My name is Emma McGowan and I'm an illustrator and surface pattern designer living and working in Brighton, a sunny seaside city on the south coast of England.
I thrive on creative collaboration with clients who are looking for beautiful fresh designs and a flexible and reliable creative partner.
I specialise in hand lettering, illustration and pattern for editorial, greetings, stationery, wall art, paper products and gifts. Everything is hand drawn and then layered and coloured digitally.
My work is available to license and buy outright, and I'm always happy to talk about commissions and collaborations.
Andrews McMeel Publishing I Big Wheel Press | Elderflower Fields Festival | Griffith Smith I The Guardian I Michael O'Mara Books I Robert Kaufman | Sussex Tweed | Syntego | Quarto Publishing I Workman Publishing
Snailway Artist 2018
Semi Finalist 2016 Global Talent Search
Finalist MIID Printsource Competition 2016
Selected to feature in the 2016 Uppercase Creative Calendar
Semi Finalist 2015 Global Talent Search
Featured in Pattern Mix: showcase of best 100 emerging pattern designers
Brighton Open Houses 2018
National Stationery Show 2017 & 2018
Surtex 2016 & 2017
Quilt Market 2016
Print & Pattern: Christmas Collection - Emma McGowan
Print & Pattern: Cards - Emma McGowan
Pattern Observer: Featured Designer - Emma McGowan
Print & Pattern: Surtex 2017 - Emma McGowan
Rise Design & Shine: Surtex Preview
Stationery Trends: Back in Black
Make Art That Sells Showcase
Print & Pattern: Christmas 2016
MOYO Magzine: Issue 9, page 83
Print & Pattern: Surtex 2016 - Emma McGowan
Make Art That Sells: Alumni Success
Art & Design Licensing Source Book: Four Corners, Two Shows
Pattern Observer: Four Corners Art Collective Surtex Preview
SURTEX Official Newsletter: Testing the Waters? First-Time Exhibitors Plunge Right in
Make It In Design: Graduate Interview
SURTEX Official Newsletter: Traveling 24,000+ Miles to Collect Themselves at Surtex