Meet the artist:

Jay Williams

Hi! I am Jay and I create original prints and illustrations for surface pattern design, predominantly for the Paper market, mainly gift wrap, gift bags and gift boxes and greeting cards, also for printed fabrics for home goods and children's apparel.

I am originally from the UK, and was lucky enough to win a scholarship to Loughborough Art school, one of the top schools for Printed Textile Design in England. I was fortunate to meet my future boss while still a student, and was offered a job at his NY studio after I graduated. After working in-house for many years I was lucky enough to meet my future business partner (she managed the sales side) and I was the creative director (art directing artists and responsible for trend research and putting together multiple collections for the textile and paper industries). We exhibited at all the top Trade shows and she traveled throughout the States with our collections. We had a very successful studio mid town in the heart of the garment industry, with a large in house and freelance team of artists.

I eventually moved out of Manhattan to the suburbs to focus on a quieter life and bought my forever home, which I share with my Mini English Bull terrier Ollie, and three kitties, Sugar and Spice and Boo.

I decided to take the plunge and give up my studio to focus on myself and down size my life. I have been incredibly lucky to work with clients both in small companies and very large, designing one signature piece or their entire line. I still create original art and work alongside my team of extremely experienced designers, to offer a wide diverse selection of original art for all areas of surface design.

Whatever design work you need, my aim is to make the process easy for you. All my designs are created with the upmost care and detail in order to make your product the best it can be, no matter how big or small the project.