Birmingham City University


My first post of my new blog, how exciting! Lets hope people read it!

Jurassic Panda is an illustration company that I started a little over a year a go, the concept is a simple one its all about a world in which dinosaurs and pandas live among one another in harmony, going on fabulous adventures! I have been overwhelmed with the success that Jurassic Panda has had, I have shipped out to all over the world, which is something I am really proud of! I decided to start a little blog so you can learn a bit more about me and the plans I have for Jurassic Panda in the future!

So who am I? I am a 27 year old girl from Birmingham, UK I studied Printed textile design at Birmingham City University and after a few years of not knowing what to do, and not really doing anything creative I decided to start to draw again, after huge encouragement from people I love I decided to set up my own business.  At first I didn’t really know what I was doing, my packaging was dreadful, I hardly had anything in my shop (it’s still not as full as I would like!) but I got the hang of things pretty quickly, learnt a lot of things from the kind Etsy sellers I came across on twitter and soon the orders started rolling in.  After a pretty rubbish start to the year I decided to go travelling to the US with one of my best friends while I was away I realised that I didn’t want to go back to working jobs I hated, my health was more important  and that I wanted to do something that made me happy, so I came home from the US, moved back to my Mum’s house got a part time job working in live music events for a friend (which I love) and have started trying to turn my hobby into my full time gig.  I am extremely poor but I am a lot more happy! 

Anyway thank you for reading

Gemma x