With two little boys and a husband in tow, Amy moved back to New Zealand in 2014 from the UK where she had been living and working for the last 12 years for a number of iconic British high street and high-end fashion brands ranging from ASOS to Zandra Rhodes.
Amy Jean Creative was launched in Feb 2015 and offers contract, commission and collaboration services specialising in combining fashion, illustration, painting & print design with Adobe tricks to create feminine, strong and vibrant designs for Fashion Apparel and Accessories.
With the online and Skype world we operate in today, Amy has successfully completed remote design contracts for customers in the USA, China, Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom as well as here in New Zealand.
Amy's lifelong obsession for illustration and design started at an early age when Amy loved to enter 'colouring in' competitions. She once thought it a great idea to give her father her illustrations for him to sell at work for other children to colour in.
After graduating from Fashion School, she designed and sold her own leather accessories throughout NZ and Australia and with a head and heart full of dreams and aspirations Amy set sail for the fashion capital, that is London, where she had a successful career in Fashion.
The move back to NZ allows Amy to enjoy the special early years with the little ones, whilst providing the time to develop new ideas and build on her vast experience in fashion design, illustration, colour and pattern. Amy has created her own web store within Society6 which sells a variety of lifestyle products printed with her illustrations, prints and customised AJC Heart Faces.
Amy has spent some time this year volunteering, as a member of The HeartSpeak Collective, to proudly support Bridge The Gap Project which is a charitable trust that helps youth help themselves. While working on creative projects to help raise awareness and funds for this trust Amy developed her own original, fun and quirky AJC Heart Face concept which she now sells on a commission basis and through her society6 webstore.
Amy is inspired by antiques, second hand stores, ethical fashion and loves looking at endless amounts of vintage textiles, glassware and dinner sets.
If you would like to discuss a new opportunity with Amy or just say hello please contact her here.