About James Barker illustration venture, story behind the scenes
We are James Barker, an illustration-led London-based lifestyle and publishing venture started by James and Joana producing design-conscious products with a pinch of wit.
James (from England) and Joana (from Portugal) met at university where they both studied graphic design. After working on several projects together, they decided to take the plunge and start their own company.
Originally under Chá com Letras (‘tea with letters’ in Portuguese) , they started their own children's book publishing venture and quickly expanded to a wider range of products. We now stock homewares, accessories, prints and stationery.
All products are designed by us and carefully sourced and produced in Britain whenever possible.