At Hazel Loves Design we are so lucky to work with so many fabulous designers on a daily basis! Imogen Wilson jewellery designer whiz-kid and the face behind Ex-Libris is the newest designer to join our stable of creative faces over on The Emporium.
Imogen lives in her hometown of Wellington where for the last ten years she has had the pleasure of working in several local, independent book stores. Since 2009 she has been running her own handmade origami jewellery business, Imogen Wilson Jewellery as a hobby on the side of her nine to five job.
In 2013 Imogen was lucky enough to turn her hobby into a full time job (jealous!) and Ex-Libris was born. A perfect combination of her love of jewellery and her love of literature and a fantastic gift for lovers of both.
Imogen admits that being self employed is a daily struggle, it's a lot of hard work and long hours, but she's never been busier, poorer, or happier with her life. She's giving it a shot and "It's a great feeling betting on myself! A mentor of mine said it best and I couldn't agree more: 'I believe in handmade. I believe in the power and the goodness of the micro-economy. I buy handmade wherever I can. I believe that the more of us who succeed, the better our world and our lives will be'."
Kudos to Imogen - her work is testament to the hard work and dedication it takes to run a thriving indie design business.