Designer: Big Leap Designs
Ever innovative, bright and cheerful illustrations on cards, prints and gifts, all created to generate a smile. I have been described as a visual scribe who uses a palette of humour and happiness. In my garden studio in Mayo I design and create a range of original Irish greeting cards, prints and gift items. My work connects with people and helps people connect.
About Big Leap Designs
Big Leap Designs is well established as one of Ireland’s leading greeting card designers going back over 25 years. Since 1992 Emma’s distinctive style and designs have developed across various product categories to include cards, prints, lifestyle and gift all linked by her design handprint of quirky illustrations and humour, created to send a smile.
Discover more about Big Leap Designs
My go-to tools are a dip-pen and watercolours and sitting at my drawing board doodling on my layout pad is one of my happiest places. Drawing and illustration have always been second nature to me and the urge to express myself through my drawings is compulsive, my life journey is my inspiration, the highs and the lows, I am fascinated by people, expressions and emotions.
All of my designs can be tracked back to an illustration in my sketch pad, I am a doer, love to experiment and am hands-on with every aspect of my work from the initial drawing to editing, printing, finishing and finally packaging, I only out-source my raw materials. I choose to print on wood-free paper and board, made with ECF pulp, certified FSC.