Grace’s story: Day 276

Grace’s story: Day 276

Grace Abell, Designer at Abell Design An award-winning freelance designer based in York Four years ago, I left a steady job as a graphic designer at ‘Singletrack’ – a mountain biking magazine – with the half-baked idea of going self-employed. Originally from York, I’d...
Nicola’s story: Day 253

Nicola’s story: Day 253

Nicola James, Owner of Iris Dares Fierce and feminine dresses for girls, made ethically in the UK I wasn’t maternal until I had children; then I turned into a tiger mam! My first daughter, Isabelle, was born in 2014. I’d been working as an addiction therapist for a...
Lisa’s story: Day 238

Lisa’s story: Day 238

Lisa Raynes, Founder of Pride Road and Pride Road Franchise Empowering female architects to run their own practice that works flexibly around their families Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong it is until it’s in...
Leila’s story: Day 222

Leila’s story: Day 222

Leila Vibert-Stokes, Founder of Leila Vibert-Stokes Ltd A print designer and digital illustrator specialising in colourful, sustainable and nature-inspired home interiors After graduating from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Fashion in 2009, I’d already started...
Helena’s story: Day 197

Helena’s story: Day 197

Helena Loakman, Co-Founder of Fact + Fiction Designers of next-generation handbags that make women’s lives easier wherever their day takes them I was working in PR and marketing for a sports and lifestyle agency based in Central London when the idea struck me...
Anna’s story: Day 192

Anna’s story: Day 192

Anna van der Feltz, Founder of Anna van der Feltz Creative A highly experienced graphic designer who specialises in helping her clients creatively tell their brand story both on and offline I’ve had a couple of pivot points which totally altered my perspective on life...