Anna works from home, her work always starts on paper - usually with inks and watercolours - and then she refines the finished design in Photoshop.
Anna is an experienced Printed Textile Designer, she studied Textile Design at Nottingham Trent, graduating in 2001. Originally from Newcastle she moved to Oxford in 2005 and lives in Jericho with her partner and three children.
She has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years, spending more than half of that time as a freelance designer. Her clients include M&S, Monsoon, Oliver Bonas and currently, Anthropologie.
Anna launched Jericho Design House in 2017. “I always wanted to have my own collection, but was so used to working to a design brief for others that I wasn't entirely sure what it would look like - I felt like I had to choose one aesthetic and stick to it!"
"It took time for me to realise that maybe the adaptability I'd learnt as a freelance designer could be my unique selling point as a brand. So I allowed myself to create a diverse collection of designs - imagining them in different parts of my own home for the kids spaces, living, kitchen and garden"
Anna always begins on paper with watercolour, ink, chalk and occasionally collage.
She rarely has a finished product in mind, focusing on pattern and colour initially.
She then uses Photoshop to play; adapting the scale, colour and placement and finally working the design into a repeat pattern.
Inspired by William and May Morris, The Bloomsbury Set, Liberty’s, beautiful corners of Oxford and her parents love of plants.
Textile products are printed digitally in the UK using non-toxic water based pigment ink, to retain their original hand-painted quality.
Most products are printed to order, this significantly reduces waste and allows for the a broad range of designs and colourways in the collection.
Giclee prints are produced in Oxford using Epson Archival quality inks onto 276gsm Hahnemuhle paper.
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I currently only ship smaller items internationally due to variable shipping costs. Please get in touch via email email@example.com and it is usually possible to arrange directly with me.
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