O What A Feeling: Textile & Paper Goods Co. is an art & illustration studio specialising in cheerful stationery and quirky surface pattern designs, with a particular focus on non-English language cards and LGBTQ+ subject matter. Our cards, pronoun pins and other products have been lauded by such publications as Diva Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Pink News, HouseBeautiful, HGTV, Hello Giggles, Elle and HuffPost. Founded by Gillian Lake-Thompson in the spring of 2015, O What A Feeling now makes its home at The Yard Studios in Winchester, a shared artist studio. Our cards, notebooks and art prints are illustrated and hand-lettered in our Winchester studio and then digitally printed onto luxuriously thick FSC-certified paper at a local, independent print shop here in Winchester. Our badges are made completely in-house! Gillian graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles & Fashion from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Canada, followed by an MA in Textile Design at the Winchester School of Art in 2014.
Winner of the 2020 LaunchPad Competition for the London Stationery Show, providing me with a free booth to showcase my products. London Stationery Show is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to writing and paper products. The annual trade show attracts the UK’s biggest retailers, brands and influential buyers in the stationery sector. The show is an important moment in the industry’s calendar, where key suppliers and retailers come together.