Where does Sarah hang out?

Sarah Papworth creates, and lives, in a cotswold village in the West Midlands, UK.  She enjoys trips to London and likes to draw and grow veg in the garden when the weather is fine.

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Where did her design career start?

Starting her career in Home design on textiles and hard-goods within British Home Stores, Sarah built her commercial eye and Head Office retail knowledge.  A typical season would see Sarah compiling trend reports, designing prints, creating seasonal themes and colour palettes, attending product meetings, managing Assistant designers and trips to Paris for trade shows.  Working in all areas, from bedding to dinnerware, Sarah enjoys designing for a wide range of pattern on product types.

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Why did Sarah go freelance?

Going freelance, and working from home meant being able to move away from London and explore wider design opportunities such as; book illustration, kidswear design and commissioned pieces, while still enjoying her much loved Homeware.  She now enjoys a slower pace of life, making her own hours and doing what she loves the most.

Who are some of her clients?

MADE.com, L'Oreal Paris, Aurum Press, George at Home ASDA, BHS, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Debenhams, The White Company, Talking Tables.  She also works with Lemon Ribbon Studio sending in kids print and pattern.