1726 hollygreenwooddesign 19/10/2022 EDIT PUBLIC PROFILE Your Profile Picture Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB. Your name(Required) Your pronouns (optional) Your occupation(Required) Include me in the Members Directory Include me in the Members Directory (recommended) Employment typePlease selectSelf-employedEmployedVolunteerStudentTrainee (includes Apprentices)UnemployedOtherEmployment type other (please describe) Business typePlease selectFreelancer (sole trader)Limited CompanySocial EnterpriseCharityEducational InstitutionPublic Sector OrganisationCorporationOtherBusiness type other (please describe) Business sizePlease selectMicro (0-9 employees)Small (10-49 employees)Medium (50-249 employees)Large (more than 250 employees)Your email address Your website URL Your Twitter URL Your Instagram URL Your Facebook URL Your LinkedIn Profile URL Your Etsy Shop URL Tell us a bit more about yourselfWhat do you do?I'm Holly! A freelance Illustrator and print designer living in Wakefield. I run 'Holly Greenwood Design' my creative business where I design and sell illustrated home and gift products. I sell my products online, at art markets & events and through local stockists. I also create personalised artworks for customers such as pet portraits and bespoke illustrations. Alongside my creative business I also do various bits of freelance print design and run creative painting workshops!What steps did you take to get where you are now?I have always loved painting and being creative, so as soon as I could, I went to Leeds College of Art where I studied a Foundation diploma in Art & Design. I then went on to complete a degree at Leeds Arts University in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern. After leaving university I went to work in a local high school as a reprographics and display assistant. To keep the creative juices flowing I started making illustrated greetings cards and got some digital prints made of my paintings to sell on Etsy. These went down really well and it was then I decided to give it a go working for myself! I continued to grow my business, creating new collections, products and taking on more freelance work, creating print designs, painting murals attending art markets and events. I also started gaining more customers and started doing custom illustration work such as pet portraits. Two years later I was going full time self employed! I absolutely love being a creative small business owner, getting to work on different products, sharing my work with the world and getting to do what I love for a living which is making art!What type of creative opportunities are you looking for?I am open to any freelance illustration and print design opportunities that come my way! I also have experience in running painting workshops and would love to get involved with more community led art projects. My skills include painting, digital illustration, print & pattern design and murals so if you have an idea that needs illustrating, a print design for fashion or interiors, a wall that would look amazing with a hand painted mural.. I can help! If your creative project doesn't fit perfectly into my expertise then I would still love to hear, working on new projects and expanding my portfolio is something I am always looking to do.Answer as many of the following questions as you like to enhance your profile pageMy dream creative collaboration would be...Working with more small creative/local businesses! I recently did some print designs for a local baby wear brand and loved that! I would also love to work with more interior brands, seeing one of my prints on wallpaper or soft furnishings would be amazing. I would love to stock some of my products in well established local places such as the Hepworth!What does Wakefield mean to you?To me it means home! I think Wakefield is a fabulous, creative place to live and I am really proud to be a part of the creative industry in Wakefield.My proudest momentDefinitely taking the leap to leave my part time job and run my business full time. It's hard work, but so rewarding and fun! 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