About Us

Seasonal Words Limited has been a long time coming. It has taken years of praying, planning, preparation, hoping and waiting for the right moment to birth this ministry/business.   I am so excited to be able to open up and finally share this gift of being able to spreading words of encouragement and hope to the masses.

Seasonal Words is a religious/inspirational company that is inspired by love and hope with the purpose of producing excellent quality products that encourages, uplifts, cheers the heart and to say those special words, at a special time or spontaneously for that special person in your life.

The market has been inspired by the Afro-Caribbean culture with the hope of appealing to everyone.

Aim

The aim of Seasonal Words was inspired by the words of Isaiah 50:4 “ The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him (her) who is weary. I strongly believe that God has ordained me to be an encourager whether by the words I speak or with the words I write. I want to be able to encourage, uplift and strengthen those who are feeling weary, weak or worthless. We are all precious is God’s eyes and He wants us all to know and believe this.

A word in season, how good it is

Like a dazzling piece of art

It can cheer you up; encourage your soul

And mend that broken heart

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 25:11

The Writer

Layne Estell (MA)

Layne Estell is a published poet with a BA degree in Creative writing/ Art & Design History and an MA in Creative Writing for children.  Layne has always been passionate about words and writing.  As early as she can remember, Layne was always writing poetry and stories – a God given talent which she recognised at aged 10 years old.  She has self-published a children picture book in 2001:  “Anansi and the Dutchy pot.”

All the verses for Seasonal Words greeting cards are written by Layne Estell.

Layne lives in Salford with hubby and two sporty children.  She also is a part-time ESOL teacher.

The Artists

Jute bags/birthday range
Ana Cosovic is an Illustrator/Graphic Designer from Belgrade, Serbia. Ana graduated with a Master’s Degree on Academy of Fine Arts, and has over 11 years of experience as a full time artist and graphic designer.   She has been working for private firms, local businesses, large companies such as Broadcasting service of Republic of Srpska and Austrian Risch-Lau GmbH.

For more artworks you may visit: http://anacosovic.com


Encouragement range/Aged birthday range
Siobhan Murchie is a commercial Designer & Illustrator based in the UK working across digital and print. She has 4 1/2 years in-house experience at supplier based product companies in Edinburgh and North London, and now working freelance. Siobhan works across a wide variety of areas such as surface design, packaging, giftware, stationery, homewares and greeting cards using traditional and digital Illustration combined with contemporary graphic design and effective typography. She also has extensive experience with private commissions for canvas pieces, paintings and drawings.

Full Portfolio: www.behance.net/ShivIllustration


Anansi Range
Mike Hulyk is a writer/illustrator working in Los Angeles, California, USA.  Mike went to art school in Santa Monica, CA, but ultimately got his degree in Cinema and Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Since then, Mike has worked with such artists as Cee-Lo Green, Rachel Platten, Nathaniel Rateliff, and many more. Currently, Mike is in the process of bringing his first animated series to production.


Baby Range
Emilia Azuma is a Graphic Designer, web designer and illustrator from Bergamo, Italy. She has a Visual Arts degree with emphasis in Design, and has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for 7 years. She also has experience with textile pattern design (surface), She works with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and loves hand drawing, watercolour and ink.


Inspirational range
Ankita J is an Illustrator & Animator from India. Ankita has over 5 years of experience working for some of the great projects in a team. She has personally managed many freelancing projects. Being an illustrator, she has developed the ability to illustrate in many different styles. She really enjoys illustrating characters, mascots, and illustrations in a bright, detailed, and often cute and humorous comic book style.


So join me to help send a word of encouragement today!