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A bit about me

The Beginning

I studied Fine Art at Middlesex University, once Hornsey School of Art graduating in 1994.

I joke with my parents and friends that I “didn’t do anything with my degree.” But going to Art School taught me to see the bigger picture, research thoroughly and think critically. Immersing myself in a artistic landscape helped me develop visual literacy: the ability to understand or derive the meaning of images.

At first, I fell in love with design as a hobby freelancing for a year. Then got my first job at a design agency in London… the rest as they say is history.

The Middle

My career spans over 20 years in the design industry, starting with my formative years in London working for design agencies with big brand clients. This is where I learnt the industry inside out, from concept through to production.

I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of design projects, disciplines and market sectors over the course of my career, with my core areas of expertise being Graphic Design & Branding, User Interface & Web Design.

I’ve worked with and learned from some great mentors and peers, which has given me an ability to be both inventive yet deliver a common sense approach, question everything and always put the ‘user’ first.

For more details feel free to get in touch.

The Details

If you have a project you’d like to discuss or for freelance/contract/permanent availability lets talk…



We have worked with Charlie for a number of years now, she has helped with all of our design needs from website to improving our building frontage and her work is always of the highest quality. What makes Charlie stand out from other designers is not only the quality of her work but the customer experience, we have always felt fully involved in the design process and she seems to come up with the perfect result every time, we would certainly recommend Charlie for all your design needs.

Jeremy Procter | Clinical Director | The Wellness Hub

Charlie Piggins is a creative tour de force. Over the years I have given her unbelievably vague specs and descriptions of what I think I might want and I trust her completely to always come back with brilliant and contrasting design ideas to help shape our vision of brand and design.

Simon Heyes | Founding Director | Senderos

Charlie really supported me with not only the design and creation of a beautiful website but she helped me reconnect to my brand and what I want to put out there. Her expertise is second to none and with me being a complete newbie she was able to transform my ideas into something tangible and unique to me. She is able to tailor so brilliantly to explain all parts of the process and time scales that I felt i was in safe hands throughout. I am constantly being complimented on my wonderful branding, website and marketing materials which has helped my small business take off and get the engagement I needed as a start up. I cannot thank Charlie enough and will be continuing to use her services along my journey to building my Yoga empire! 

Carly Williams | Zen Flow Yoga

Okayso work with Charlie for a wide variety of subcontracted identity, print and digital design work. We work with Charlie because of her attention to detail and dedication to getting the best results possible for the client. She’s also really easy to work with and we can recommend her without reservation.

Simon Meek | Okayso