Carla originally studied graphics at the West Surrey college of Art and Design in Farnham and Guildford, many moons ago. She then promptly became an actor! She is still a working actor and Voice artist and this works well in tandem with her design work. Back in the 90’s she decided to do a refresher art course, and was spotted by a greetings company who she went on to design for over 20 happy years.
She has designed for some very well known High street names including M&S, Primark, General Trading Co., Dunelm, J. Lewis, W.H.Smith, Harvey Nicks, and many greetings companies in the UK and across the world, as well as surface pattern companies. Her customers include Noel Tatt, UK Greetings, Flamingo Paperie, All American greetings, Tigerprint, Creative Tops, Rock and Ruddle, Bothy threads, Australian Greetings, Barnardos, Excema society and more.
Carla’s designs are usually humorous using bright watercolour inks and typography, hand done, not digital (very occasionally she adds digital Typography) and they are on trend. She also writes ditties and bon mots when required again usually with a funny slant. She designs, cards, stationery, ceramics, magazines, books, stitchwork, wrap, surface pattern, most things really that you can put a design on to. But, don’t ask her to design a horse as this will end up looking like a barrel on stilts!.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO ENQUIRE ABOUT CARLA'S ARTWORK OR TO COMMISSION HER TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS