Are you an emerging designer looking for guidance from leading brands in the design industry? 

We have on hand the brilliant, Claire VallisCreative Director of Brands, Sanderson Design Group, to provide career changing advice. Discover what advice this professional would give themselves when they were beginning their career, how they remain positive and where they source their inspiration. 

Looking back to the start of your career, what advice would you love to give yourself? 

The advice I would give myself is to work harder at getting the work/life balance equation right, not that that I would have listened too busy immersed in our latest collection development! 

What does resilience mean to you?  

Resilience to me means -to embrace change. Creativity in Brands can only survive if it continually evolves. I think now more than ever it’s important to be brave and push the boundaries as designers, we need to respond to the needs of the world ensuring sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. 

Who or what inspires you?  

My inspiration comes few things: our wonderful Archive here at Sanderson Design Group is a constant source of inspiration – you find something new every time you look into design vaults! And my wonderful team of designers who work so hard to bring the Beautiful into everything we do!