If you are on the Passion for Pattern bloghop today, you’ve probably just joined us from the wonderful blog of Mel Smith.
After you have read my post, make sure you visit Leslie Doughty who has some great designs to show you.
If you have only just found the hop, pop over to Claire’s blog where you can get started and join in the fun!
Pattern and design is something I have always wanted to do. I have always been happiest with my pen and sketchbook doodling away.
I studied at foundation level and loved the creativity and freedom to design it gave. My passion for textiles and illustrative design grew from here.
Post foundation I chose to gain experience in the industry and became a designer at luxury UK sock manugacturer Pantherella. This gave me the opportunity to develop my skills as a designer and to work for fantastic brands such as Ted Baker,Vivienne Westwood and Dr Marten, producing their seasonal collections.
I LOVED working with such well respected designer brands that are so iconic to British fashion. Seeing my designs on the catwalk at London Fashion week is one of my career highlights to date!
Homewares and Stationery is always on my shopping list. I am a paperchase addict, you can never have enough notebooks! And since buying my own home I have loved buying home magazines and getting carried away with paint swatches, wallpaper samples, and accessories.
It is my love for this that led to me to take the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design course. It is my dream and aspiration to one day have my own stationery and homeware collection with notebooks in my design added to my shelf and my walls wallpapered in my pattern.
My biggest inspiration is the outdoors. Florals and wildlife are heavily featured in my work. I love going out to seek inspiration with my sketchbook and camera.
I love creating new designs and collections, but next on my list is my brand identity.
I am brainstorming logos for my new name ( to be revealed soon) and want to launch my website by christmas.
Exciting and busy times ahead!!!
Thank you for joining me on the blog hop, dont forget to leave a comment before heading over to Leslie and her wonderful blog HERE.