Indie Week and today the prompt is ‘You’ so this is me, Victoria, the designer behind Bobbie Print. Today’s prompt asks for ten facts about me, so here’s they are...
•1 - I’m a freelance textile designer and illustrator based in #Chichester
, West Sussex.
•2 - I’m originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and until last year I’d been living in Glasgow for 6 years. .
•3 - Bobbie Print is named after my mum ‘Bobbie’, she was super creative and always supportive of my creative endeavours (until I was ‘borrowing’ supplies from her craft box 😂) so when I was thinking of a name for Bobbie Print, including her name seemed like a nice way to remember her.
•4 - I began Bobbie Print 3 years ago as somewhere I could develop my own style and set my own briefs. .
•5 - Before and during the early days of Bobbie Print I designed fabric, wallpaper and branded bed linen (inc working on @kirstiemallsopp
bedlinen collection - best project ever!) as an in-house designer. .
•6 - I believe that computers are an amazing design tool but I still love to begin each design on paper with a pencil.
•7 - I studied Interior Textiles at @wlvuni
which was a brilliant way to try different aspects of surface pattern related to all kinds of interior textiles...and I made some great friends! .
•8 - Random fact, I can play the flute 🎶🎵
•9 - Confidence in my own work and not being my own worst critic is a daily battle but it’s something I’m much better at now than when I was younger. I think that’s been my biggest hurdle and I’m proud of myself for the fact that now I can take my work to trade shows and present it in a confident way and know that I’ve done a good job 👍🏼
•10 - I used to be so shy that in my first design job I was actually scared to answer the phone!! but I’m pleased to say that now I actively enjoy talking to other people and relish the opportunity to have conversations esp if they’re design related - taking part in makers fairs and markets has definitely played an important role in this and I’m so looking forward to taking part in @hepworthwakefield
Christmas Market this weekend!!
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