Hello! That’s me up there. My name is Angela Chick and I’m the illustrator, designer and everything else behind all the fun at angelachick.com
I’m based in Southsea, right by the beach on the south coast of the UK but grew up over in Canada (so don’t be surprised if you notice an accent!)
During a careers day in school when I was 8 years old I raised my hand and proudly proclaimed to my teacher that when I grew up I was going to be a starving artist or an entrepreneur. Yep, I thought that “starving artist” was a job title that just meant artist. I decided I did in fact want to eat, so starting my own business based on my creative work was going to be the route I took.
I studied craft and design in Canada before returning to the UK and completing a First Class BA Hons in Printed Textiles and although you don’t see many textiles in my collections these days it gave me the opportunity to spend a lot of time drawing and working on my style. When I was studying I was always told I drew “too much” and when I graduated this didn’t change.
I began working on a range of products in my spare time, selling them at local markets and fairs from London to Brighton and a few places in between. While growing my business I worked as an arts educator delivering workshops to both children and adults. I spent a few years working in a full time artist-residency where I wrote, designed and had published three books on working creatively in early education.
My budding business soon grew to a point where I couldn’t keep up my day job as well so I took the leap into full time self-employment (YIKES!) That was over five years ago and here I am, still going strong. Alongside my greeting cards and gifts I have also created content for magazines, commercial clients, bands, restaurants, small creative businesses and more.
I aim to create designs that help you get a message across. To help you find the words that might be a bit difficult, or on the tip of your tongue. I also want to make people smile so I create playful, bright and bold designs.
When I’m not working hard I like to go running, swimming, camping and anything that gets me outdoors and active.
For any information regarding commissions, licensing, wholesale, coaching and mentoring or just to say “Hello” please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org