Julie Gough is an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Art Teacher based in Bristol. She graduated from The University of Bath in 2009 and has been creating Illustrations and Graphic Design work ever since. She has been lucky enough to work on a wide range of projects to date, from exhibition programmes to logos to business cards to wedding stationery and each has been produced using a collaborative approach and a desire to create something that satisfies the client.
In addition to her design work, she runs an Illustrated Women in History blog at illustratedwomeninhistory.tumblr.com.
Julie designed save the dates and wedding invitations for our wedding in August 2014. From the original consultation through to producing the final products, Julie was a pleasure to work with. She immediately understood our ideas and was able to suggest imaginative ways to approach the designs and illustrations. Once we had decided on designs, Julie was quick to produce drafts and was extremely receptive to any feedback we had. Julie was also very prompt in all communications we had with her, which made the whole experience stress-free. I would definitely recommend Julie’s services!
I asked Julie to create a clear, crisp and friendly logo for my record label, and gave her a scrappy doodle I’d done on the back of a receipt as her only guide. What Julie came up with was exactly what we needed, and remains very much at the centre of our business five years on. She understood what we needed our logo to project, and hit the nail on the head. We still get compliments on it all the time!
We had a clear idea of the design we wanted for our wedding invitations and order of service, but were finding it difficult to create. Julie made our vision into a reality. The finished products were excellent – exactly what we had envisaged and fitted perfectly with the theme of our wedding. Many thanks again Julie!
Julie designed button badges that were to be handed out to guests at my wedding. Although I am a designer myself and had an idea of what I was after, I required the illustration skills of Julie along with her unique style to really bring the idea to life. I was really happy with the end result and these badges proved to be a big hit with guests at the wedding.
Latest blog posts
In December last year I was asked to illustrate a poetry book by gail from devizes. I created all illustrations for the book using the poetry as inspiration and was also responsible for the layout. A Sudden Poet is available from Devizes Books for £7.
I will be exhibiting selected portraits from Illustrated Women in History at HOURS gallery in Bristol, England. There will be a public launch event on Saturday April 9th 5-9 pm with a FAN CLUB NOTTS DJ set. You can find out more about FAN CLUB and what they do here and on tumblr @fanclubzine Other viewing […]
These illustrations are part of my submission for the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project 2016. My sketchbook began as drawings of flowers that were a part of my wedding bouquet. I used the sketchbook to experiment with line drawings of flowers to work on and refine my drawing skills as I usually work digitally.