After many years of working for some of the biggest names in the wallpaper design and print industry, Elizabeth Ockford has formed a high-end interiors brand under her own name.
In the autumn of 2019, Elizabeth brought together a small and highly creative team to produce collections under her own brand, Elizabeth Ockford Ltd.
With inspiring mood boards and music, paint palettes alongside computers, and a modified digital printer, the light and friendly Sussex studio is a hive of multi-media activity, buzzing with collaborative energy and vibrant colour.
Elizabeth’s creative talent and passion for colour, pattern, and form saw her study textile design at the Chelsea School of Art before beginning her career, creating fabrics and wallpapers for the fashion and interiors industries.
After 13 years at one of the most prestigious and well-established brands in the world of interiors, latterly as Design Director, Elizabeth left London in 2004 to study fine art and print.
After completing her MA, Elizabeth launched her own creative studio in Sussex where she worked as a fine artist on commissions for both art and interiors clients, in addition to freelancing as a textiles and wall-covering designer.
In 2015 Elizabeth first began designing wallpapers under the Elizabeth Ockford brand and in November 2019 the company Elizabeth Ockford Ltd was formed.
Having settled in the charming village of Lindfield in Sussex, Elizabeth happily combines family life with her design work.
“Having spent all my career working with, and for many of the big names in the industry, I always felt that I never wanted to have my own brand – I was perfectly happy designing for others.
But life sometimes gives you the push you don’t know you need – and after a change in circumstances in the summer of 2019, I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own business.
I can’t believe now that I didn’t do it before! It feels so much more energising working for your own goals and driving yourself forwards to make your own profits.
It means I can make my own value judgements about my designs and how they look, how they are manufactured – plus it also gives me greater freedom to support younger designers and other local businesses and working mums – all things I care passionately about.”
– Elizabeth Ockford, owner and founder.
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