I am delighted to be working with award winning licensing agency The Point.1888. Headed up by Will Stewart, 2020's "Brand Licensing Ambassador of the Year", The Point.1888 have a company ethos that strikes a chord with me: they give 11% to good causes, meaningfully engage with their local community, have adopted flexible and very human working practises for their staff and have client roster including Team GB and Moomins.
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“Our paths crossed at Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate last year. After meeting Stuart, seeing his designs and realising how passionate he was about the creation of I Like Birds, it was something we wanted to be involved with. We are delighted with how the collection has turned out, and we very much look forward to continuing to work together in 2019.”
James, The Art File
“The I Like Birds design collection is incredibly bold and distinctive which means the licensed merchandise is unmistakable and really leaps out at you. It also has that uniquely quirky element so characteristic of great British design, which enhances the strong generic appeal it naturally has for fans of our beautiful native birds. It makes a perfect collection for countryside outlets and garden centres, while the unusual colourways and eccentricities are similarly appealing to trendy urban dwellers. I Like Birds has created something truly unique with this collection.”
Nikki, My Gifts Trade
“Unique is a frequently misused term but, in the case of I Like Birds, it’s entirely justified. From the very first time we met Stuart at the London Stationery Show in 2017, the I Like Birds brand clearly had the originality, high quality and commercial potential to become a leading light in the world of licensed stationery. The wonderfully fresh, yet deceptively simple, use of colour, shapes and forms within the bird-themed designs distil the natural world into something beautiful and immediately accessible, and offer stationery buyers a breath of fresh air for their customers.
Stuart is a delight to work with and the wonderfully collaborative design process has produced some really exciting, contemporary stationery items ranging from a jotter pad and diary through to a family organiser. We are thrilled to be publishing more products in spring/summer 2019.”
"I’m told that I have a good eye for great design and have throughout my years in the industry championed many designers whose patterns can be perfectly applied to a wide portfolio of product. It is exciting to hear that ‘I like birds’ is expanding into Licensing and I would urge our Gift companies to take a look at their portfolio and take the time to meet with Stuart as I truly believe a great business partnership could be formed"
Sarah Ward, CEO The Giftware Association
Licensing Source, reviewing Top Drawer
"I Like Birds has made rapid progress in licensing and a range of its products were showcased on My Gifts Trade stand. The product was really well presented and a key feature of the stand, underpinning the commercial potential of the designs. Again this emphasises how important creativity is to the licensing business and in this context how a creator can really help the commercial side of licensing by being tuned into consumer trends, retail developments and bespoke opportunities. Creatives in licensing need to be market savvy"