Work With Me

Hello! I’m Victoria Oatway

As well as being the designer and illustrator behind Bobbie Print I also work as a freelance printed textile designer.

I’ve been working in the interior textile industry for almost 20 years and have gained in-house experience as a designer in several studios including Ashley Wilde Group and Natasha Marshall Ltd creating fabrics, wallpapers and other interior textile products for a variety of UK and European clients. This background provided me with the opportunity to hone my technical knowledge and gain production experience working alongside textile mills and manufacturers.

I am a versatile and creative textile designer. For the past 6 years I have worked as a freelance designer contributing original home furnishing designs to an internationally renowned textile portfolio.

Focused mainly on print and weave but with an adaptable style, I am a detail orientated designer with an excellent eye for colour. My work is characterised by an ability to combine hand painted/drawn techniques effectively with CAD software including AVA and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

I am skilled not only in the creation of original, seamless repeat designs and concepts but also in separations and colouring, I am also accustomed to working with archive artwork and designs and have a varied and flexible design hand.

I love to create bold, graphic patterns but also enjoy hand painting. I can help you to create repeat patterns or prints for your brand which can be applied to packaging, wall art, textiles, wallpaper or any other physical product. Alternatively I can help with separations and colour direction for existing designs. I also work with individuals to create personalised greeting cards and prints. 

From the smallest of personal projects to a large commercial commission i’m happy to discuss your brief and help you find the most creative, imaginative and technically sound solution. 

For any licensing or wholesale enquiries relating to Bobbie Print or to discuss freelance illustration and textile design commissions please contact me using the form on our contact page or email me directly at

Take a look at some of the projects and collections I have been involved in over on the blog or scroll through the slideshow below to see examples of my textile design work (both in-house and freelance).

Much of my textile work is subject to copyright so to see a more diverse portfolio please do get in touch.)