Surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor was voted ‘Happiest Person in Britain’ on Twitter not long ago, and is a really doing what she loves.  As a surface pattern designer and illustrator, Rachael has clients all over the world, and next year she will be bringing out her own line of stationery with US-based Teneues publishing.

Rachael graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Textile in Fashion Design. After working in industry for three years, she set up her own design studio in 2008. Now specialising in surface pattern design and illustration, Rachel works as a freelance designer for clients like WH Smith, Target and Graham and Brown, and runs her own design label, Rachael Taylor Designs. Rachael’s international collaborations include a signature collection with Seascape Lamps USA.

Rachael has seen real success in a short space of time, and I am delighted that she will be joining us at the Do What You Love art and creative enteprise retreat to share her insight and experience. Rachael will talk about the challenges she has faced and the lessons she has learnt. This will be a unique opportunity to ask Rachael directly about the ins and outs of setting up your own design label, working as a freelance designer, and getting yourself known.

Other speakers at the retreat include Kanya King, Founder and CEO of the MOBO Awards, and Hannah Nunn, designer and owner of Radiance Lighting. The retreat’s art workshop teachers Flora Bowley, Rachel Hazell and Priscilla Jones will also share an insight into the business side of their work, talking about selling your art, licencing, owning a gallery and getting into teaching.

There are only a handful of places left on this unique retreat, which combines creativity, enterprise and community. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start or grow your creative business, in the company of a community of like-minded people, within a stunning countryside setting here in England. Register now!

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Read Do What You Love interviews with Rachael Taylor here, and Hannah Nunn here.

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