confessions of a design geek was established in 2010 by design journalist Katie Treggiden, to discover, champion and inspire new designers.

Within just five weeks of launch, it was nominated for mydeco’s Best Interior Design Blog in Great Britain award, which it went on to win. It has since won accolades and awards from Cision, The Sunday Times, Elle Deco Italia and Dwell US.

“I check confessions of a design geek every lunchtime for inspiration and new talent.” Paul Tanner, Senior Buyer, Marks & Spencer

“…beautifully designed, consistent, thoughtful and a very distinct point of view.” Brad Ford, Brad Ford ID

“confessions of a design geek turns designers into real people. It allows designers to speak in the same words as the people who use what they’ve made. There is something very democratic about that.” William Shaw, London Design Festival

The Team

Founding Editor – Katie Treggiden

Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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Commercial Director – Rebecca Harkness

With over 15 years international experience in the business side of the design industry, Rebecca’s expertise in sales and brand activation has seen her work with and for some of the world’s biggest brands and designers. Rebecca’s understanding of the commercial side of the design industry is instrumental in helping both large and small brands to grow in a competitive market. Alongside working with confessions of a design geek and our sister publication Fiera Magazine, Rebecca also runs sales agency Design Relations, specialising in lifestyle and design brands.

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Contributing Writer – Kate Brewer

Interior designer Kate Brewer, established Look Like Love in 2011 as a platform for new designers. She writes a weekly column for confessions of a design geek showcasing the new talent she discovers. She has worked in the industry for 11 years as a retail interior and furniture designer for brands including Mulberry, All Saints and Selfridges. Over the past four years, Look Like Love has established an e-commerce site, and showcased new talent as part of London Design Festival in 2013 and 2014, and opened a week-long pop shop as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in 2015.




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William Scothern is a London based freelance filmmaker and editor. He has a 1st Class Honours degree from London Metropolitan University in Creative Writing and Film Studies, as well as an MA in Film from the Newport Film School in Wales. For the past few years he’s been working for companies such as the Telegraph Media Group, ShootMedia, and Life Sized Media on a variety of work such as short documentaries, corporate promos, and brand films. Made in London is a series of short films documenting the artisans and craftspeople of the capital.




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