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Meet the Designer: Laura Fisher

Meet the Designer: Laura Fisher

Guide Dogs is delighted to collaborate with British illustrator Laura Fisher on an exclusive Laura Fisher x Guide Dogs collection. The successful small business owner began her creative journey in 2019, her beautiful designs and homely illustrations saw Laura being awarded with the “Young Person in Business” award in 2021.

The collection includes beautiful kitchenware and stationery, making perfect gifts for loved ones, or for yourself. Each piece has been thoughtfully designed with a charming puppy motif pattern which will win over any dog lover and finished in subtle neutral tones to match any kitchen interior.

100% of the profits from the Laura Fisher range will help Guide Dogs continue their vital work enabling people with sight loss to live actively, independently and well.

Discover more about Laura Fisher below in our exclusive interview.

Laura Fisher drawing her designs on an iPad
How did you become an illustrator/set up your business?

It all started in 2018 when we decided to move family home. Myself, Mum, brother & sister had lived here for 20 special years, surrounded by the beautiful British countryside. 

20 Years of family memories, what on earth could I gift my Mum to capture this time? Struggling to find a gift (and running out of time), I decided to 'attempt' to draw a picture of the house.

Quite honestly, the drawing was no better that what you would expect to find at an infant school. But, it was the appreciation and meaning of what I had attempted to capture that sparked something in me.

A year down the line, due to illness, I ended up having to have some time off from University & my corporate job. To fill the time I thought it would be fun to draw a few more houses. Wonky drawings quite quickly filled up my friends & families houses. The drawings lead me to experiment in other drawing techniques. Quite quickly I found the world of pattern design. 

Fixated on pattern design but with only a background in business I decided to not go back to my corporate job & study a Masters in Illustration. To make a few pennies whilst studying I started to sell my designs on tea towels... and this is where it really began! 

Model wears apron, in Laura Fisher design

How would you describe your style as an artist?

My style is very minimalistic, light and airy. I always love my pattern designs to feel homely but still fun! 

Where do you find your inspiration?

My inspiration definitely comes from the British countryside. All my work seems to have a common theme of British nature, wildlife and pets! My favourite way to find inspiration is just simply going for a walk in the countryside!

Laura Fisher sketches puppy design on paper

Why did you want to work with Guide Dogs?

I admire the transformative work that Guide Dogs do, it’s remarkable.

As all profits from the range will help the charity, I really hope everyone loves them as much as I do!

Shop the full Laura Fisher range here.

Laura Fisher Tea Towels

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