Wrendale Designs is an award-winning publisher of greeting cards, stationery and giftware featuring the characterful artwork of artist Hannah Dale.
Hannah began Wrendale Designs in 2012 on a crowded kitchen table in Melton Ross, Lincolnshire. Having a pretty eclectic background (studying art at school before reading Zoology at Cambridge University followed by five years as a stockbroker in London), Hannah found herself married to a Lincolnshire farmer with a young baby and a desperation to find an outlet for her artistic roots.
Inspired by the glorious Lincolnshire countryside, Hannah started to paint hares; loving their expressive faces and wonderful personalities. After printing these designs as greeting cards on a beautifully textured board, she began sharing these with local gift shops and they were an immediate success. Hannah expanded her repertoire and began painting other animals – the rest as they say is history!
Since then the company has won five prestigious Henries awards for its greeting cards (the Oscars of the greeting card industry!) and now supplies cards and giftware all over the world. Wrendale Designs was awarded a Queens Award for export in 2019 for its excellence in international trade, and the success of Wrendale continues to soar overseas.