After graduating with a BA Honours Degree in printed textiles, I freelanced in London and Paris selling designs worldwide. I was fortunate enough to be Neisha Crosland’s design assistant for over ten years, working on wallpaper, interior fabrics, stationery and scarf collections for Hankyu Department Store in Japan. I’ve now returned to my West Country roots, raising a family and running my own studio in Devon, focusing on surface pattern, paper goods, branding and packaging.
From a young age I had a passion for art and crafts which developed into an interest for pattern. I love how the rhythmic placement of a design can create different moods, changing scale and colour to suit the product. I’m particularly influenced by the pattern of nature and the functional design ethos of Scandinavia and Japan. Drawing and colour is at the heart of my design process. All designs and templates begin as pencil sketches, I then apply gouache paints to create unusual colour combinations and play around with different fonts to capture the character that is right for the product. Every project is treated with a sense of care, giving it the attention to detail it deserves. My style has simplicity, elegance and thoughtfulness, creating just the right balance.
When my pens and paint brushes are down, I’m out finding inspiration from the rustic Exmoor countryside and enjoying life by the coast.