Today, I would love to introduce you to a fantastic Graphic Designer who brings us some of the wonderful Creativity Club downloads, just like these beauties!
Aren't these just fab?
So... who is the person behind these designs... well, it's no other than Docrafts very own
One of my earliest memories of my love of drawing was in my
Grandma’s garden, when she taught me how to sketch a tree! Something seemed to
connect and from then on anything to do with art became my first love.
I went on to study Illustration at the Bournemouth and Poole
college of art and design, funding my HND course with weekend craft
demonstrations, teaching craft workshops and freelance commissions. This was my
first taste of inter-reacting with other crafters and as well as being great
fun, I was inspired by the whole concept.
One of my clients was Design Objectives (docrafts)
when it was in its infancy over 12 years ago. I became employed full time
shortly after I began working for them and joined the docrafts team on their
amazing journey to inject the inspiration of craft into consumers worldwide!
I had the privilege to be editor on the docrafts Creativity
magazine and be involved in brand and product development and design, plus,
implement the original docrafts website and nationwide
demonstration program (currently headed by the lovely Becky Ironside!). It was
an exciting, creative, whirl wind period of my life, with new skills being
learnt at every corner, including the love of taking craft to another level.
Since the birth of my two beautiful daughters, I have been
lucky enough to continue working alongside the docrafts team on a
part-time basis, working closely with the fabulous Emma Collins on developing
Club weekly downloads as well as in-house graphic design and e-marketing.
LOVE the challenge of coming up with new designs, papers and digi-stamps and
have recently started to convert the artwork into digital cards, which I have
to admit, has become quite addictive!
I get my inspiration by daily absorbing
the colours, patterns and shapes around me and am constantly sketching ideas
for use in the future. 2013 is going to be an exciting year for docrafts
and I can’t wait to be a part of it!