Victoria has fond childhood memories of carving little rocks into intricate shapes to give to her mum as gifts each mother’s day and a love of crafting continued through her school years when her interests moved towards technical drawings. Victoria’s inspiration was often found within architecture, particularly historic and traditional design, as well as sculptures.
Victoria went on to study Printed Textiles and Surface Design at Leeds College of Art where she was captivated by different design processes, from printing, dyeing and digital prints to laser-cutting and material innovation.
She discovered a particular fascination with the creation of wallpaper and experimented with different textures through screen prints, flocking and embossing. Victoria was proud to be a finalist in the Watts and Westminster wallpaper competition and her work was exhibited at the 2014 London Design Festival.
After graduating Victoria began her career as a Home Consultant for a home furnishing retailer. Within this role she would visit homes to guide customers through their bespoke interiors journey, helping them to choose the colours, fabrics and finishes to suit their style and needs.
Victoria loved interacting with customers and helping them to bring an initial idea into three dimensional form, but she missed designing her own patterns and prints. So, she undertook an internship at Designers Guild where she learned how design concepts are developed into drawings and transformed into working repeats and patterns.
With a reaffirmed love for creating designs from diverse inspirations, Victoria joined Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery. She loves working in an environment where she can get to know the person for whom she is designing and take them through each stage of the bespoke design process, from the initial ideas stage through to a finished piece of beautiful jewellery.