have gained a wealth of experience within surface pattern and greetings card design for the UK and International market.

The Bright Art Licensing Team

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Hannah Curtis | Senior Art Licensing Agent

With over 10 years experience in Art Licensing and with a brilliant eye, Hannah has worked directly with some of the largest brands worldwide. Hannah leads the Art Licensing Department at Bright with extensive knowledge of Art, Framing, Greetings & Stationery Hannah works with Bright’s impressive artist list to develop  beautiful designs and concepts.

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Amanda Pike | Art Licensing Agent

With a background in editing and freelance illustration – most recently including an MA in Children’s Book illustration – Amanda Pike has graduated from Art Licensing Assistant to join Senior Agent Hannah as a Licensing Agent within Bright. Amanda brings an enthusiastic and conscientious approach to the team, and is delighted to be working alongside Hannah and a hugely talented roster of Bright artists to continue building an exciting, innovative and trend-focused portfolio of designs to bring to this fast-paced and exhilaratingly-insatiable industry.