Welcome to a Spotlight On Mia Felce. Mia Felce is a small business selling colourful, abstract art for your home and all designed by Mia herself! I recently asked Mia a few questions about her business – one, because I’m nosey and two, because I love getting to know the background of a small business and I wanted to share it with you too!
(Picture credits: @miafelce)
Why did you want to start this business?
I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Textiles for Fashion and was lucky to get a job designing shoes after graduation. Even though it’s a creative job, I love painting and designing prints for products was something I loved doing through university, so a few years later I decided to design some art prints and phone cases. I’ve put my prints onto a variety of products over the years but I’m really happy with my current range and know that homeware is the direction for me.
How did you decide on the name for the business?
I’m lucky to have quite a unique name so I decided to go with that!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from various places but mostly from nature and I always take lots of photos when I go on holiday. My most recent prints were inspired by a conservatory I visited in Chicago last year and one particular photo of a lovely carousel I discovered in a park whilst there.
What difficulties have you had?
I still have a full time job so I struggle with not being able to spend as much time on my business as I’d like to. Things like launching new products and collections are quite a slow process as there’s so much involved, but my sister helps me out a lot. One day, I’d love to go full time, but at the moment I’m happy with how it’s going.
What do you enjoy most?
Designing is my favourite part, but I also love sharing my designs on Instagram and chatting to lovely people about interiors.
What advice would you give?
If you’d like to start your own business, I would say do a lot of research, but the best way is to just start and you’ll pick things up as you go. I would say you need a lot of patience as it’s a big learning curve.
What exciting plans do you have for 2020?
I have just launched a new collection of prints as well as a small range of greetings cards. I have further plans for some small gift items towards the end of the year too.
It has been great to learn more about the business Mia Felce and Mia herself. I always love to know where the inspiration comes from and I’m sure you will agree that Mia creates fantastic colourful designs. I know I love seeing them around our home.
Please head over to @miafelce and follow her and social media as more prints and homeware are released soon.