Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter

Distinctive, detailed designs inspired by a very English upbringing.

Biography

I grew up in a school in Winchester, surrounded by idyllic countryside and historic buildings and this is a source of inspiration for my designs.

Fanny is a designer and printmaker. Her distinctive, detailed work is largely inspired by her very English upbringing. The daughter of a physics teacher and a music teacher, she grew up in a school in Winchester, surrounded by idyllic countryside and historic buildings in an aesthetically crowded house crammed with prints and patterns on books, plates, cushions, rugs and wallpaper. English holidays, frequents visits to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and National Trust properties as well as an entire childhood in a school are an evident and enduring influence.

Fanny trained as an illustrator at Brighton University and her clients have included Twinings, the Cutty Sark, the Wellcome Collection and Mr Jones Watches. She continues to work as an illustrator alongside her new business turning her designs into hand-printed artworks and textiles.

homeware

Fanny's designs adorn prints, cushions and ceramics for the home.

stationery and book art

Beautiful notebooks and jotters featuring patterns inspired by anatomical drawings.