Welcome to Freya Niamh Design!
I’m Hannah the artist/designer/orange squash lover behind the brand. Freya and Niamh are my middle names just to confuse things and I’m based in a small village near York in North Yorkshire.
I specialise in vibrant travel art prints illustrated by hand on my trusty iPad pro. My colour palette was chosen to be as uplifting and FUN as possible, showing some of my most favourite places in a more saturated parallel universe.
I hope you enjoy taking a browse through my collections and find the perfect stand-out piece of art for your walls.
Lots of Love X
A little more about me...
I studied at Falmouth university for a year to get my art & design foundation diploma (the best creative year of my life), followed by three years at
Northumbria university where I got my BA (hons) degree in interior design (the most fun years).
BEFORE FREYA NIAMH DESIGN:
After education I took a year off to plan for my future, living at my family home in the middle of North Yorkshire the only interior design jobs going at the time were corporate office design, something that really did not appeal. So I decided to get a job at a local gin bar, go to some festivals do a bit of travelling and just explore my possibilities.
HOW IT ALL STARTED:
I began sharing my creations on instagram, trying out various styles from painting watercolour roses to illustrating digital portraits. I also started to freelance with branding work from a couple of local businesses keeping me going. It wasn’t until my good friend asked me to design her wedding stationery that I realised what I wanted to do full-time. I loved the freedom and creativity illustrating stationery and prints had, my goal has always been to have a creative business of some sort it just took me a while to work out what it would be. Freya Niamh Design has developed organically over the years and I've learnt a lot to get where I am now.
OUTSIDE FREYA NIAMH DESIGN:
When I’m not running my business I love travelling, being with my friends, interior design, tennis, cooking, cycling and exploring with my boyfriend Ollie and his German shepherd Ella. I’m a big fan of practising gratitude and read endless books on building a positive mindset and manifesting my dreams into a reality. I'm also currently in the process of looking for my first house to buy, a life-long goal of mine that has been made achievable by running Freya Niamh Design full time.
One of my goals for 2022 was to continue evolving my business to reduce its impact on the environment. Currently my cards are all packaged in biodegradable cellulose packaging and I've been trying some new NOISSUE sustainable envelopes and stickers. I also recently partnered up with the inspiring company Greenspark with the pledge to plant a tree with every order and to reduce carbon emissions. 🌿
Although I’m currently Freya Niamh Design’s full time accountant, marketing manager, graphic designer, customer service/packager, illustrator etc I have plans to expand my team in the future with other like-minded creative people to help grow my baby and bring colour and style to even more unique peoples homes. My long term goal is to open a chain of artisan interior/lifestyle themed Freya Niamh Design shops across the UK.
The future looks bright. <3
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