Who is fizzi~jayne?
fizzi~jayne was founded by me, Fiona. My business name can confuse people and I get called Jayne a lot, which is fine. It is a play on my name - Fizz was my nickname at school and Jayne is my middle name. I will respond to Fizz, Fiona, Fi or Jayne.
🌈 My aim is to bring colour and joy to your day. My illustration style is fun and young at heart, like me!
Where did it all start?
I've always been creative, I went to art college and studied Fashion at University but my love for drawing and card making started from a very early age.
Just look at this Mother's Day card I made my Mum when I was A LOT younger!
and look at the branding on the back of the cards I made, it was a sign, right?!
I like to think my drawing skills have improved!
After University I joined the corporate world of retail, working in buying and marketing roles. This was office based and I was doing a lot of work on spreadsheets. I started making cards for a hobby to keep the creative juices flowing. I made my wedding invitations and became quite crafty, learning to crochet and starting to draw & paint again.
So how did a hobby become a proper business?
It was when I was writing features and benefits for toilets, I started questioning my life choices, this was not the dream!
With the encouragement of my friends and family I started selling my cards online.
It took a restructure at work to give me the push I needed to focus on my business and realise what I wanted, which was (and still is) to be my own boss and have a creative job.
The business all started from a tiny desk in my spare room. As the business has grown, I've slowly been taking over the room and it is now my home office / studio. I'm originally a Midlands girl but I'm now based in a pretty village in Hertfordshire, in the UK.
I am a one woman band, as well as illustrating and designing, I am the one that lovingly packages your orders and takes them to my local post office. I am also the administrator, cleaner, marketing exec, customer services and dog walker for Jenson, and I love it! (except maybe the cleaning!).
Jenson gets featured a lot on my social media channels, I think he's more popular than me!
Originally when I started my business, I used to make everything but as my business grew, I needed to outsource some of the production. Everything you see in my shop is designed by me, but items are now manufactured by other businesses. This has allowed me to broaden my product range and in 2019 I launched mugs!
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