Meet the maker Liz May

Hello I am Liz, and I am a Graphic designer working and living in Cornwall. I qualified in 2008 from University College Falmouth, and since this I set up my own Graphic design business in 2009.

I have always had a passion for art, design and doodling, so love what I do. I find Cornwall inspires me to make and create, and recently I have found a calling for surface pattern design. This is when designgiftshop was born. Most of my designs are inspired through my love of the Cornish beaches. I started to find pottery whilst walking on the beach which had unique patterns on it, I wanted to somehow share the patterns, and from initially drawing by hand to creating in illustrator I have designed a set of designs.

As well as being on here, I also have another site called where you can also buy my products.

I wanted to create a range of products which would inspire people to want to keep and treasure, using my Graphic design skills and incorporating them into a range of products for a unique and colourful gift.