We still have one more artist contributor to our 2011 Holiday Collection! We’re excited to feature the very talented Julia Rothman! Julia is the rock star designer behind some of our most popular greeting cards and wedding invitations. We could go on and on about her genius illustrations and famous hand drawn style, but that would take days! We’re constantly getting inspiration from her work and are delighted to have her as a part of Hello!lLucky designer team. Check out her book blog here!
What inspired your design for the holiday collection?
Thinking about hot chocolate and warm mittens and cozy armchairs with fuzzy blankets and glowing fireplaces. I’m not a big fan of the cold weather but i like being warm knowing it’s cold outside.
What are you currently working on?
Today I was working on a bunch of illustrations for a magazine. I’m excited to start to working on a book I am going to do about New York City next. Oh, and organizing. That is my New Years resolution- to get my office in better shape. I’ve tried to start the long process a little bit early to get a head start.
What influences your style the most?
That’s hard to pinpoint. At some point I realized I really like drawings that seem like they are for kids, the style is playful and simple, but the audience is for adults. I like looking at vintage wallpaper designs and old children’s book. But I think what influences me the most is what I see on a daily basis around me walking the streets; the people, clothing, store windows, architecture, patterns…
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
I like exchanging gifts with my friends. It’s always really fun thinking up presents for them and I always know I will get a thoughtful gift in return.
Best holiday memory?
I used to help decorate my neighbors tree every year as a kid since we never had one. I liked hearing stories about all the ornaments and eating lots of cookies. One year she told me a ghost story and I was so scared and never forgot it.
To enter to win an assortment of 10 letterpress greeting cards designed by Julia Rothman, comment below telling us your best holiday memory! The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 9th at 12:00pm. Good luck!
**A winner has been chosen! Thanks for participating!**