Hello and welcome to Sleepy Bee Studio! Created in Cambridge in 2019 by husband and wife team Gavin & Charlie. To give you a bit of a background on us. Charlie is an illustrator and product designer who loves nothing more than creating chaos of the pretty variety in her studio everyday (and dutifully tidying it away every evening as it makes Gav, the tidy one of the two, want to cry). Gav is a graphic designer who does the artwork set-up, manages print production, and the technical side of the products and social media. Charlie comes up with endless ideas for new products, colours, materials, and Gav tells her to calm down and focus on things one step at a time. This is always duly noted and then often ignored. Mr Miaow, the family cat and CCEO (Chief Cat Executive Officer) gets involved in all elements of the business and voices his concerns very loudly and repeatedly until he’s listened to, or fed second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, tea or dinner.
With a background in buying & product design, Charlie appreciated that although the world is now fully immersed in all things digital, there was still a need and desire for the physical attributes of beautifully designed & tactile stationery & gifts.
The first four themes named ‘Cambridge’, ‘Botanical’, ‘Darwin’, and ‘Stargazer’ were inspired by her home-town of Cambridge and its rich historical setting along with the beauty of its gardens & architecture to create something with more of a bespoke touch.
The packaging style has a quintessentially English look to it with the incorporation of hand-poured wax seals & delicate calligraphy. Each product has been lovingly handmade with high quality materials and presented as a beautiful keepsake to cherish.
For all enquiries including bespoke product opportunities please visit the CONTACT page.