The original concept for Draw was dreamt up in late 2001, but it was not until spring 2003 that the first cards appeared on retailers’ shelves in the UK. Since 2003 the hand drawn images, often using a small play on words, can be found in selected retailers around the world. George Ashton-Jones, Creative Director Draw and professional artist expands: "I try to draw characters which are colourful and pleasing on the eye. The message is designed to be gently humorous - to bring a smile to your face - perhaps some relief in your frantic day".
Over the past decade, Draw has created over 3,000 images by hand, using 5 distinct styles of illustration, appealing to a broad audience worldwide. The greeting cards and stationery items are printed/manufactured in the UK, actively supporting local business. Draw produces products of the highest quality, and have expanded in many exciting categories including Tins, Ceramics, Coasters, Tableware, Tea towels, Cushions, Magnets. Draw sources the best raw materials (paper, ink, packaging etc) for both the consumer and the environment. Draw is fresh, original, organic, healthy and fun.
George, Hannah and Anna, three superb and creative artists are constantly working on new images, so please continue to visit the website to find out what's new. If you need any other information or you'd like to share an idea with us, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Draw is inspired by the award-winning artwork and direction of George Ashton-Jones. George had hoped to join the army after college, but sadly suffered a knee injury. Instead he moved to Australia, where he worked alongside leading Aussie animator Neil "Rolf" Goodridge. Neil encouraged George to persevere with artistic techniques often forgotten with the onset of computer animation. After 3 years George returned to the UK, to work for a leading sponsorship agency in London. It was here he met Will Digby and the concept for Draw was born.
Very quickly many ideas were developed and the ranges grew. In 2003, George and Will took a step into the unknown, founding the Draw as a design led greeting card publisher. 16 years on, Draw is firmly established as one of the most creative and recognisable publishers and manufacturers of card and gifts both in the UK and abroad. Over 1,000 designs are always available to retailers, with bespoke POS to maximise sales. Alongside the cards is a vast range of products including Ceramics, Textiles, Stationery, Fridge Magnets, Keyrings, Tins, Coasters, Tablemats, Signs.
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