During almost 20 years in retail with her own gift and card shops, Barbara learned a great deal about cards. So in 2011 she jumped the counter and put her experience to good use by becoming an agent selling cards, jewellery and gifts to retailers, from a stable of 14 young and creative companies. These varied ingredients, with a strong added flavouring of creativity from her friend David Read, led naturally to the next step – creating their own designs. The result is SupaDupa Designs and some super-duper cards.
David spent over 30 years as an Art Director in London advertising agencies, and probably 5 years on trains getting to and from the office. Now, running his own advertising and design business based closer to home in the South East, David puts his extra spare time to good use, working for his most demanding client yet: himself. Whilst his painstaking perfectionism is expressed in his lifelike watercolour paintings of birds, his slightly mad and quirky mind is evident in the range of cards he has created for SupaDupa Designs.