Jade Fisher on designing a calendar
Illustrator Jade Fisher shares the process behind her 2018 calendar
Women of the World was a natural choice for our 2018 calendar as it combines my two fave things – women and the world! I explored female roles in different cultures and got to play with folky patterns. I love having a project to work on alongside designing cards, and a calendar keeps things fresh and inspires new ideas. My first thought when planning a calendar is December. Whatever the theme, that one has to look Christmassy! I went to Finland a few years ago and met some Sami people with their reindeer, and that was the first illustration I did for this calendar. If an image isn’t connected to a particular month, I match them to family birthdays. My mum’s birthday is in July and her fave illustration was the Fulani, so now she gets to see it on her birthday! I’m thrilled our cards are stocked in some of my favourite stores like Anthropologie, and while it’s scary launching a new product, luckily they decided to stock the calendar too. I can’t wait to see it on the shelves!
I explored female roles in different cultures and got to play with pattern
Name: Jade Fisher Occupation: Illustrator and stationery designer Jade celebrates the diversity of women in her 2018 calendar Painting tiny details is Jade’s favourite part of the process Her signature style is playful with plenty of f loral details