I am an established and experienced self-employed Freelance
Illustrator & Designer
‘I use my commercial experience in the footwear, fashion and accessories industry to produce unique new and vibrant styles of work.’
I enjoyed art & design at school and after ‘A’ levels I pursued a career in art and design. I studied at De Montfort University and obtained my Degree BA (Hons) 2:1 in Fashion and Textiles. Later I completed a teaching course at De Montfort University leading to PGCE in Design Technology.
I have 25 years’ experience in the fashion & textile industry. For the first 15 years I worked in the shoe industry including 10 years at The Pentland Group based in London, & then worked freelance for Animated Footwear and Rushton & Ablett. I travelled extensively to Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, Spain and Portugal. I had direct contact with major UK buyers including M&S, Mothercare, Woolworths, Next, Asda, Tesco, Monsoon, Reebok, to discuss new development ranges and designs.
I continue to design footwear, graphics, illustrated children's book apps and surface print / patterns designs.
In addition to my own design work, I design for individual commerical customers including Aceville Publications Ltd: Papercrafter formerly Let’s make Cards Magazine, Crafts Beautiful Magazine, Buster Books Ltd, Micheal O'Mara Books, Craft Creations Ltd, Magmaker Ltd: Making Cards Magazine, Make and Craft Magazine, Sinomaker International Corporation Limited Zhejiang China and Alluminare USA.
You will find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter