Claire is a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer, working from a small studio in her countryside home in Northamptonshire, UK. After graduating from De Montfort University in 2007, she began her creative career working for Next as a homeware product designer.
In 2012, she decided to set up her own design business, focusing on surface pattern design and illustration. She has since worked as a freelance designer for a number of companies, including Dunelm and Avon, with her designs being used across a wide variety of products, including nursery and children’s bedding, home textiles, dinnerware, stationery and gifting as well as nightwear apparel. She finds inspiration everywhere, from simple everyday household objects to all things bright and beautiful outside.
Naturally drawn to illustrative styles and bright colours, she enjoys creating designs with lots of lovely little details. She has always loved to draw and often starts her process by hand drawing motifs or lettering, working in pen and pencil before scanning them into the computer and adding colour digitally.
When she’s not working hard in her studio, she loves to walk her dog in the beautiful countryside around her home and also enjoys backpacking adventures around South East Asia with her other half.