Work Experience // Paige Cavill

Hello! I’m Paige, a recent Textile Design graduate from Hull. 

I specialised in print design and have designed for my own stationery and tech product range for around a year since graduating. I wanted to come to StrawberryToo to brush up on the skills that I’ve let slide since graduating: it’s crazy how much you can forget!

During my week at StrawbToo, I was set a range of briefs including one to create a print for Cath Kidston that could be used on homeware, fashion products and stationery. It was great getting stuck into the brief and learning how to alter my style of work to fit the brand, rather than just creating something I personally liked.

I was also set the task of creating a fashion look book for a collection at H&M I’m totally in love with at the moment. I used InDesign which was a new program to me but, I found it much easier to use than the programs I have been using for years such as; Photoshop and Illustrator. Fab!

My final task was to create a website for my designs which was so much fun. As a designer/seller, I have designed and produced lots of websites in the past but only to a basic standard. Making the most of Jess and Will, they gave me insight on how customers view websites and how to tackle the project to make it the best for my business.

Working with the team at StrawbToo has been such a pleasure and the team have been really welcoming. I’ve learnt so much in such a short space of time and would love to come back in the future.

Thank you so much for having me! :-)

Beckie Rackham