Many people have asked me about what I did before Sesame and Lilly was created last year, well I spent 10 years designing for the High Street.
I was mainly a print designer but have also done garment design, alongside trend prediction.
Over my time, I worked very hard and was lucky enough to become a senior designer working for such brands as River Island, Miss Selfridge and Topshop to name a few!
Over the years that i have worked my way up the career ladder, I have had a lot of fun getting there -alongside working hard and taking risks.
One of my favourite highlights of my career was being able to travel around the world to shop, research and hang out with amazing people.
After moving away from London and full-time design work, I am now freelance and still work for some amazing brands all from my studio in the north.
One of my latest projects was to design the graphics for Chloe Green (daughter of Sir Phillip Green) new shoe brand that is to be launched this year.
I have learnt over the 10 years that you can find inspiration in anything and everything, and the best way to keep this inspiration is in sketchbooks-something that i have done since my univeristy days.
I wanted to share with you some images from sketchbooks that have been kept over the years-Sesame and Lilly sketchbooks are also being kept but more from those in another post.
See if you can spot any prints that you may have bought over the years from your favourite high street stores!
One of the biggest thrills of my job i always found, was sitting on the tube, bus, train or stood in a bar or shop, next to a girl wearing one of my designs when she truly has no idea that i drew what she was wearing.
A feeling that, to this day, still makes me smile.