My story starts in 2001 when I graduated with a First Class Honours in
Illustration. From there I spent 11 years as a professional Graphic
Designer in advertising agency settings and as Course Leader of the
Illustration course at Huddersfield New College. Julia Eastwood, the
brand, started life in 2012 when I was planning my own big day and fell in
love with the wedding industry. I became a Not On The High Street partner
within my first year and my business has grown steadily since then.
In 2016, I moved my studio to a small office in the thriving Croft Myl hub
in Halifax. Just two years later, I had the opportunity to move into a
bigger studio and I was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ accolade at The
British Wedding Awards 2018.
Illustrating and designing wedding stationery is my passion and we have
worked with brides all over the UK and further afield in Italy, France,
the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Every product is designed,
illustrated, printed and hand finished by myself and my in-house team.
As I grow my studio, my aim is to create an ethos and culture which
supports and offers flexible working. This comes from my own experience of
being a working mum who juggles business and caring for a young child…As
a team we support and help each other to keep the plates spinning!
Eleanor, a fellow mum, tackles communications and marketing, whilst
Natalie, (mum to 2 rabbits and 1 cat – we’re big animal lovers here!) has
joined us as a Stationery Maker.
My family has been very supportive of my business and my recently retired
dad, Chris, has even joined me as my Print Manager, running the printing
press and keeping us all laughing with his awful dad jokes, he’s made
himself completely indispensable! Lastly, but by no means least, is Aneta,
my most lovely Mum who has taken my admin and accounts under her wing (I
blame my creative brain for lack of filing…).
If you have any questions please do drop us a line,
we’d love to hear from you!