While Lucy Young has been a beloved member of the Dixie family since February 2018 and has served as our Design Director since January 2019, we could not be more excited to now introduce her as one of our artists this season! Lucy, a Birmingham. Alabama native, has gravitated towards coastal towns since graduating from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After a fellowship with Coastal Living magazine, she worked as the Assistant Art Director for a boutique marketing firm and publishing house along the shores of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. While there, she began to introduce watercolor illustrations into her layout designs, and she quickly fell in love with the technique.
After marrying her husband, Patrick, in the summer of 2017, she made the move to Mobile, Alabama, where she currently resides and works as a full-time graphic designer, illustrator, and calligrapher. She finds so much joy in bringing ideas to life through typography, color and paper. Evening walks around Mobile with her husband and pup, Galley, curling up with a good book, spending time with loved ones, and brownie blizzards are some of her very favorite things.
Continue scrolling for some images of Lucy’s Dixie artwork in-progress as well as the finished cards in our holiday collection that feature her artwork. We have also included our Q&A with Lucy below.
Ideal dinner date:
Alabama Christmas by Alabama for the holidays and anything Frank Sinatra for the rest of the year.
Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Favorite recent film:
Midnight in Paris
All things chocolate, charcuterie boards and sushi
Beach or mountains:
The beach! I lived in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for a few years after graduating from Auburn. It holds such special memories for me!
Travel, podcasts and books/book stores
My box full of letters, cards and invitations that I have kept over the years.
“Warmly, Lucy” for everyday correspondence and “xoxo” for friends
Sending a thank you note! (Sometimes I’m late, but sending it late is better than never…)
Black uni-ball micro point pen.
Road trip game:
Finding a list of questions online that spark interesting conversations.
Go-to hostess gift:
A fancy bottle of olive oil, stationery or a candle.
I can throw a mean spiral with a football!
Perfect cup of joe:
I actually don’t drink coffee! Dr. Pepper is my choice of caffeine.
Childhood dream job:
An artist or a pediatrician. I went the artist route and live vicariously through my husband who is in medical school.
New supplies and a clean working space
Tool of the trade:
My light pad! I couldn’t address envelopes without it!
Photography: Mary Margaret Smith Photography
Card Image Photography: Mary Catherine Brownfield Photography