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Biophilic design with Jessica Wilde
How did you get to where you are now?
I graduated from Textile Design at Birmingham City University in 2008, and I was lucky enough to go straight into a job as a wallpaper designer for a manufacturer. It was a great opportunity to work on in-house ranges, as well as an incredibly varied range of client projects. It also meant I was living in rural Shropshire where I grew up, something I had a new appreciation for after the years studying away and doing placements in London. After 5 years, I got itchy feet and felt the need to push my creativity further, so decided to start my own business as a freelance designer, alongside launching a range of products. This started very small with simple gift items such as gift cards and stationery, but over the last five years, I’ve expanded into fashion and home accessories. These are available online and via a growing number of stockists and galleries. Alongside this, I’ve continued to work on surface pattern design projects for a range of clients.