I am a handbag and accessories specialist with experience designing for both leading international retailers and independent brands. I have designed for retailers such as River Island, New Look, Topshop and Inditex Group.
My experience spans a range of accessories product including leather and PU handbags, footwear, jewellery, soft accessories (knit, print, hosiery), small leather goods, sports, lifestyle and bespoke metal hardwares.
Since becoming a freelancer, I have also supported many new and independent companies in launching their brands or new products. Quite often these are designs which have a functional purpose such as compartments for tech products, baby changing bags or footwear with a patented outsole. You can find examples of these in 'Projects'
Utilising skills in precise hand sketching and an in-depth technical knowledge of accessories, I design unique and challenging product with beautifully considered details to your requirements.
Based at a creative studio in East London, I can provide full design support for your project including trend consultation, design development, CAD visuals and detailed factory specs.
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