Jacqueline Colley

Jacqueline Colley - Gift Wrap for Freedom To Exist - Unbranded Minimal Watches

Jacqueline is an Illustrator and Pattern Designer who works out of her home studio in Hackney. Specialising in creating intricate & explorable patterns and illustrations that defy the ordinary! She studied Visual Communication at Chelsea graduating in 2008 and moving to Stockholm to work for H&M followed by other High st Fashion Houses. After 6 years Jacqueline went freelance and began producing her own line of wall art and products as well as working with fun clients on illustration and pattern briefs! We have teamed up with Jacqueline to create one of our bespoke wrapping papers, a service we provide for free!

Jacqueline Colley - Gift Wrap for Freedom To Exist

Please could you tell us a little more about your work and process?
I always begin by working by hand sketching with pencil crayons and felt tips, I work over my sketches to create final polished elements which I scan in, cut out and compile in Photoshop. I love to create quite dense and overlaid designs so this is a good method to achieve that!

Jacqueline Colley - Gift Wrap for Freedom To Exist

What was your inspiration behind this design?
This design has some feminist motifs I was thinking about original sin and forbidden fruit and reimagining a narrative where the snake and the fruit are friends and knowledge is power for women and men! 

Jacqueline Colley - Gift Wrap for Freedom To ExistWhen do you feel most free?
I love to travel, road trips are my favourite as with a car you can have a general plan but you can really explore! My partner doesn't drive and people are always surprised that I do all the driving on our ambitious trips, but I love it! I drove all around Morrocco, California and the East coast of the US next we're planning a Mexican road trip!

Jacqueline Colley - Gift Wrap for Freedom To Exist

Which watch you chose & why?
I love the rose gold watch with the tan strap! - fte3002 -  I chose it because it's and classic and will go perfectly with my wardrobe! I wear a lot of bold prints so it's great for me to have a timeless watch that goes with everything!

"I was losing the will to live searching for a ladies watch with a leather strap. My criteria were; long enough strap, easy to read face but not huge numbers, dial not too big and not too small, no fuss, no visible brand name, and elegant. Paul and Kirsty were extremely helpful, and their service and speed was much appreciated. A great brand; I’m glad I found it!

Monica - Customer