Abigail Borg is an illustrator and surface pattern designer with her own range of wallpapers and interior products that are sold worldwide, as well as working as a freelance illustrator for clients including Crabtree & Evelyn, Laura Ashley and Johnson & Johnson.
“The start up programme at the University of Birmingham really helped, meeting like-minded people in Birmingham.”
“…the contact time with mentors and the availability of grant money to invest in some much needed equipment. I was encouraged to get my own studio space and gained greater confidence with accounting and other business skills. Now I have my own studio I can work with Universities and take students on work placements to help grow the business and give them the opportunity to work and gain experience.”
- Won ‘Best Pattern Design 2010’ by Elle Decoration at The British Design Awards
- Received four new illustrative commissions from clients
- Renting out own studio space
- Set up business bank account through a bank rep I met at a networking event
- Invested in new computer/printing equipment
Hope to exhibit at a show during this year’s London Design Festival, expand my portfolio and product range, work with new clients.
‘Birmingham-based illustrator and surface designer Abigail has cleverly married old and new, bringing together hand-drawn design and digital printing to create her brilliantly botanical cotton fabric.’
Elle Decoration Magazine (On winning at The British Design Awards)