My art interest began with memories of my grandad who was a great artist. I remember sitting next to him on the sofa when I was probably about 7 or 8 while he drew me portraits of my favourite film characters. From then onwards I just loved drawing, particularly pencil drawings.
I studied Art and Design A-Level alongside French, German and Spanish – (languages are another passion of mine!) and spent one year abroad as part of my degree – 5 months in Germany followed by 5 months in Spain. Fantastic experience!
In my first two or three jobs after leaving university, I used my language skills working as a proofreader and in translation management. After meeting my now husband at one of these companies we were married in 2002 and I made the table stationery for our wedding. A good friend (one of my bridesmaids in fact!) was a wedding stationery designer at the time and she made our invitations. In particular, the skeleton leaf place cards that I created were a real talking point and I still make these now for clients – all these years later (You can see these on the Bespoke stationery page.)
A friend of my sister-in-law saw the skeleton leaf place cards and asked if I would make some for her wedding. Of course I jumped at the chance – she then asked if I could make some invitations to match as they couldn’t find what they were looking for, and the rest, as they say, is history – in 2010 Polka Dot Creations was born.
Having undertaken several graphic design and business courses since those early days, I feel fully confident in being able to provide the service that I now provide to create your dream stationery and love using my creativity!
I really don’t see the work that I do as a “job” as I am just so passionate about helping you create the stationery that you have always dreamed of.
To know that I have helped you fulfil a significant part of your wedding planning journey, really does mean the world to me – after all, the invitation is the first glimpse that your guests will see of the style and theme that has been lovingly chosen for your big day and what your day has in store for them.
So, now that you know a little about me, let’s find out about you! Why not contact me to talk about how I can help you……I’ll be here waiting!
Things I love the most
my guilty pleasure