After working as a graphic designer for many years I retrained in 2013, gaining a Masters in Fashion and Textiles from Heriot Watt University where I received a bursary from Creative Scotland for my project on Letterforms and Textiles. Since then I have been working as a freelance surface pattern/ print designer and have shown my work at Premiere Vision Paris, Print-Source New York, Heimtextil Frankfurt and Blue Print, San Francisco.
I am currently a featured artist supplying wallpaper designs to Robin Sprong, who are based in Cape Town. They are an international, multi-award winning wallpaper studio and one of South Africa’s leading bespoke wallpaper and surface design companies. cultivating designs that showcase modern innovative aesthetics, brought together by a range of diversely cultured international designers. My designs with them are available to order online http://www.robinsprong.com and they work in conjunction withone of the UK’s leading large format digital printers called Press On www.presson.co.uk
My work is also represented in Australia by Emily Ziz, a supplier of high performance digitally printed products to the interior design and architecture industry. https://www.emilyziz.com
I am also part of a textile collective called Finch and Foxglove which comprises of nine global independent designers and illustrators. As part of this I show textiles, surface pattern and stationery work with them at various international shows.
I have a post graduate teaching qualification in Art & Design from Moray House College of Education and I have had the pleasure of doing maternity cover supply teaching work at Heriot Watt University in the textile department - working on Industry Briefs from Old Navy, California and Hallmark UK with the students and I am currently a supply teacher covering Art & Design classes at Edinburgh College at the Granton Campus.
I am keen to work in collaboration with interior designers, builders and hotels in Scotland and the UK on joint textile projects as surface pattern can be applied to a wide number of exterior and interior projects.