We Are Dot Dash Studio!

It's Nice To Meet You

water colour paint

We are a creative design studio that provides professional high quality surface design to a variety of clients worldwide.

Based in the UK in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, Dot Dash have established themselves as a leading agency within the brand licensing world, working with key clients including The NHM, Carte Blanche, Nickelodeon and Animaccord.

Sharing an enthusiasm for surface design and colour, together with the knowledge gained from working with big brand owners and retailers the team launched their own print and pattern collection in 2015.

With over 20 years experience of working in the graphic design and fashion industries the team specialise in creating both trend driven and seasonal collections with a strong cohesive look. Each Designer has a very distinct style ranging from watercolour florals, bold vector character design, naïve conversationals to quirky hand drawn characters.

Artwork is available for sale and license and we do also offer a bespoke design service specific to your needs.

Please do get in touch for more information – we would love to hear about your next project.

  • Character Illustration
  • Print and Pattern Collections
  • Cards and Stationery Designs
  • Fashion and Home Textiles
  • Bespoke Design Collections
  • Photography

About us

Paula and Christa have been good friends and close collaborators for many years and share the same passion for surface design.

Both designers in their own right, they also manage a team of wonderfully talented artists.

Dot Dash have a large inventory of existing artwork for sale and license. Login to see some of our latest work or get in touch to have us put together a custom gallery for you.

Picture of Commercial Director and Designer, Paula Rich

New mum with a love for wild flowers, country living, big cats and the odd glass of pink champagne.

Paula Rich

Commercial Director and Designer

Picture of Design Director, Christa Mavroudis

Enjoys painting and baking gorgeous yummy cakes. Loves to explore new places and has recently visited Tokyo, Montreal and Paris in search of new inspiration for her work and for life!

Christa Mavroudis

Design Director

Our Clients

We are very proud to have worked with such amazing clients over the past few years, and are thrilled to have had the opportunity of working on such great projects. Testament to our commitment to high quality service, the majority of our business comes from existing clients and referrals. Developing great partnerships with our clients is very important to us.

Start Licensing
Mama Elephant
Natural History Museum
Full Circle
Blue Island Press
BBC Worldwide Consumer Products


"It is always a pleasure to work with the team at Dot Dash Design. Together we have developed two style guides under the NHM brand, both of which were delivered on time and the quality of work is second to none. Paula, Christa and the rest of the team never fail to understand the brief and immerse themselves fully in each project. Their expertise in illustration and pattern ideation consistently shines through in everything they do and I have no doubt that we will continue to work together in the future."

Georgie Britton

Natural History Museum

"Start Licensing and our clients have worked with Dot Dash Design on a range of projects across the character, art, brand and celebrity licensing categories. I have always found them to be proactive, creative and commercial in their outlook. They deliver on brief and really add value to the design experience. We enjoy working with them and value their contribution. I would thoroughly recommend them."

Ian Downes

Start Licensing

"Dot Dash were easy to work with and quickly provided on trend designs that our customers loved."

Heather Kauffman

Full Circle Home

"When we first laid eyes on Dot Dash Design’s whimsy characters we were in love! Their super cute critters are full of life and so much fun! We are proud to work with Dot Dash Design to bring smiles all over the world!"

Mama Elephant

"We can highly recommend Dot Dash Design, we have found them to be exceptionally professional and very prompt to respond in correspondence. Their structured attention to detail is something to be admired resulting in a high quality product that remains consistent throughout. The team are a delight to deal with."

Blue Island Press