Hello! I’m Laura and I’m the Glasgow-based designer and artist behind Blue Ranchu Designs.
A classically trained musician, I left my career in music and events to retrain in Graphic Design. Having always been a creative and artistic person, I decided to turn my passion for craft and design into a full-time business.
I design and create a range of beautiful and fun home accessories, stationery and gifts. My signature designs are bold, colourful and engaging. I'm inspired by my love of nature and animals. And I love dogs! Especially Dachshunds!
The name 'Blue Ranchu Designs' was inspired by my love of fancy goldfish! A ranchu is a type of goldfish from Japan. I used to keep a large aquarium with several types of fancy goldfish, but my favourite was my blue ranchu. And so, my rather unique business name was created!
My designs start out as sketches and drawings which I then finish digitally. I make many of my products by hand in my studio and I also work with a handful of Scottish and UK based manufacturers. I pride myself on being able to produce beautiful products to a very high standard. This also means I can create one-off designs and commissions for that extra special gift.
Thank you for visiting and enjoy shopping with Blue Ranchu!