Welcome to 2by2 Creative

2by2 creative is a delightful design and illustration studio located in beautiful Hampshire. Founded by designer Natalie O’Donovan Ryan in 2002, we’re currently enjoying our 16th year.

Our aim is to bring the world beautifully designed products, exquisitely made. We combine colour, illustration with graphic design to bring an exciting portfolio of wonderfully high quality and enchanting work, including wedding stationery, illustrated skyline prints, wedding venue portraits and much more.

We were thrilled to be awarded membership of The Guild of Master Craftsmen in 2004. Membership was granted by The Guild’s Council of Management in recognition of our commitment to working with skill and integrity. In 2007 Natalie won the South heat in the Wrapit Awards and in 2011 she became, and remains, a consulting judge for The Wedding Industry Awards.

2by2 Creative creates intricate illustrations for beautiful gifts, guest books, photo albums and more. Whether you’re looking for wedding stationery for your big day, or a wedding gift for a happy couple we'd love to assist. Each piece is created with care and attention, just for you.



"A beautiful, individual painting that our friends were thrilled with.

"Excellent to deal with quick delivery with a really beautiful product at the end!"

"Absolutely amazing piece of artwork! I was nervous before ordering as it was a wedding gift for my aunty and I wanted it to be a lovely reminder of her special day. It was more than I could have imagined...beautiful. Do not hesitate to order, you will be so happy and so will the people you order it for!"


2by2 Creative is stocked in Harrods, Fenwicks, The Royal Horticultural Society, Liberty’s of London and lots of gorgeous independently owned boutiques. You can buy online through our website and via our ever growing storefront on NotontheHighStreet.com which features many exclusive products.

Featured in: Tatler, Glamour, Wedding Venues, Vanity Fair, You & Your Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Brides, Vogue, Red, Cosmo, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph Telegraph, on TV and has been described in Vogue as “the ultimate in stylish stationery”.

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About Natalie
Natalie O'Donovan Ryan is the owner and creative force behind 2by2 Creative. She is a contemporary illustrator producing original illustrations to celebrate life; houses, buildings, views, venues and the objects that make up our day to day world.

Natalie was born in RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, and was lucky to travel to many countries whilst growing up. The whimsical elements of travel are a huge inspiration in her work. She often features compasses, vintage postcards and the colour and vibrant paintings of travel-inspired scenes. Natalie continues to travel and many of her skylines are drawn first hand as she looks out on gorgeous and infamous views. 

Natalie studied fashion design in London, and then worked for an art gallery in America, drawing pictures of people’s houses. After graduating Natalie opened a small retail studio on London’s Southbank, where she sold her work. Discovering digital technologies and the huge possibility of using digital design in her work, she returned to study and graduated with a second degree in graphic design.

Following a successful career as a graphic designer, senior designer and head of design Natalie swapped the M25 for a skip down her garden path to her home studio and 2by2 Creative was born. Today Natalie runs her business from a 2 storey building in Hampshire with a small and experienced team. Natalie lives and works in Winchester, Hampshire, with a much reduced commute, and plenty of outdoor inspiration.


I’ve been drawing since I was little, my childhood books are filled with doodles and I would dream of becoming an artist. My grandma told me to get really good I'd have to draw every day, something I've tried to do. Today it's an easy promise to keep as it's my day job!





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