Hello! Welcome! 

Welcome to Gather & Curate, a flat lay workshop designed for creative professionals wanting to strengthen their brand!


Join Us

Join us on an adventure of hands on learning, with access to a wealth of experience and support

this course can teach you to create organic and authentic flat lay content to strengthen your brand integrity.

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This course stemmed from a discussion between Carolyn and Ellen about how there is a stigma within our industry that a flat lay is always to do with stationery.

 In fact, we invite you to clear your mind of that very thought and come from any background, ready to learn about how we can make a flat lay work for

anything you want to gather & curate.

About Us

Carolyn graduated from York St John’s in 2007 with a degree in surface pattern and specialising in textiles – hence her love of textures and harmony of patterns.

Straight after qualifying, Carolyn moved into a design role for multiple high-street chains and quickly progressed through the ranks to Design Manager. She enjoyed 13 years in the industry before deciding to move into Graphic Design and Events to gain a more creative control over her work. Both jobs were done simultaneously until Carolyn made the leap into full time wedding and event stationery and products and is about to celebrate her tenth anniversary of Gray Starling Designs.

Ellen is a wedding and event planner who has worked in the industry for nine years and also accumulated 11 years of management experience

 both in projects and people, before making planning her full time role back in 2016. This course developed from teachings that Carolyn shared with her,

 that she felt others would want to learn too. Ellen, being into organising, will be taking on the admin whilst your learning is in the safe hands of Carolyn.