I have always had a passion to create, which led me to gaining a Masters Degree in Design from Coventry University in 2003; since then I have undertaken a wide range of projects for both agencies and companies working in the catering, exhibition and retail sectors allowing me to develop a wide range of skills in both production, interior, graphics and brand design.
In 2014 I decided to start Cotton Ink with the simple goal to offer on trend design services to both existing businesses and individuals that require support to achieve their ambitions.
I was employed originally as the Senior Designer heading up a small team focused on the company’s re-branding programme across the estate and last year I moved to be the lead designer.
I was lucky enough to work on a wide range of projects, including a supporting role in the new store formate, creation of pop-op pharmacies used a the Olympic games and created the first the companies first concession within Selfridges & Co on Oxford High Street in London.
I worked as part of a six person team to design and develop exhibition stands, museums and shop fit outs. Clients include Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Liverpool Natural History Museum and Harrods.
Engaged as part of a small design team to provide design solutions for a range of clients which included Wedgwood Potteries and Napier University.
Levels one and two in photography, with distinctions in both.
Masters of Design 2:1 Hons
Maybe you are a new business and are in need of a strong identity creating or an existing company wanting to update or expand your presence with some new design material. Whether it is a simple as new letterhead, promotional literature, new/updated packaging, an entirely new brand identity; I am well placed with flair & ambition to create something unique to suit you.
For the most significant part of my design career I have been creating within the retail environments, from bespoke shop-fittings to complete store concepts, I have the skills and experience to deal with the whole process from design, Local Authority Planning and Building Regulation consent to project management of installation. Whether you are looking to refresh an existing store or to develop something completely new, I have the required vision and practical experience to create your store and see it through from start to finish.
In this digitally connected world, it has never been more important to have a website which can be accessed on the numerous devices and screen type to ensure your business is showcased at its best to all potential new customers. I create beautiful crafted, bespoke and responsive websites with enhance usability, access and navigation no mater if it is view on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
a few recent projects
Tek asked me to create a brochure which could be supplied to clients and be used online with a range of case studies.
Local tree surgeon came to me to help create a fresh logo and brand which was mapped onto all business stationary.
Small and fun project for Finnberry which had me creating a range of t-shirt concept to fit their branding.