One of the exhibitors we’re most looking forward to at this year’s The Wedding Day is JS Designs.
Waterford-based designer Julie Nolan started creating illustrations after her own wedding in 2016.
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Speaking to Beat, Julie provided a little background to her business.
“You’d be shocked how much extra time you have when you’re no longer planning a wedding!
I thought I’d post my illustrations on Instagram & Facebook pages and was delighted when they quickly got a great response. It was then that I decided to do illustrations of Irish fashion bloggers for a bit of fun and was elated when they reposted them and mentioned me. I suddenly had people messaging me asking for pricing and orders. The response was unbelievable!
Shortly thereafter, the requests kept rolling in. I was getting orders for birthdays, hen parties, engagements, baby showers, christenings, wedding invitations & business logos! I even collaborated with several famous Irish brands to create marketing content for their brands (Dr Hauschka Skincare and Lilywho Jewellery). I was stunned by the amazing response.
Last year I began doing my illustrations live at wedding receptions and fell in love with the process so I’ve never looked back! It takes me about 10-15 mins to create an illustration of two people. I do it on the spot and the wedding guests love it. Such a unique way to provide some entertainment as well as a wedding favour in one go!”
You can find Julie on Instagram here.