‘Her work is inspired by people, animals, places and culture and uses illustration as a form of message and information sharing. Amanda draws digitally, with pencil and ink and uses textures and collage to create her own inimitable drawing style. Amanda graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Northumbria University in 2009, deciding to take the illustration and design route she moved into an open studio and began her freelance career. During this time Amanda qualified as an Art’s Award Advisor, delivering design workshops and guest lecturing at her local Art College. Her influences and inspirations during this period lead her to explore the home and gift market as she started developing her own stationery and clothing ranges.’
‘In April 2014, Amanda’s first exclusive interior collection was launched after months of working closely with George Home’s design team to create a range of textiles and home accessories to be sold across the country and online in aid of the Prince’s Trust charity. 10% of all retail sales will be donated to the Trust.
The limited edition collection takes its inspiration from looking at vintage diagrams and Victorian ‘natural history’ illustrative styles. The collection features delicate line drawings of eccentric animal characters and insects, reminiscent of traditional folk fairy-tales. Ink sketches of eclectic hares and hounds sporting fun monocles, top hats, tweed waistcoats and Victorian style cloaks, adorn kitchen accessories, cushions, bedding and vases.’
‘Alongside the George Home collection, Amanda has been working on several branding and illustration projects, whilst developing and producing her very own homeware collections which will be sold online in the summer. Cushions, plates and tea cups are some of the limited edition products included in the ranges, decorated with repeat patterns and intricate pencil drawn birds and animals to be enjoyed as detailed statement pieces in the home.’