The lovely Emma Hawman is founder & designer of Emma Frances Designs! Emma has always loved drawing from a very young age & having graduated from the University of Leeds in Textile Design she went on to graduate from ABSPD! According to Emma “this only cemented my love for patterns which has made me into the surface pattern designer I an today!”

Having grown up in North Yorkshire, she takes her inspiration from the countryside & even lives on a farm with “an abundance of fields to explore”. She is currently working on her brand & designs, & has even designed a floral influenced, licensed range of designs for Keka! She also recently won the Quincy Kepler Lampshade competition with her wonderfully pink ‘Windswept’ design!



First reveal of the Quincy competition winners!


Emma’s ‘Windswept’ design for Quincy!

If you are interested in ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (the e-course)’ we are thrilled to announce we are running a new series (starting on August 19th 2013) Register here. Also, don’t miss out on our next run of Module 2 ‘Creating Your Professional identity’ which is running 19th August 2013! Module 1: Designing your way Module 2: Creating your professional identity Module 3: Monetising your designs … brought to you by Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton.

You can also read some magic words from some our past students who have gone on to achieve some amazing things!