Designer, Illustrator & Product Designer
‘The knowledge I acquired during my postgraduate diploma in Creative Business Development affirmed my ambition and desire to work in the creative industry.’
‘The Diploma in Creative Business Development gave me a platform into the design industry. The knowledge gained through the course – teamed with the encouragement of staff and fellow students – makes me now feel confident about my future as a designer.’
Working under the name ‘Nellie’, a childhood nickname, Hannah has worked on several freelance projects and commissions designing logos and bespoke stationery for clients, including the V&A in London, as well as contributing to many artists’ book fairs, exhibitions and decorating Manchester bars and other venues.
‘My work is a combination of my identity, passions and interests. Through my studies I developed an awareness of semiotics and now adapt that knowledge to create an illustrative and commercial style.’
Her work takes the form of a range of small paper and textile products including small illustrated books and badges sets, stationery and prints. The books and badge sets she creates are quirky, illustrated stories of daily events.
‘My hand crafted approach stems from my background, growing up in a remote part of Scotland, where I would draw, sew and make to keep myself occupied. I try to convey a cheerful likeness and sense of fun in my work.’