Lisa Kirkbride was one of the first artists to join our For the Love of the North family back in 2017.
Lisa is a graphic designer best known for her bold patterns and eye-catching illustrations, many of which have become firm favourites among our lovely customers. Lisa lives in Whitley Bay and many of her designs are influenced by the gorgeous North East coastline. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doodling and even the occasional sunrise swim in the North Sea.
Lisa’s brand Lisa Kirkbride Designs was founded in 2002 after seven years of experience working with North East design and marketing agencies. Lisa’s brand specialises in brochures, advertising, newsletters, and social media graphics, her background in graphic design is prevalent in her bright surface patterns and illustrations. Lisa is heavily influenced by Scandinavian design and vintage 1950s fabrics and textiles and her work has been exhibited in New York, and San Francisco as well as across the UK.
Lisa has worked with us creating some of our most popular designs since 2017, including tea towels, cards and prints. In 2020 she worked with ourselves to create the iconic ‘Love will get us through’ design which covered so many locations of our wonderful region. This design -alongside several others by some of our other artists- helped fundraise £10,000 for the NHS Northumbria Bright Charity which does fabulous work supporting both patients and staff. Aside from her famed ‘Love will get us through’ prints, Lisa has also collaborated with us on a Christmas collection including cards, a Limited-Edition hoody, cushions and bone china baubles and mugs.
We have loved working with Lisa over the last few years and cannot wait to see the other wonderful designs and ideas she comes up with in the future. We get to enjoy multiple generations of the Kirkbride family with Lisa’s daughter Lily helping us out on Saturdays. Lisa is full of life and energy, something that is reflected through her magnificent designs.