Emily Chapman

Cafe Manager/ Freelance Designer

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


I am a print designer and Illustrator based in London, with a love of bright colours, quirky prints, cute sayings and random combinations. Designing on a freelance basis and for my own company Grapefruit and Sugar. My designs are all about remembering that these are the good old days, the days of never ending summers and magical sunsets, the days of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, wearing daisy chains in your hair and laughing till your sides hurt. I am currently looking for freelance based work, as well as full time positions.



  • Print Design
  • CAD
  • Management
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Customer Service
  • Gift Wrap
  • Knitting
  • Microsoft
  • Textile Print Design
  • Screen Print
  • Greeting Card Design
  • Barista Skills
  • Management Experience

Work history


Freelance Print Designer


May 2015
  • One of a team of four designers creating prints for the gift wrap market, all of which are printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable inks. I created a range of Christmas designs, which was recently exhibited at Topdrawer London as part of the Re-wrapped collection. http://www.re-wrapped.co.uk


Assistant Cafe Manager


Aug 2006
  • I have held several different positions within the Waitrose partnership, working within the company throughout my education and subsequently. In my current role I assist in managing the branch cafe, which has given me great customer service and management experience. Within this position I assist in running a team of 10 partners; creating rotas, stock management, food preparation, barista, patisserie displays, training of new partners as well as maintaining an excellent day to day running of the cafe. This role as allowed me to gain fantastic retail and catering experience, as well as the confidence and ability to manage a team.


Freelance Designer

Gibson and Holt

Jan 2015
  • Creating designs for the stationary and home wares market based upon monthly briefs, being aware of current and upcoming trends.



Surface Design

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2010 - May 2013
  • BA (Hons) First Class