About

Natalie Lea Owen is a surface pattern designer who started her own independent brand in 2015 inspired by her love for illustration, bold patterns and contemporary colour.

 

After graduating in 2014 with a first class degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design from the wonderful Leeds College of Art, Natalie exhibited at the New Designers show in London where she met lots of great contacts and began her freelance journey.

 

She worked with Hallmark Cards to produce a range for the β€˜Waitrose Graduation Collection’ that was later expanded to a collection of ceramic mugs too. These were sold in Waitrose stores nationwide and when Natalie saw her illustrative designs on products in her local high street for the first time, it sparked ideas to start her own creative business. She then got in touch with The Prince’s Trust who helped her make this dream a reality!

 

All products are designed by Natalie in her London studio and are very proudly printed and manufactured in the UK. Natalie works full time on her creative business and is involved in every process, from designing her website to packing and processing wholesale orders and enjoys building personal relationships with her customers, stockists and suppliers.

 

Natalie exhibited at her first UK trade show in January 2017 and her products are now stocked internationally in stores including Fenwicks, Museum of London, The National Archives and We Built This City. To find out more about where you can buy Natalie’s products and how to become a stockist, click here.

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😍 Awww look at beautiful Emily wearing my botanical cotton tote bag in Paris today! πŸ—ΌπŸ’ƒπŸ’–πŸŽ‰πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ Thanks to @guyinthesky25 for taking such a fab photo. You guys are the best! πŸ€— If you need one of these statement bags in your life... 🌹🌻🌿 you can grab one from my shop (link in bio) πŸ˜„βœŒπŸ» #totebag #giftsforgirls #botanicalpickmeup #makersgonnamake #botanical #patternbank #illustratorsofinstagram #craftsposure #etsy #etsyseller #botanicalillustration #fashion #fashionaccessories
πŸŽ‰ BACK IN STOCK! πŸŽ‰ I just got a delivery of more of this MEGA sized Kew Gardens print πŸ’–πŸŒ΄πŸŒΉπŸŒ» Hooray! If you think this would look ace in your home head over to my website to get yours (link in bio) It's a lovely A2 size and will brighten up any room. πŸ™Œ

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I've been selected as a top 30 finalist for the Stationery Matters "30 Under 30" Awards! πŸŽ‰ So cool to be featured in the magazine that arrived this morning and really lovely comments from the judges! πŸ˜€ 
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