Kirsty Anne Powell

Kirsty is the Founder and Director of Sketch, the London based creative consultancy established to give direction to creatives wishing to start their own business or pursue their career in design or media. Kirsty’s business background is within design. She founded her first business two years after graduation when she launched her own accessories label in Amsterdam. Throughout the ten years in which she ran her label she created exclusive collections and commissions for leading names within the UK design industry such as The Conran Shop, Selfridges, Heals and Liberty. She also sold her collections internationally, with over 800 stockists worldwide, her label exhibited twice a year at trade shows in London, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Through establishing her label, Kirsty has an in depth knowledge of what it takes to set up, develop and run a design business. Her experience has led her to become a leading expert in getting product to market. Kirsty has learnt first-hand what it takes work for yourself and to run your own business. She believes the experience and knowledge that industry professionals can offer, can play a vital part in educating those just starting out in their design career or wishing to set up a creative business. Kirsty established the Sketch Creative Consultancy to offer a wealth of experience from leading industry experts who are at the cutting edge of their career. Kirsty also lectures and develops Career & Business Initiatives at the leading design and media institutions Central Saint Martins and Ravensbourne.
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