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Greetings Cards  /  Illustration  /  Surface Pattern Design


Hello and welcome!


I'm Linda Tordoff, a surface pattern designer and illustrator.  I work from my little home studio in the UK under the name of Paintlove Studio, so called because I love to paint!

I create whimsical, painterly illustrations and surface pattern designs using a combination of collage, painting, papercutting, drawing and photoshop.


I studied surface pattern design at Staffordshire University, graduating in 2001 with a First Class Honours degree. I then worked inhouse as an illustrator for a large greetings card publisher.  After the birth of my first child, (I now have three!) I began freelancing for greetings card companies as an illustrator.  

I also worked as a freelance designer for the wonderful Paper and Cloth Design Studio.


I've always wanted to create my own greetings cards so I've recently designed a range which is available online in my Etsy shop. My cards will also be available in lovely boutiques, gift shops and galleries very soon.  I've also recently started designing nursery prints which are available in my shop. More designs coming soon!

I continue to freelance for various companies.  My illustrative designs are perfect for childrenswear, stationery, greetings cards, book illustration, art prints and fabric designs.  

I am represented by the amazing Bright Group International.


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