About Obiko

In the beginning

Born in Oxford, Linda has, from a young age, loved painting, drawing and everything to do with paper and patterns. In recent times, Linda has taken her passion into illustration and painting and now works in many different mediums including paint, ink, oil pastel and collage.

Linda studied at the Camberwell College of Arts London, graduating in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design.

After graduation, Linda continued with her love of drawing and painting on a personal level until 2010 when she founded the design studio Obiko, based in the seasisde town of Hastings UK, where she currently lives.

January 2010, Linda started to sell luxury stationery to independent local shops in Hastings.
Within a year, Obiko products, could be found in some of the most sort after shops and art galleries worldwide from Liberty in London, Spiral in Tokyo to the Art Gallery North South Wales in Sydney.

March 2015, Linda started to change direction with her artwork, concentrating on more minimal hand-drawn designs.  Much of her work is inspired by nature and objects of simplicity.

January 2019, saw the launch of the new Obiko website, which is now run alongside Linda's freelance illustration work.

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