I am a Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator based in Winchester. Making
colourful observations of my surroundings and the natural world, translating these into risograph prints, digital outcomes and ceramics. Utilising a range of traditional medium as a starting point including a variety of ink, collage and watercolour. With a background in Printed Textile Design, receiving a First-Class BA (Hons) at Winchester School of Art.

I have over 10 years Industry experience, including 6 years designing prints for women’s fashion accessories in New York City, as Senior Print Designer and Brand Manager at Collection 18. I am comfortable working in an incredibly fast paced creative environment. After relocating back to the UK in 2013, I became Head of Creative for an iOS App
Company. Involved in managing, training and recruiting an in house design
team and Freelance Designers. Responsible for all imagery, including greeting card designs and assets for websites, social media sites and apps. I am an inspiring mentor for junior designers, and I have taught at a number of Higher Education institutions including Arts University Bournemouth and Southampton Solent University.

In September 2019 I completed an MA in Illustration with Distinction at Arts
University Bournemouth, it has been a fantastic opportunity to redefine my
practice. Inspired by the majestic qualities of animals, fauna and flora and
translating these into print designs for Interiors.

Charlotte McKew