Snowdon Designs

I design and produce high quality, eco-friendly prints. Setting very high standards for myself, I take pride in my work from the original design to the finished product, making things that I hope you’ll cherish for years to come. I’ve always loved art. As soon as I left school I headed off to art college in the breezy seaside town of Blackpool in the North West of England. During my time there I made some great friends, met my future husband Charlie, and graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Design. Soon afterwards Charlie and I moved to Manchester and I got a job as a graphic designer. This coincided with the whole graphic design industry going digital. I had to quickly learn how to use an Apple Mac and all the design software that went with it. Subsequently I spent the early years of my working life with the niggling feeling that this wasn’t the career that I had ‘signed up for’, but after investing so much time and energy in it I felt I had no option other than to adapt and embrace the new technology. My life turned around in my mid thirties when Charlie and I decided to realise our long term goal of travelling the world. We spent an unforgettable twelve months living out our dreams across South America, the South Pacific, (where we got married!), New Zealand, Australia and Asia. While we were away we learned a lot about ourselves and each other. I also realised that despite my disillusionment with my career, I still had a passion for design. Experiencing new cultures and being exposed to such an amazing range of art and design really rekindled my creative flame. A few months after arriving back in England I embarked on a three year part time graphic design and illustration degree course. Those three years where among the best and worst of my life. Finding time to fit my studies in around a full time graphic design job and learning to write essays again was a tough call, but learning new creative skills and rediscovering long forgotten talents were some of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I finally got my happy ending in the summer of 2009 when I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class degree with honours, I didn’t stop smiling for days!

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