I am a highly driven and hard-working commercial Surface Pattern Designer with a natural flair for colour and a passion for bold prints. I consider myself a flexible and organised individual both within my everyday life and in my design work, and I hope to carry this with me throughout my career as a print designer. I am extremely confident in Photoshop & Illustrator, and I have a basic knowledge of AVA and mapping visuals within the program. I have an A-Level qualification in Photography, equipping me with excellent Photoshop skills and an eye for framing and styling. Print-making is one of my many specialisms within Surface Pattern Design, and my hands-on style of working means that I am practised in specialist techniques such as lino-cutting, screen-printing, heat-press printing, collage and rug-making, applicable to a wide variety of products. This is reflected in my varied portfolio showcasing giftware, homeware, childrenswear and greetings card design.Locked Pro Plan feature
Live brief set by Paper Rose to create a collection of greetings cards to suit Paperchase's witty and unconventional brand. Collection of hand-finished light-hearted sentiment cards submitted with a commendation from Paper Rose's nationwide 'On the Cards 2018' competition.
Live brief set by Moonpig to create a collection of greetings cards for a niche market not yet offered by the company: pet cards. Bright, punchy colour palette and fresh graphics used throughout to suit Moonpig's recent rebrand for a younger, more trend-conscious customer.
Live brief set by W'innovate to create a collection of Homeware inspired by the AW/18 trend of 'Fusion' for a 'Starting Out' young homeowner. Noted for varied and considered use of colour palette.
1-week work experience placement learning about product and packaging design within Ceramics industry. Gained insight into initial drawing, colour separation, silk-screen exposing, mixing coloured pigments, lithographing onto ware and packaging. Offered part-time role for the remaining 7 weeks of Summer break.
Live brief set by Johnson Tiles to design and mock-up a range of tiles for the AW/18 trend 'Detail'. Used photography and created surfaces to make 'Crystallised' pastel tile range consisting of glazed speckled tiles with block-coloured coordinates for a younger, braver homeowner.
Whilst studying at Staffordshire University, I have built on already-established CAD skills in Adobe Creative Suite, and have also developed new knowledge of AVA. I have gained industry experience through live briefs with Johnson Tiles, W'Innovate at Wilkos, Moonpig and Paper Rose, broadening my communication and presentation skills and equipping me with trend awareness, ability to work to deadlines and an eye for detail.
Specialised in Multidisciplinary Practice, experimenting with stitch, repeat pattern, 3D design and print. This lay the foundations for my journey into Surface Pattern Design and consequent degree.
A-Level in Photography equipped me with an eye for styling and framing, as well as excellent Adobe Photoshop skills. A-Level in English Literature & Language equipped me with critical thinking and communication skills.
Live brief set by Paper Rose to create a collection of greetings cards to suit Paperchase's witty and unconventional brand entered into Paper Rose's 'On The Cards' 2018 competition. Collection of hand-finished light-hearted sentiment cards received a commendation award.