I set up my studio in 2009, inspired by my love for illustration, colour and pattern. My first collection was a range of hand-drawn and digitally printed wallpapers, designed for my graduation project at Leeds College of Art. This body of work then went on to win me the Business Design Centres €˜New Designer of the Year 2008€™ award, which is where I was first noticed by Liberty of London who became my first stockist.
I have since gone on to design further ranges of wallpapers, as well as furnishing fabrics and various homewares. I sell all products directly from this website, as well as working with trade and retail customers around the world.
My studio is based at The Custard Factory, a beautifully restored Victorian factory in the centre of Birmingham. I take pride in running a small independent studio, which allows me to build personal relationships with my customers, stockists and suppliers, which I think is very important.
All of my products are very proudly printed and manufactured in England €“ all within a couple of hours drive from the studio in fact! I have worked with the same Lancashire based wallpaper printers since I set up my company, and all of my fabrics are printed by another Lancashire based company just up the road. This allows me to work closely with the colouration and production teams to ensure the highest quality, colour matching and expert craftsmanship for my customers.
I am also delighted to be working with the Birmingham Industrial Therapy Association, or BITA Pathways, which is a registered charity who engage with adults experiencing mental health problems. BITA Pathways provides a pathway towards recovery using a person-centred approach through, among other things, employment in the textiles industry.
I have had the pleasure of working with some great brands, design studios and individuals as a freelance illustrator. To view more information on each project, please visit the Projects page.