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Elaine Timmer

I'm a lover of creating cute creatures to hang out with and imagining magical worlds to wander

in, which are infused with colour and dreaminess.

I am a creative print designer / illustrator currently living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I have a love of vintage fabrics, watercolour paints, expressive drawings and vibrant patterns. Originally from the U.K. I studied textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in print for fashion. After graduating in 2000, I freelanced for various textile studios in London and on personal projects. I worked as a print designer for Divided Red, H&M from 2003 - 2007 and then Cotton Underwear & Nightwear from 2011 - 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. We moved back to Sydney in 2015 and I worked at various health food stores and with with my mentors at Harbord Homeopathic Clinic. I worked on reception, gave homeopathic consults, dispensed remedies and facilitated home remedy kit talks. I also illustrated watercolour paintings for 'The Golden Book', published by the clinic's charity The Aurum Project - raising funds for homeopathic research in Australia. Since 2020 I work via my online clinic ‘Pepper & Spoon’ consulting clients around the world and as part of the ‘Homeopathy 247’ team. During this time I have been creating watercolour illustrations for my own brand ‘Somewhere Under the Moon’ - a world of curious creatures. My ideal is to combine my love of creative expression, with healing and a healthy lifestyle. I illustrate for my health blogs @pepperandspoon to share information about natural remedies and inspire others. I like to keep a balance of creating imaginative designs and helping others with their health.

 

Work History 2003-2021

Somewhere Under the Moon 2016 - 2021

www.somewhereunderthemoon.com

@somewhere.under.the.moon

---Illustrations, characters, creatures, cute prints.

 

Pepper & Spoon 2020 - 2021

Natural Health Practitioner - Homeopath

www.pepperandspoon.com

www.homeopathy247com

@pepperandspoon

---online global health consults, homeopathy, nutrition, remedy kits, illustrated blogs.

 

H&M 2003 – 2007 & 2011 - 2015

www.hm.com

Master Samuelsgatan 46A, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden

---Senior Print Designer for Divided Red and Women’s Nightwear & Underwear

Collecting inspiration, creating print trends for concept, and presenting ideas to the team. Designing placement & repeat prints, embroideries, woven checks, and labels. Using computer software Photoshop, Illustrator and Lectra/Kaledo Print & Weave to create final designs.

 

Work History - 2000-2003

I worked in my own print studio on various freelance and personal projects. I designed and made printed/embroidered garments under my own label EAT, which were retailed at a designer market in Brighton and at Hoxton Boutique in London. During this time I also worked as a freelancer for studios such as Brewster, WGSN, Firetrap and London Denim. 

 

Education

Nature Care College 2008 – 2011

178 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW 2065

Adv. Dip Homeopathy (AROH, AHA)

Cert IV Remedial Massage

 

Glasgow School of Art 1996 – 2000

167 Renfrew St, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 6RQ

BA Hons Design - Textiles (2.1)

 

College of Richard Collyer 1994 – 1996

Horsham, West Sussex, England

A Levels: English Literature: B, Psychology: B, Art + Design: A