I am a handbag and accessories specialist with over 10 years experience designing for leading retailers, independent brands and start-ups.
Designing across handbags, footwear, small leather goods, tech accessories and bespoke trims. I also work with jewellery, soft and knitted accessories, print design, sport and lifestyle.
Utilising skills in precise hand sketching and in-depth technical knowledge, I provide a fresh approach to accessory design with beautifully considered details tailored to my client's requirements.
I am experienced with a diverse range of materials including leather, PU, natural fibres, sustainable fabrics, injection moulding and innovative functional materials. I have also designed many function-focused products such as baby changing bags, self-heating gloves and footwear with a sand filtering outsole.
Based at a creative studio in East London, I support my clients from initial idea to finished product. With in-depth research and concept development, innovative designs with considered details, technical expertise, sample development and manufacturing advice.
You can find examples of my portfolio in 'Clients'
Get in touch to tell me about your project.
" Philippa has been an undisputed support and force in helping me launch my bag. She's really professional, on-time and detailed. She helped take my ideas and translate them to something also a factory could understand. A factory which always prefers to speak to Philippa as well, as they also find her highly professional and clear in her communication. When I'm on to my next NPD, I hope it will be with Philippa by my side, as I know this will ensure high quality, on-time delivery."
Michelle - Thorsbear
"I loved working with Philippa. She was so open and supportive and thoroughly professional from the very first meeting. She is also a very talented designer and we are absolutely thrilled with what she has come up with for our start up brand. We will definitely be working with Philippa for the next design."
Jude - Bubble & Pop