I live way up north in the UK, in the wonderful city of Newcastle upon Tyne with my better half, the best little person we ever did make and our very clingy cat, Binx.
I have been obsessed with graphic design since the Myspace days (yep, there's a 19 in my date of birth); I love being creative, I love putting things together visually, I love to help people however I can and I am a big fan of small businesses - so out popped Magic Feather Designs! My creative outlet to do all the things I love under one roof.
In January 2021 I did the big scary thing and went self-employed as a freelance graphic designer/small biz owner which is awesome because I can be there for my family, have time to do all the fun things together whilst being in charge of my own career, schedule and finances - and I want all that for my clients too! Like, what are you waiting for? let's get that small biz seen!! The values I bring to you are my creativity, experience, enthusiasm and support. I always aim to keep my services as affordable as I can and be as friendly, open, honest and approachable in my methods and nature as I can possibly be because kindness is important to me. Treating others how I want to be treated is important to me. Leaving a positive lasting impression by how I made someone feel is (you guessed it!) super-duper important to me.
I am mega proud of the fact that I am self-taught and I am happily a lifelong learner. I have 10 years of experience in small biz ownership and graphic design juggled with 20 years of experience in customer service, sales and visual merchandising from my previous career in retail management. If you like the sound of paper credentials I have a degree in photography I could dazzle you with, but let's get real - practical uni courses? We were really just there for that boozy student life right? Thems were the days!
I have worked with all kinds of clients from bloggers, network marketers and so many small business folks. My superpower is that I am unique, I bring 'me' to what I do and my special move is being able to put myself in my client's shoes. I do not follow design trends - no thank you! My goal always is to create a unique design that you love, that has come from your heart and big beautiful mind and has your personality shining all the way through. That's how we make you stand out! I believe design work should be a collaborative experience between client and designer - that your brand identity feels like an extension of you. I am here to put your ideas together into a visually strong, inspiring and empowering reality that you can not wait to show off!
Best part of my job? The 'oh my gosh, I LOVE it!' feedback when my clients see their new branding. My work here is DONE!!