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Claire is a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer, working from a small studio in her home in the beautiful North West England county of Cumbria. After graduating from De Montfort University in 2007, she began her creative career working for Next as a homeware product designer.

She set up her own design business in 2012, 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. 

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.

Claire works as a licensed artist and is represented by The Bright Agency. Please contact them to see the full range of designs that are currently available for licensing opportunities.

Clients include: Dunelm, Avon, Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine, Noel Tatt and The Original Poster Company.

She has also completed all four modules of the acclaimed “Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design” e-course and was shortlisted for the final 8 in their Printsource competition in 2016. 

She also has her own range of greeting cards and art prints which are available from her online shop.

When she’s not busy designing in her studio, she loves to go for long walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District and also enjoys backpacking adventures around South East Asia with her other half.

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Please contact The Bright Agency for all licensing enquiries.


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Print & Pattern Blog – June 2017

MOYO Magazine – Issue 10 Apr 2017 – PG 106

Rise, Design & Shine Blog – December 2016

Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine – Issue 161 October 2016

Print & Pattern Blog – April 2016

Make It In Design Blog – Graduate Interview March 2016

MIID Printsource Competition Shortlist – January 2016

MOYO Magazine – Issue 7 Nov 2014 – PG 82