A Rose Cast is a one-person creative studio, based in Northern Ireland, producing quirky products, illustration and design for opinionated women who love books, animals and feminism. With a focus on watercolour portraiture, graphic illustration, lettering and calligraphy, A Rose Cast produces illustrated work for two different purposes;
The A Rose Cast Store
The store sells illustrated products created in-house. From stationery, greeting cards, sticker packs and art prints, to jewellery and accessories ~ enamel pins, pocket mirrors, badges, brooches and necklaces ~ each item falls into one of the following sub-brands;
- Girl Gang // Feminist Products for Those Who Persist
- Book Nerd // Literary Products for Well-Read Women
- Sofa Beast // Adorable Products for Animal Lovers
Custom Illustration for Clients
A Rose Cast works with clients, both big and small, to create vibrant and unique illustrated artwork for many purposes, aimed towards young(ish), strong women, with a penchant for dyed hair, tattoos and politics. (Portfolio coming soon)
- Editorial illustration for magazines, blogs and online features/articles
- Identity and branding (including logo design)
- Packaging illustration
- Book illustration & covers
- Promotional & event illustration
- Portraiture, both for pets and humans
- Illustration for products (take a look at my store to see what I can create)
About the Illustrator
Hi, I’m Karen, and I’m the illustrator behind the scenes at A Rose Cast. I’m based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but work with clients and stores all around the world. I live with my partner and our three cats, Mog, Toby and Monty, who often influence my Sofa Beast line of products.
I'm passionate about intersectional feminism and progressive politics, and these issues have a big impact on my work.
Away from illustration I love to buy books faster than I can read them, watch nerdy TV shows and movies, and get lost exploring new places.