I'm often asked if I always wanted to be a pattern designer, and draw on the memory I have of being attracted to the bold graphic cat wallpaper my mum chose for my bedroom, thinking it would be a great job to make patterns for a living.
I live in a quiet Yorkshire village with my husband, son, and two cheeky black cats, after moving from Leeds where I graduated in textile design.
I have been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest brands in the sector, producing designs for greeting cards, gift packaging, diaries, calendars, social stationery, and textiles. Clients include Anthropologie, Design House Greetings, Papyrus, Hallmark, WH Smith and American Greetings.
My style has evolved from a clean graphic look, to a freer spontaneous approach, where I embrace happy accidents, and look to constantly experiment and try new combinations of styles, mediums, and colours.
I'm inspired by contemporary mixed media designers such as Susan Driscoll, Ohn Mar Win, Victoria Johnson and Janine Burrows, as well drawing inspiration from retro 50s graphics and folk art.
In my spare time, I love traditional pursuits, and have recently enrolled on pottery and bread making courses. I love being in the countryside, recording snapshots with my smart phone to use later. I also enjoy yoga, and getting muddy whilst running