I am a creative practitioner, community artist, graphic designer, children's entertainer (Funky Fairies) and a designer-maker.
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY!
Graduate of Graphic Design at Northumbria University. I held a full time position as a commercial graphic designer, but had creative ambitions far outside what the company could offer me at that time. Fortunately I applied to and was accepted onto the NES programme (New Entrepreneur Scholarship) being run at the University of Teesside's Business School being given structured mentoring and a small bursary was that I could become self employed on completion. I also received a loan and mentoring through The Princes Trust.
The labels/ranges I produce are all about handcrafted design. I specialize in paper and textile products, handmade greetings cards, designer bags, home decor, and many varied bespoke pieces.
I create bespoke hand made cards to retail outlets and you can commission me for one-off cards, as well as wedding and event stationery. My products are entirely hand made and I stay away from mass produced or shop bought elements and die cuts that you simply assemble, so my products are completely unusual, contemporary and fresh.
My hand made bags, like my cards are unique, each one created from scratch, using a variety of new, vintage and recycled fabrics for an eclectic feel. I particularly like to upcycle denims from old jeans into new usable products. Being that my job is my ultimately my hobby I never run out of passion or enthusiasm for what I do.