Welcome and many thanks for visiting my site!
A little about me…
I am a Freelance Textile, Surface Pattern Designer and Product Developer based from home in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England.
Since graduating from the University of Huddersfield in 2001, where I specialised in weaving, I have worked on an eclectic mix of products over the years which has kept my job both incredibly interesting and challenging at the same time. I started out designing for Nursery products for Mamas & Papas then moved to designing Luggage and associated products for the Constellation brand before moving onto Homewares products (cushions, rugs, doorstops, Draught Excluders, Kids playmats, Bathmats and doormats for a number of leading suppliers in the country.
Over the years I have created designs for a wide variety of retailers from mass market supermarkets to middle and high-end retailers like Next, Lakeland and John Lewis.
I frequently travel to trade shows and exhibitions to keep abreast of the latest trends and have over 14 years experience in liaising with overseas suppliers.
My USP is that I can offer the complete package from trend analysis, designing and producing Specification sheets ideal for factory use.
My style is varied and flexible . I believe this flexible approach is ideal for working on customer briefs, working on their brands and promoting their style and not my own. It means I can switch easily from working on fun, quirky graphic designs to ornate, classic patterns for example – whatever the brief/project requires.
Please feel free to browse my site and blog and get in touch, if you would like to discuss any freelance work contact me.