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I am Fran - the owner, designer and maker of all things

'Designs By Fran'.

I decided to start my own small business when I was made redundant during maternity leave with my first son. I was working

for a packaging design company, after completing my degree in Graphic Communication (BA Hons), at Norwich University of Arts.

I used my redundancy pay to invest in a laser cutter. I had never used one before and it was a big gamble but I wanted to be a stay at home Mum and still remain in the industry I love. Two sons and a small business that I love down the line and I have never looked back.

I specialise in designing and making bespoke items using laser cutting and engraving. Most of my business comes from weddings and exhibiting stalls at events; but that doesn't mean to say that I don't love doing all of your lovely commissions and online orders. Every order I receive brings a smile to my face! Orders are processed by me alone; from start to finish. I aim for you to receive them within 1-2 weeks from the date the order is placed. If the wait time is likely to be longer I will contact you.

With the world and consumer's buying habits changing; I thought it was time to get online properly. The products available for you to buy through the site are just a taster of what I can offer. If you have something different in mind then head over to the 'COMMISSIONS'

section to find out more. 

Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to be a

stay at home Mum!



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