How can I help?


If you’re looking for a friendly affordable designer to help you with your website, Shopify store, WordPress blog or print projects then you’ve come to the right place! I have 15 years of experience working in web and graphic design and love helping people to get their businesses online and looking awesome. I also run my own store selling products I design and illustrate and run a successful blog with thousands of followers so I know what I’m doing and can pass on what I’ve learned to you.

With my colourful, cute and quirky style inspired by my visits to Japan, I can help you stand out from the crowd, while also making sure the boring technical stuff is bang up to date. I work by myself so you always get the personal touch and I never tire of explaining how things work or how to do something more affordably.

My aim is that you have the website you always wanted at a price that suits you and with the ability to keep things running yourself.

Sound good? Have a look around at some of my previous work or get in touch for a quote or just to chat. I’d love to hear from you!


I’m off to Japan!

japan 2016

I’m heading off to Japan soon for three weeks and cannot take on any projects until mid-June. I may also be slow to reply to emails in May and June. If you’d like to follow my adventures, I’ll be sharing lots of photos on Instagram and posting updates on Tumblr at Kaiwa Japan.

Art & Illustration

New Patterns

I’m not going to post my monthly wallpapers and product designs here every month (you can follow my Asking For Trouble blog or social media for that), but here are the new patterns I’ve created so far this year. They’re available in my on-demand stores on fabric, wallpaper, homeware, gadget cases, clothing, bedding and much more.

sakura pattern

afternoon tea pattern

colourful ghosts pattern

pastel ghosts pattern

snowflakes pattern

snowflakes pattern

Art & Illustration, News

Happy New Year!


I’m now back at work and accepting new clients and projects for February onwards. Just get in touch for a quote or to discuss your project.

2016 is a big year for me and I have lots of plans including another trip to Japan. I also received a lot of new art supplies for Christmas so I’m looking forward to playing with them and seeing what new ideas they give me.


After the success of my free wallpaper project in 2015, I’m continuing it into 2016 with a new patterned theme and now including tablet options and a printable planner. I usually wait until the end of the month to collect all my new work here so if you’d like to download the wallpapers and planner on the 1st, join my mailing list, follow my Asking For Trouble blog or check my Free Wallpapers page.

Featured, Shopify & E-commerce

The Bellwether Website

I recently worked with The Bellwether to update their Shopify store with a fresh new look. The shop is now responsive for mobile shopping and includes some helpful new features for custom products, reviews and more. We also brightened the colour scheme, which is set off by some lovely product photography by Holly Booth.

the bellwether

the bellwether - product page


News Update


After my annual Summer break, I’m back working on some fun projects and also updated this site a little with a new responsive design and bigger images. My iPhone died and I replaced my laptop too so bear with me while I adjust to new things (and add a bunch of completed projects to the site).

I do have some availability for the rest of 2015 but remember that November and December are my busiest months so get booked in ASAP if you have a project in mind that you want online before Christmas. Just get in touch to discuss.