Shirley Copperwhite is a freelance surface pattern designer and a member of The Illustrators Guild of Ireland. Shirley works from here studio over looking the sea in South Dublin. Over the years she has gained valuable experience working across several product areas and has created designs for a variety of products including stationery, ceramics and mugs.

Shirleys work is diverse in colour and rich imagination. She finds inspiration from Scandanavian design, folk art, theatre costumes and mid century design. Avril Sainsbury, head of creative at Iris “We are thrilled to welcome Shirley to the Iris team, her work is fun, vibrant, definitely eye-catching and we look forward to sharing her portfolio with licensees at the various summer trade shows” Avril went on to say “Surtex has always been a great show for creatives from all different mediums and we are excited to be sharing so many different collections with our US partners”.

For more information say or visit Shirley at PG Live in June