Welcome to my website.
My name is Liz Smith and I am a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator working under my studio name of 'ellejanedesigns'. I currently work from home in Bromley, Kent.
I studied Textile Design and Design Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where I graduated in 2003.
After University I worked as a Junior Designer at the ceramic tile manufacturer Pilkington's Tiles in Manchester. Working with the design team we developed product ranges which involved trend and competitor research, creating print design concepts, trialing and manufacture of final products for distribution.
Now I create surface pattern designs which can be used across home, fashion and stationery products.
My main love is to draw, which is reflected within my patterns. My style is very illustrative, handrawn and mostly inspired by nature and my surroundings.
I am available for freelancing commissions and licensing enquiries.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.