Off-Grid is an invitation to take community off the Instagram grid once in a while. We are a group of designers who believe in the power of collaboration over competition. A celebration that connections can be made, experiences can be shared and ideas can grow when we come together and support each other.
Who are we?
Five creative small-businesses located on the West Sussex coast – read on for some more details about what we do.
You are welcome to join us and find out more about setting up independent businesses at our informal evening event on Friday 25th May 19.00 – 21.00 at the Gallery.
Elsie Dodds by Catherine Rozdoba-Hallows
Illustrator and surface pattern designer Catherine Rozdoba-Hallows created Elsie
Dodds with the aim to produce designs to encourage curious natures and stimulate
imaginations. The designs are inspired by a way to learn through association and there
is fun to be had finding all that is hidden in the patterns.
Edible Spaces by Jade Goto and Jessica Haggerty
Award-winning landscape architect and designer Jade Goto has teamed up with chef
and food author Jessica Haggerty to create an exciting new concept in edible gardens.
A bespoke planting solution tailored to your needs and managed around the gardening
calendar, the focus is on reinventing the traditional kitchen garden. Contemporary
spaces, from restaurant courtyards and urban rooftops to small-scale pavement
planters, will produce hassle-free, fresh, seasonal ingredients and daily inspiration.
For the restaurant industry Edible Spaces works as a living storyboard educating and
engaging customers with your unique culinary ethos and style.
jadegoto.com @jadegoto brighton-bakes.co.uk @brightonbakes
SevenSeventeen by Naomi Reilly and Sarah Slade
Friends and magazine journalists, Naomi and Sarah aim to create a bit of calm amidst
the chaos with their collection of plant-based ‘mood-boosting candles for the burnt
As mothers to five children between them, – their name, SevenSeventeen comes from
the time they like to get their kids snuggled up in bed – they’ve always relished
lighting a relaxing candle at the end of a long day and were inspired to launch their
own affordable luxury range in November 2016. Hand poured in England,
sumptuously scented and with superior burn times, £1 from the sale of every candle is
donated to mental health charities
Practical Magic by Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor is a creativity and empowerment coach helping people to connect to their
fullest self. She describes her work as Practical Magic, a blended melting pot of
goodness that means that magic flows from real, tangible action.
Practical Magic invites you to step out of the grey and into full, wild technicolour
shine, so that you can lead a calmer, more creative life, empowered and full of
vibrancy. Kate has worked with artist Mat Denney to create the Practical Magic Activation Deck, and with it colourful, vibrant designs and prints to bring magic to your walls, and your life.
Gayle Mansfield Designs
Gayle Mansfield Designs is a design studio run by (you guessed it) Gayle Mansfield.
Self-taught, she set up business in 2016 following a career in the public sector and
designs wall art and greetings cards, with simplicity and humour at the heart of her
The art prints, which appear in stylish homes all over Instagram, are produced in-house
on her professional giclee printer. This creates prints with incredibly fine detail
and flat colour, using fade resistant inks and premium paper.