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Welcome to my Etsy shop!
kleinml07 on Apr 26, 2017
Looks perfect and made a great gift for a Welshman living in America!
Hannah Watts on Apr 12, 2017
Suzie on Mar 31, 2017
There are so many more mams than mums where I'm from. So nice to find nice cards for our lovely mams!
Megan Tucker Illustration
Hello there! As you can see from my shop name, my name is Megan Tucker and i'm an illustrator from Swansea, South Wales in the UK. Im 31 years old and have always loved drawing and generally being creative from as far back as I can remember. Pencils and paper were my "toys" of choice as a child and I would happily spend my time making things out of cardboard boxes, glitter glue and sequins whenever the opportunity arose!
I remember drawing a rainforest scene in school as part of a project at the age of around 4 or 5. My teacher loved it so much, she sent me to the Headmasters office to show it to him and I was then paraded around all of the classrooms to show each teacher what I had done! I still have that drawing and I think it was at that point I realised that I had a skill and a love for drawing things that make people smile.
I studied art and graphic design in school, then took graphic design, art and ceramics at college. After that I took a gap year where I taught art in Texas to homeschooled kids for a few months and applied to go to university the following year. I enrolled at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2005 and studied illustration with the intention of becoming an Art teacher. Unfortunately, I did not complete my degree (lets just say, life got in the way!).
After that, I job hopped between various retail positions and then got a job as a teaching assistant. I enjoyed it so much I decided to study Childcare and achieved my NVQ3 in 2010. Despite really enjoying working with young children in a school setting, I deeply missed illustration. My husband ran a graphic design business and the call to work at home with him on his business while starting my own, pulled me away from TA work and I began pursuing that in 2011.
Initially, with my love of working with Children, I decided to create beautifully illustrated prints and resources with an educational twist. A year or so into this, I decided to create some Welsh language alphabet prints. I had noticed while working in schools that a lot of Welsh resources were outdated, so I decided to try and fill the gap. I was contacted by a Welsh gift retailer shortly after releasing it on Etsy and was asked if I would supply the prints on a wholesale basis.
This was not something I had considered before but I was glad to do it. From there, the demand for the prints from other shops began to increase, as well as a demand for more Welsh language prints for both children and adults. As this side of my business grew, I felt that my child focused business name (Kindy Garden) was restrictive. I needed to have a business name that allowed me to branch out and create whatever I wanted. So in January 2013, I let go of the Kindy Garden name and became simply "Megan Tucker Illustration".
This new found freedom caused my business to more than double in a year and I now have over 40 shops stocking my work across Wales as well as a healthy turn over here on Etsy. I feel very blessed to have this as my full time job. I work from home and have a dedicated studio space here in my house which I love.
I'm Megan Tucker- an illustrator based in Swansea, South Wales. I enjoy creating artwork and gifts perfect for the home. I specialise in Welsh language prints & gifts and my work can be found in over 40 gift shops across Wales.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Id like to stock your work. Do you offer wholesale at all?
I do supply to trade customers. If you are interested in becoming a stockist, please visit my website megantuckerillustration.co.uk and click the "become a stockist" link at the bottom of the page and fill in the contact form.
Do your prints come framed?
My prints are not supplied with frames but are produced at either 10x8 or 12x16 in size, which are both very easy sizes to acquire inexpensive frames for.
I wrote a guide for customers all about this here: Find out more about purchasing frames here: http://bit.ly/28IgAlu