Starch Green is the studio of two artist designers - Kate Fishenden and Jonathan Mercer.
Individually they are artists producing their own unique works. Jonathan’s prints are rooted in the craft of wood engraving, printed on his Albion press. Kate creates watercolours and screen prints that express her love of nature and flowers through layers of translucent colours.
Together they create design solutions for clients, usually independent businesses local to their West London studio. Their sharp, strategic minds get below the surface of a problem; their sensitive, crafted design delivers beautiful branding.
Their design is informed by their artist practice. The eye of the artist underlies their design intuition and composition. As graphic designers and printmakers they love solving problems and the joy of multiples.MORE ABOUT US
Many of our prints and products are set within a theme or subject - we call these COLLECTIONS - we often revisit these themes or locations and add to them over time...
In the April of 2019 we received a short email entitled ‘Branding’ and enquiring if we would like to work on a new cafe project.
As an illustrator I have designed letters from time to time, sometimes decorated, sometimes plain. It is something most illustrators will eventually get round to - methodically creating an entire alphabet - but you usually need a theme, a reason to do it.
Simultaneously, I have lost count of the numbers of people...