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|Kelly Marie Designs|
Kelly McRobie of Kelly Marie Designs graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a Mixed Media Textiles degree in 2009. To help continue the business support received through university, Kelly applied to join Design Factory as an associate member.
"Design Factory has made me much more aware of the contemporary market that my product fits within" said Kelly. "Being selected as an associate member and the direct input that I have received from the team has helped with my confidence and also given me the boost to continue working as a freelance designer/maker."
"Working for myself can be very difficult at times," she continues. "DF has offered lots of opportunities to exhibit at shows and professional fairs which I find are crucial to keep me focused on developing new products and creative ideas."
So far membership has generated an order for The City Gallery in Leicester’s new exhibition space in the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and exhibiting at SOCK earlier in the year with Design Factory has also created new orders for Kelly’s necklaces and corsages. The team have also helped to source new contacts to develop Kelly’s profile across the UK.
"A year on from university and I feel stronger as a designer/maker. DF is a great resource and being a member really helps me professionally when approaching shops and galleries, as I am affiliated to a recognised brand with a strong reputation."