Monday, 29 May 2017

Creative Quarters...Angela Nickeas

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Angela Nickeas.
I went to University with this lovely, talented gal, so it's an absolute pleasure to feature her in todays post.

Angela studied a BA(Hons)in Surface Pattern Design at Staffordshire University. 
Since graduating over 10 years ago, she started her career in the home textile and furnishing market, designing patterns and styling ranges for a number of major UK retailers and International clients.

In 2010, after the birth of her first daughter, Angela took the brave step to set up her own freelance studio and Hiccup Studio Designs was born. 
Angela immediately began to undertake various design projects for both UK and International customers expanding her portfolio into in the stationery and giftware industries, however other creative projects have included childrenswear print design, scrapbook papers, fabric design and wall decals.

More recently, Angela launched her own etsy shop, Fizzy Hiccups ( where she sells bespoke and personalised greeting cards and art prints.  
Featuring whimsical floral illustrations overlayed with graphic textures and shapes, she really hopes to develop and expand her product range in the coming months.

Angela works from her studio at home in Cheshire and her work is largely inspired by current print trends within interior design including textiles and wallpapers which she then translates into highly decorative, textural patterns with a vectorised feel using a limited palette of bright solid colours.

Her portfolio is fun, playful and quirky and inspired by nature and flowers – along with a small obsession for bird and butterfly imagery and anything pink! 
She is also inspired by the bold, simple forms and graphic lines of mid-century Scandinavian pattern from the likes of Sanna Annukka and Marimekko.

Angela lives with her husband and three young children who keep her busy when she’s not designing! 
In her spare time she enjoys cooking and binging on Netflixs boxsets while drinking copious cups of tea.

Angela is open to new collaborations or projects. 
To get in touch with her visit her website or find her on Instagram.

Twitter: @hiccupstudio1
Instagram: @hiccupstudiodesigns

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Angela,
and seeing a selection of her work.

To get in touch with her, please visit her website for details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Victoria Fitton, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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