A Note from Jinny, Designer and Founder of Jin Designs
I’m a Graphic Designer based on the sunny south coast of the UK, in a place called Hove Actually, next to Brighton. In June 2013, after many months, years even, of thoughts, dreams, creativity and plans, I launched my own designs on a range of high quality home and giftware.
Why did I do this? The reason behind the change was basically a desire to offer consumers a fresh choice. I'd been designing for over 8 years prior to this as I had my own graphic and web design studio. During that time, I developed a very clean and simple style and I wanted to bring this style into home and giftware.
My designs feature plenty of space and simple characters. It's a contrast to the busy lives we lead. It’s not art to be admired. It’s design that tells a story. But not my story. I’ve designed these for you to create your own story - as a reminder of something that's personal to you.
The inspiration behind my cat collections comes from a cat I had when growing up. You can read more about the Story behind Sleeping Cat. After the heartbreak of losing my cat, I never wanted to go through that pain again.
But if you avoid pain you also end up avoiding a lot of joy. And in September 2018, after many years of deliberating, I finally brought a cat into the studio. Pebbles, the female British Shorthair, joined the Jin Designs team and works hard in areas such as admin, marketing and generally running the place. She loves social media too and enjoys keeping you updated here: @pebbles_by_the_sea
Jin Designs is a small but growing business, thanks to online sales both on this website and via other online platforms including notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy. There are also a number of stockists both in the UK and across the world who sell Jin Designs products. It's taken a lot of hard work to get to this point and there’s still a lot to do but it is exciting times.
Please get in touch if you have any comments or feedback. It's always good to hear from you.