I’ve always had a passion for making. From the age of 8, I would rush home from school, open my wardrobe doors, build a den, sit inside and create! In those days, it was mainly out of felt – I had a whole toy chest full of my little felt masterpieces!
Running my own company and designing my own range of stationery and homewares has always been my dream. So, after 20 years working in the publishing industry, I decided to give it a go and at the end of 2018 I launched Rebecca Södergren Design. I have two small little creatives of my own now, who love to give their opinions on my designs and enjoy picking the products they like best, mainly to decorate their own rooms. They are a major source of inspiration to me.
I do all of my designing in my Oxfordshire studio, scanning in sketches and altering them on the computer. My illustrations are then digitally printed. I hand-make my lampshades there too. Colour is a major factor in my designs and I love finding new combinations that work well together. It's a really satisfying feeling seeing my illustrations come to life.