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ABSPD graduate Katy Hackney wins The Ideal Home Wallpaper Competition 2014!

march 25, 2014


We are thrilled to announce that alumni Katy Hackney from ‘Hackney & Co Designs‘ WON the Ideal Home Show wallpaper of the year competition! A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to Katy, we just love her design!

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We are constantly blown away by the success stories coming through from The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design alumni. Not only did we have a winner we also had two more of our talented alumni in the final. Three, yes three of the finalist are all from our ABSPD community! We would also like to congratulate Martha Copinger Binns (who was also a finalist last year!) & Vickie Price from Ameo Designs  for making the top five! This is the second year running one of our graduates has won, following Wendy Kendall‘s success in 2013.

Here is Katy’s winning design.

Noveau Neon

“Noveau Neon” by Katy Hackney

Katy wins

  • Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year 2014 title & trophy
  • Wallpaper to be sold on
  • 5 rolls supplied of the winning design
  • Approximately 20% of the net value of sales through the website will be paid to the designer



“Majestic Macaw” aka ‘Who’s a pretty boy then’ by  Martha Copinger Binns


“Frame Deer” from Ameo Designs

Congratulations and well done to all who entered.


Still time to join us!

Would you like to see your designs on wallpaper and other products, there is still time to join us on one of our pattern packed classes – module 1, module 3 and module 4 are currently in session and registration is still open for a few more days!


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