Working from her home studio, set in the midst of the idyllic English countryside, Berni Parker has developed a highly successful global business. However, the heart and soul of her company, as well as her inspirations, are still very much centred on a love of life, family, friends and the gentle beauty of rural Worcestershire.
Graduating with a degree in graphic design and specialising in illustration, Berni was involved in the UK greeting card industry for 20 years before making the decision to branch out on her own. Her original greeting card collections, 'Whispers on Wings' and 'Ladies Who Love Life’, were instant bestsellers and continue to enjoy phenomenal success today.
With a head constantly brimming with new ideas, Berni's unique style reflects her own colourful imagination. Using beautiful handmade papers, Berni produces images blossoming with delicate hues and soft textures whilst still portraying wonderful three dimensional depth and vitality. Her colourful characters come alive, leaping out of the paper and straight into the adventures and antics for which they are known and loved.
Berni’s creations are stocked in over 700 independent outlets in the U.K. and exported to many countries worldwide including Australia, The Netherlands and Japan. They have been best-selling designs in the National Trust for the last 12 years, further demonstrating their timeless popularity.
And yet, Berni Parker Designs remains a friendly, family run business. With husband John and sons, Ben, Jack and Sam assisting in the areas of administration, product design and operations, Berni is free to devote herself to creating and illustrating the wonderfully whimsical designs for which she is famous.
The world of Berni Parker Designs is ever expanding with fresh ideas, and new enquiries are always warmly welcomed. Check back regularly to discover new products and developments and visit our contact page to get in touch.