A multi-disciplined designer. Crafting creative solutions.



I’m Carla, a New York based graphic designer and illustrator from the UK. Inspired by the lights, camera, action and creativity that New York City offers!


My creative fuel is drawn from everyday experiences. Color palettes from food. The richness of graffiti and fashion. Happy accidents of creative analogue techniques!

Travel is another huge influence. I enjoy local’s stories and discovering how culture, technology and tradition enriches their lives. This forms who I am… a great listener, getting to the heart of a story.

I apply this approach to projects – embracing a client’s message and bringing it to life with design, typography and illustration. Offering custom-tailored services and outcomes, that are as individual as every client. This is what drives me.

Crafting distinctive, brand identities, with flexibility to work across touch points. The look & feel is key, as are the small details that make a HUGE difference…

Design for publishing, marketing & promotion, greetings stationery, packaging and catalogues. Paired with digital solutions: websites, dynamic pdfs, newsletters and micro-sites. What does your project need?

Precise points, perfect paths and productive ways of working... Techniques to guarantee that artwork can be reproduced to any scale and always look amazing!

Graphic Design / Visual Communication degree, 15 years commercial experience and 5 years teaching art & graphics at college.


Fluent in the standard Adobe creative programs - remaining up to date with techniques and production methods. Employing good working practices to ensure efficiency, consistency and guarantee quality throughout.

Offering hand crafted illustration skills – think samurai with ink brush and pens! I put pencil to paper, applying techniques to suit the message and detail to set it apart from the rest.

Invest in fresh, engaging, creative solutions for your business. Original design, unique imagery and fine detail that expresses a clear and memorable message. Or hire me to support and add value to your existing creative team.


Hand crafted bespoke illustration:

  • Hand lettering to suit a mood, a room or occassion!
  • Inked, watercolour and digital print imagery
  • Brand identity with hand crafted detail


Need mobile friendly solutions? Have you considered:

  • Responsive website to look stunning on all devices
  • HTML newsletters to share your brand message
  • Dynamic documents to drive traffic to your site
  • A seemless brand to make your online store shine!


Promotional material with distinctive look & feel:

  • Business cards that do the talking
  • Show stopping invitations & promotional material
  • Beautiful brochures & interactive catalogs that drive customers directly to online products.


See what and who I'm creatively inspired by. Enjoy!

Offering free 15min Skype call to chat about your project – complete the form below and let me know what you would like to talk about.

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A multi-disciplined designer.

Crafting creative solutions.