Meet the Team 5 – Kathy
Pictured above are Kathy and Darren, the owners of American Retro Caravans, in action. Darren’s blog piece coming soon – today we meet Kathy:
“From a very young age I have always been obsessed with Art and Design and have never wanted to do anything else. Having gained a first class BA in Textiles at Manchester University, I began my career in the fashion industry, designing prints for high street stores. Following this I went on to work as a freelance designer for an agent in the UK, selling my work to Benetton, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
After having my three children I settled in Somerset, teaching art at a local private school and selling my botanical flower paintings.
I first became interested in Airstreams after seeing them in Cornwall whilst on holiday. After researching the Vintage Airstream I became fascinated in their history and style. This fascination quickly developed into a business idea. My life now is a mixture of juggling parenting, running the business and walking my dog and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
My favourite part of the business is meeting our clients and creating an interior personal to them. I spend much time sending clients mood boards, design ideas and samples of fabric etc and photographs of their project. Many of our clients collect the photos together to make an album of their project and make regular visits to the workshop.
My favourite colour is purple!”
Next up: Meet Darren