About

I am an all-round artist and designer, having studied art and design at A Level and Foundation Diploma level (which included fashion & textiles, fine art, graphic design & illustration, photography, 3d design, art & design history, etching & screen-printing). Then studying graphic design at HND, degree and postgraduate level (please view my Qualifications page for more information).


I am currently based in a small town in Cambridgeshire in the UK and can work in Cambridgeshire or the surrounding counties for freelance work or as far as London for on-site projects, however having the internet I am able accept briefs or commissions from anywhere.


It was innevitable that I should become either an artist or designer as from the time I could hold a crayon, I was busy sketching down the world around me and later collecting bits of material and card to create models. No one in my family dare throw away an OXO or old jewellery box for fear that they may also be throwing away the model bedroom I had created within. I also toyed with being an archaeologist as I love history having had both my grandfathers serve as yeoman warders at the Tower of London, but design won over. I love to paint and sculpt and hope that one day I may be able to have my own art studio where I can get really creative and not be concerned about drips of paint. My education in art and design and its history has opened my mind to how important art and design are within the world and how all of the world is art and design in some way, shape or form; it impacts society; from architecture and fashion to the label on your beer or wine bottle, someone has designed everything you see. It moulds and shapes the world around us.


I love to create surface pattern designs and incorporate them into my illustration and graphic design work as well as my product designs, which I sell on posters, framed art, canvas art, homewares (mugs, throw cushions/pillows, blankets, duvet covers, shower curtains, towels, rugs, plates, trays, napkins, placemats, tea towels), clothing (tshirts, tops, leggings, dresses), electrical goods (phone and ipad; cases, sleeves and covers), accessories (bandanas, wallets, bags, wristlets, make-up bags) and office goods (journals, clipboards, mouse mats/pads). I now also sell my surface pattern designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap via Spoonflower, and also on chairs via Spoonflower's sister site the Roostery.


I have most recently completed an Interior Design Diploma with the Interior Design Institute after my interest in interiors was heightened by working on interiors for a global wholesaler of wall d├ęcor and creating my own commercial wall art. I gained a 90% score and I hope to eventually spend a lot of my time planning and designing great interiors.

 

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