Hello, I am Rachel Gwen May. I'm an illustrator based in Birmingham, United Kingdom and the creator of Two Chubbas, which I run all by myself! I do all the designing, admin work, customer services, printing (with the exception of badges, tea towels, cushions & mugs which I design and then get made professionally else where). As well as all the packing and posting.
My illustrations are available on greeting cards, prints, coasters, phone cases and badges! Which I sell on this website and through my etsy shop.
Two Chubbas has become a big part of my life, I love fulfilling orders and creating illustrations to pop on new products. It is my dream to one day branch out to more homeware products as well as clothing.
Animals and nature are my biggest inspiration. I grew up in the countryside. As a family we would go on walks through woodlands and fields and along the canal. We had a big garden full of chickens, one duck and one goose (who were best friends), quail ( I use to love to sit in the aviary with them), guinea pigs and a cat and dog. My next door neighbours owned three goats too and I always loved going down to the bottom of the garden to try and get glimpses of them. I always enjoyed drawing animals as a child, they'd fill my sketch books at school and I constantly doodled cats through out secondary school. However it wasn't until 2015 that I properly took up drawing, when I decided to do a 3rd year at university in illustration. I was originally on a HND visual communication course where I was mainly considering photography,
Where possible I do my best to stay as environmentally friendly as I can. I reuse boxes from suppliers for any wholesale orders, I keep off cuts of paper - these are great to bind multiple cards together for big orders and I use FSC approved bubble padded envelopes.
I use 100% recycled envelopes for each greeting card. And my greeting cards are now sent out plastic free, up until January 2021 there was still the option to have the greeting card sent in a biodegradable display bag while I was using up the stock so it makes me enormously happy to of now used up the stock and to be sending out all greeting cards 'naked', plastic free.
All my other items have always been plastic free and I send each item wrapped up in tissue paper for added protection. I'm always eager for new stockists, so please get in touch if you would like to stock my products in your shop. Thanks again for stopping by my shop & I hope you love all the products as much as I loved designing them!