About Ginkgo

The studio

We are an independent design studio based in beautiful sunny Southsea. Ginkgo was founded by Ruth and Jean-Paul Lacey, who have a shared love of design, illustration, art and the natural world.

Our work

What we do

  • Graphic design
  • Surface pattern design
  • Illustration
  • Art
  • Consultancy
  • Workshops

What we create

  • Design for print and brand
  • Fashion and textiles design
  • Social media assets
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Gifts

Jean-Paul Lacey

Creative Director & Founding Partner

Jean-Paul has over 25 years’ experience working in graphic design, branding and marketing; creating award-winning campaigns and managing design teams for the Universities of Portsmouth, Surrey and Southampton.

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Ruth Lacey

Creative Director & Founding Partner

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience working in surface pattern design, fashion and textiles. She has also lectured at the University of Portsmouth and is currently Course Manager for A-Level Fashion and Textiles at Havant and South Downs College.


Thanks for taking a look at our work. We hope you find it inspirational.  We’d love to work with you and create something new, so please feel free to drop us a line at any time.

Get in touch.

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