Today we want to introduce you to Ruth Thorp an illustrator, designer and children’s writer base in Bath.
She has a degree in Architecture from The University of Bath; has published three picture books; created cover art, book illustrations and editorial artwork for a range of publications; and designed websites and branding for a number of small independent businesses.
Ruth likes to play with colour, bold graphics and minimalist layouts to create beautiful pieces that make people smile. She loves coffee, dancing, great design, beautiful spaces, reading and beach walks back home in Pembrokeshire where she feels most creative!
Ruth spent much of her childhood creating and making things. By immersing herself in inspiring environments she discovered an important part of her design process. Colour, light, space and texture have always had a huge effect on her and provided a catalyst for her creativity.
Growing up through school, her favourite lessons were always the creative subjects, although she has also always had a keen analytical mind for problem solving and science, so pretty much all of school was a joy for her and since then Ruth has never wanted to stop learning.
Ruth studied architecture at the University of Bath, whilst also learning a range of computer software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp and AutoCAD, graduating in 2008.
After completing the ‘Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design’ course, run by Rachael Taylor, Ruth set up her new business in 2013 producing a line of illustrations and selling them as cards and paper products.
We are delighted to bring Ruth’s current range of work from her Wilderness Collection to Hebden Bridge as her illustrations are beautiful, stylish and expertly done with a simple but effective use of colour.