Lisa Stickley is an award winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a printed textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art. She is also a devoted lover of cabbage and marshmallows – although not necessarily at the same time!
Soon after graduation in 1999 - from her bedroom back home - she founded her label Lisa Stickley and sold some of her very first products to Paul Smith, Designers Guild and the Cross. Her distinctive work led to collaborations worldwide with Burberry, Harrods, Liberty, Tate, Selfridges, Heals, John Lewis, Boots, Debenhams and Japanese stores including Ships, Hankyu & Isetan.
Lisa took a break from business to have her two little girls who have sparked her passion for writing and illustrating stories for children. Inspired by her daughter’s everyday musings, Lisa’s quirky tales are told from a fresh untainted view of the world with humour and charm and brought to life with her playful characters, joyful colour and distinctive patterns.
Lisa was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway award in 2018 for her children’s books and was a finalist in the ‘Made for Mum’ awards. Her publishers include Pavilion, Boxer Books and Tate.
Back in 2010 Lisa published her first sewing book ‘Made at home’ and her latest project book ‘Makes for Mini Folk’ was published in 2018.
Lisa supports ‘Beanstalk’ a charity that recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need a little help improving their reading ability and confidence.
As a children's author, a mother of two little girls, and someone who came to reading a little later, (in her teens thanks to Roald Dahl) the importance of encouraging children to enjoy reading as much as possible, as soon as possible is personal and passionate for her.
50% from the sale of each tea towel 'Hooray To Books' (created specially for Beanstalk) goes straight to the charity.
With special thanks to Ben Anders, Katie Sellers for lots of the photography & styling on the site.
A special mention to my publishers Pavilion, Boxer Books and Tate too.