& the bigger picture...
Thank you for taking the time to find out a little more about our story. We are a husband and wife team, Theresa and Simon Hart.
Both of us studied Masters Degrees at The Royal College of Art. On graduation I worked in fashion design, product development and trend forecasting in Paris, New York and Japan before coming 'home' to work in design with leading UK retailers as well as teaching as a visiting lecturer.
As a couple we left London heading for the coast and settled in beautiful Dartmouth, South Devon to run an art gallery and shop for 7 years and started our family. We prided ourselves in our customer service bringing the most directional art and design we could find to Dartmouth. However the demands of its success (and 2 kids!) meant that we became retailers and not creators which is where our hearts lie. This is where Lovehart came in, initially selling wholesale designer stationary Lovehart was a mixture of both our work. Lovehart has recently evolved to reflect more my fascination with vintage graphics, typography and illustration and I am now at the helm of Lovehart. Simon now has his own websites. (simonhart.co.uk & simonhartartist.co.uk) We work from studios either side of our home and meet in the middle!. We love antiques & vintage typography & when not working we are usually to be found near the coast or river with our 2 children & Springer Spaniel Cookie. Whether it is Lovehart or Simon Hart Design this little family unit is bursting with creativity from sunny South Devon and very happy to help create just the right personalised gift for each customer.