Jessica Hogarth trained in printed textile and surface pattern design before setting up her own business in 2012. Based in the picturesque seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, she has endless inspiration for her quirky coastal and architectural designs right on her doorstep! You can buy them from Not On The High Street as prints or wallpaper, as well as on a range of homewares including cushions, coasters and kitchen textiles.
Describe your workspace.
I have two studios next door to each other in an old building about 10 minutes walk from the town centre. They both have big old windows making them nice and light, perfect for inspiring creativity.
What’s your favourite design and why?
It would probably be my coastal cottages artwork (above, top) which is based on Robin Hood’s Bay, where I grew up. I created the first version of it during my first year of Art College and it was that particular project where my creative style began to fall into place. It’s nice to have a piece of work that has been so heavily influenced by my childhood surroundings.
How would you describe your own interior style?
I’m a huge fan of Scandi-inspired design. I like things to be functional as well as decorative, but not overly fussy. My walls are plain white and adorned with colourful prints accompanied by warm patterned textiles. I love big windows and high ceilings, too.
What’s your most prized possession and why?
I received a Clare Caulfield screen print for my 21st birthday featuring a Paris café scene. Paris is one of my favourite places in the world and Clare’s style is so energetic – it’s a pleasure to have it on my wall.
Sum up your creative style in three words.
Quirky yet sophisticated.