Kate Todd Yorkshire artist and director of Wagtail Designs

  Wagtail Designs

Wagtail Designs offers bespoke hand drawn illustrations, personalised stationery, wedding stationery, unique invitations and much more. We aim to capture the charm and originality of your pet, wedding venue, home or favourite place, based on a photograph supplied by you. Portraits are made to order in rural North Yorkshire by artist, Kate Todd.

Kate has a diploma in children’s illustration from the London Art College and is also a member of the British Watercolour Society. Kate’s invigorating enthusiasm and talent has been acknowledged and rewarded in the presentation of several accolades including the Dalesman award. There are also a range of prints available to order online.

We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service and will try to establish friendly working relationships to enable us to deliver that perfect stationery, illustration or gift. We respond quickly to inquiries and will endeavor to meet your schedule or time constraints. We want you to buy with confidence and be delighted with the purchase. All of our products are sent out gift wrapped and carefully packaged.

You can also find us professionally selling on Amazon and Etsy.

Thank you for visiting the site and if you want any more information or need help with a personalised gift idea please email Here

Recent reviews

Geoff @ 06/18/2017 09.34

We were fortunate enough to discover the absolute gem of a company which is Wagtail Designs when looking for some personalised stationery recently.  As other reviewers have mentioned, Kate (and, in our case, Andy) could not have been more helpful. In their friendly and professional manner, they worked with us on a number of attractive design options, quickly produced different drafts for us to choose from, and were more than happy to make additional suggestions if required. The quality of the finished product – and its packaging – is just fabulous. We have since placed a similar order as a birthday gift for a friend – and he could not have been happier with his stationery. That order, incidentally, included an unexpected change to the original deadline, which Kate handled brilliantly.

Kate is clearly passionate about her art and the products she creates with it. And, significantly (as another reviewer has noted), nothing is too much trouble for her: the quality of the company’s products and its standards of customer service are both superb. The whole experience has been an absolute pleasure for us and we have no hesitation in recommending Wagtail Designs and its unique, personalised products.

It’s a company that really cares – not only about the products it designs, but also about the customers it designs them for.

Angela @ 05/22/2017 12:57

We recently ordered our wedding invites through Wagtail designs and couldn’t be happier with how they have turned out. The quality is excellent and they are such good value for money. I have been emailing Kate for months with various amendments after having changed various details and nothing was ever too much trouble.

Mark @ 07/12/2016 04:37

We were looking for something a bit different for our wedding invitations and place names and were so fortunate to find Kate’s website. From the word go she could not have been more helpful, friendly, charming, professional and efficient. When our invitations and place names arrived, they were beautifully presented. Kate’s attention to detail and desire to meet our needs really impressed. You made the experience a real pleasure for us! Thank you so much, Kate.

Wendy Edwards @ 11/25/2016 03:52

We could not have been happier with the service we received from the very initial enquiry to receiving the invitations. Kate was patient and receptive from the start and helped us with ideas of things we had not thought of. She was able to meet our required deadline despite delays from us and the final product is beautiful and fantastically presented. If I (or any of my friends) ever need any bespoke stationary in the future I would have no hesitation in asking Kate or recommending her. Thank you once again.

Charlotte & Ben @ 11/20/2016 09:51

We had a clear vision of what we wanted our wedding invites to be like and found Kate through a wedding fayre. She was able to design our idea and nothing was too much trouble for her. She was very easy to work with and we could not be happier with our finished design. Kate was also extremely quick at designing and finalising our invites, often emailing drafts into the evening, to keep in line with our timescales. We could not recommend Kate highly enough, especially if you want bespoke invites personalised to your needs. Everyone has commented on how unique our wedding invites are!

Michael P @ 11/18/2016 02:43

Very good quality writing paper and envelopes. Fast delivery and gift wrapped. Thank you

Emily @ 10/18/2016 01:57

I ordered some thank you cards with the Bumble Bee illustration and they arrived the very next day beautifully packaged. They are absolutely lovely. x