I am a designer, painter and illustrator based in North London.
Formerly trained in Fashion at Central Saint Martins, London. After graduation I participated in showcasing catwalk collections, raising money for various charities including Watoto, A21 and Cystic Fibrosis. Partnering with models, music producers & stylists. Later I was drawn back to work in art and surface pattern.
My first solo art show happened in North London, showcasing a collection of paintings, screen prints, printed fabric and wire sculptures. As time has passed by, I've continued to take part in events about Craft and Slow Fashion. A new Sustainable and Fashion Conscious collection came about in 2012. As of late, I've been given opportunities to teach & run workshops.
creation26 aims to consistently take conscious efforts to 'be a good steward of this beautiful planet'. By choosing to print with water based inks, choose recycled papers, fair-trade t.shirts, recycled tote bags, as well as re-using old mail bags.
BA Hons Fashion Womenswear 2001/ 2004 - Central Saint Martins
HND Pattern Cutting 1999/ 2001 - London College of Fashion
Foundation Art & Design 1998/1999 - Newham College of FE (Design)
Foundation Art & Design 1996/1998 - Kingsway College, NW5 (Art)
Exhibitions, Workshops, Key Events
Sewing Instructor/ Workshop assistant - Traid - late 2023
Mural Workshop play scheme for children aged 8 - 14 yrs - NW5.
Upcycling & Sustainability workshop for Year 6 girls (Inset Day)
Sewing Workshop assistant with Semsah & Traid - early 2023
Upcycling & Sustainability Mend & Repair workshop - early 2023 'Kilburn Library of Things' & Traid.
Freelance Interior Designer - Hotel fit in SW7, Bartlett Management - 2021
Self directed project: Paint 2 Murals. Make Scrub bags for hospital staff & create a range of facemasks - 2020
Online shopping page for creation26, through website 'All By Mama'. late 2020
Creating bespoke products for individual customers & Market Stall - Growing Hope Christmas Fair - 2019
Market stall/ Pop ups - Alma St Fair, neighbourly street fair NW5 & Hampstead Christmas Fair - 2018
Fashion Print Tutor - 'Excel in the Arts', summer play scheme for 11/18 yrs. Teach print techniques & host fashion show - 2016
Pop Up event for creation26 - 'Happy Fashion Day' - 'AfroRetro SW9 - 2016
Assistant & 1st Assistant (latter) - DSUK Pop Up Fashion Events - 2011/ 2016
Participate in 'Brand Preview' for creation26 Capsule Collection - 'Print' category - 'Ethical Fashion Forum' - 2015
Store Manager - East London - 2012
Brand manager - various brands - TopShop - 2010/ 2011
Craft Embroidery Workshop & Pop Up - Big Music Extra Fair - 2014
Craft Embroidery Workshop - Camden Community Fair - 2014
Market stalls - 'Big Green Picnic Fair & Alma St Fair - 2014
Attend NEA Business course - Camden - 2014
Upcycling fashion garments - 'Fashion stops Traffic' fashion event promoting awareness for A21 Campaign - 2013
Visual Merchandiser - TLG Brands - 2012/2013.
Participate in 'Brand Preview' for creation26 Capsule Collection - ''New Generation' category - Ethical Fashion Forum' - 2013
Become a 'Source' Member & receive 'Fellowship 500' Certificate - Ethical Fashion Forum - 2012
Create new line of sustainable fashion range for creation26 - 2012
Fashion Designer for creation26 - presenting catwalk collections in & around London - 2008/2012 (Collaborate with 'Cross Mentors Fashion Events' raising awareness for Watoto, Cystic Fibrosis & A21. Take part in 'Faith with Fashion' event.)
Artist Contributor - 'Everything Conference' 2012 - Showcased a 'Ghetto Blaster' wire sculpture.
Solo Art Show - Flaxton Ptooch, NW5 - 2011 - Exhibited new range of printed textiles, screen prints, paintings & sculptures.
Visual Merchandiser - Diesel head office showroom - 2010.
Backstage Fashion Dresser - various locations in the Uk - 2001/2014
Create 1st Fashion collection after graduation - 'Positive Awareness Charity' - 2005
Fashion Assistant - Isabella Blow, Tatler Magazine - 2004