Ella Doran is an award winning designer-entrepreneur who has been running her own East-London based business since graduating from college in the early 90s. Her main focus is on creating photography-based images and patterns and she pioneered their application on functional everyday products when digital printing technologies were first developed. Ella makes seasonal collections of ready-to-buy home accessories, stationery products and gifts and works to commission for commercial, charitable and private clients.
'Music has always been a great source of inspiration to me. The records themselves have provided the reference for one of my most successful designs - I took a digital image of record sleeves and then put these on to mugs, blinds and even wallpaper. I had a lot of interest in those pieces, but I was still astounded when Oprah Winfrey ordered more than 500 cups to be shipped to America for her birthday celebration.' Ella Doran