Our Story.. F+o
Hello! I'm Clare, a designer from Worcestershire, based in London, and with a love for all things dogs.
This love started while sharing my childhood with my own pup Maisie, a mischievous Westie who loves to stick her tongue out, and has only grown stronger since.
Florence & Ottie create minimalistic personalised illustrations, stylish prints and greeting cards, and pet products inspired by the latest trends. I'm always influenced by Scandinavian lifestyle and design, which feature in all of our products.
F&O focus on picking out the most unique features of our customers pets and making sure they're captured in our personalised illustrations and prints so all of our customers have something precious of their four legged friend that they can keep forever.
'You've captured their character perfectly!'
I've studied and worked as a designer, previously in childrenswear, but started Florence & Ottie after a colleague and friend asked if I could illustrate her a portrait of her two beloved pets Maggie and Mollie as a gift to her partner.
When I handed her the illustrations she told me I'd managed to capture and illustrate their unique features and characteristics perfectly, with a minimalistic linear style with dashes of colour. After doing the same for more friends, I sparked the idea to create Florence & Ottie, and that is where it all began.
While we still create personalised pawtraits of pets of all kinds, we've since expanded into lifestyle prints, personalised greeting cards, and stylish pet products including hand-stitched bandanas.