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 2003-2022
Somewhere Under the Moon 2016 - 2022
---Illustrations, characters, creatures, cute prints.
Pepper & Spoon 2020 - 2022
Natural Health Practitioner - Homeopath
---online global health consults, homeopathy, nutrition, remedy kits, illustrated blogs.
H&M 2003 – 2007 & 2011 - 2015
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.
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