Julie Harron Illustrations was founded by Julie Harron, a watercolour artist from a small village called Dromara in Northern Ireland with her husband Kyle and her two beautiful children Nathan & Bethany.
Julie has always loved stationery,
"There's just something about the process of slowing down and writing with pen and paper that is both timeless and poetic. Coupled with fine quality products and aesthetically pleasing tools, I think it can brighten and make any desk that little bit more enjoyable. Not to mention the humble note. Is there anything nicer than an unexpected handwritten note left for you to read by someone who cares.
Technology is crucial to all aspects of running my business and I never take the speed and how it allows me to work efficiently for granted. However where technology is central to all of my work processes, there is so much beauty in each of our unique forms of handwriting which excites me. You can instantly recognise a loved ones handwriting, something that doesn't come through in the fonts chosen on your software.
I have always appreciated all things handmade, handwritten, and with the knowledge that something has been lovingly penned or made for me when I receive it never fails to evoke emotion. These are just some of the reasons why I enjoy and appreciate stationery so much"
When Julie's health deteriorated to the point she could no longer work a 'regular job' she was introduced to a local art club where she was introduced to watercolours. After learning how to paint and draw (Julie says she could barely draw a stick man prior to this) she began painting personalised illustrations and designing her own stationery based on her original watercolour paintings, she decided to bring her skills and passion together by expanding Julie Harron illustrations to include stationery supplies as well.
Julie divides her work life between her desk at home (where she carries out most of her admin) and a cabin at her childhood home where her parents still live. This is where she does a lot of her painting and packing up all your lovely orders.
This balance allows Julie to have a more healthy home/work life balance, something she is constantly working on but is grateful to have the flexibility of having both bases.
Thank you for taking the time to read this if you have got this far and I hope it lets you know a little bit more about me and my story."
Click here to explore Julie's range of illustrations and some of the beautiful stationery she stocks.