I am excited to introduce you to one of the talented designers that will be on the Summer Survival Design Team!!
Rachel Millington aka KiwiGirl
My name is Rachel Millington and I'm 35 years old. I've been scrapping for 3 years now, after making Xmas cards in 2004 and cardmaking for a while, I got fed up with always giving away my creations. So I turned to scrapping in May 2005 and now that's my first love. I make cards for special people these days and still don't like giving them away!
I work as a freelance graphic designer & artworker in an advertising. I trained in graphic design but I never did get my degree cause I got a job in the summer holidays and dropped out before my 4th year! Maybe one day I'll go back and get it lol! I love scrapping because I can use my design skills but it's all up to me, I don't have to follow the corporate ID or have a client saying 'make the picture smaller' or 'make my logo bigger', I make all the decisions and nobody changes anything! Just watch me try and get a scrapbook style advert in a magazine for one of the automotive clients I work on, now there's a challenge eh!
I was born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand. I came to England 10 about years ago and now live in the Cotswolds with my partner & our cat. I have been published in most of the UK magazines, I teach at retreats and shops and have been on various DT's. I scrap myself a lot because I don't have kids and there's only so many LO's of your cat you can do. So I borrow my friends kids and scrap them when I can!
I'm looking forward to designing for the Homegrown kits, I love being on the DT for kits because I love the challenge of just taking what is in the box and creating with that. I find really difficult not to add my own stuff, especially new bits I've just bought and am dying to use, so it's a real struggle sometimes!
Check out the gallery on the Homegrown website as I believe Rachel will be uploading and sharing more of her work with us soon!!
Please join me in giving Rachel a warm welcome and congratulations for being a part of the Summer Survival Design Team!