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Journalist & Author

Katie Treggiden is a purpose-driven writer championing a circular approach to design – because Planet Earth needs better stories. With 20 years’ experience in the creative industries, she regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Viewpoint Magazine, Crafts Magazine and Design Milk.

She is currently exploring the question ‘can craft save the world?’ through an emerging body of work that includes her fifth book, Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure (Ludion, 2020). She has launched, edited and published an award-winning design blog (confessions of a design geek) and an independent print magazine (Fiera). She recently gained a distinction for her Master’s Degree in the History of Design from the University of Oxford.

Work with Katie and tap into a decade of immersion in craft, design and sustainability. She travels to the world’s design fairs, questions everything and is relentless in her pursuit of understanding. Combine your brief with all that insight and something magic happens. You can rely on Katie to deliver with creativity, clarity and captivation – as Caroline Davidson puts it, “Writing as functional and elegant as an Ercol chair”.

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Fiera Magazine

Fiera was an independent magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs published across four issues 2014 – 2016.

Exploring themes, trends and movements through the lenses of editorial writing, creative writing, illustration and photography, Fiera shed new light on the ideas shaping the future of the industry and the wider world. It was Shortlisted for Best Launch in the inaugural Stack Awards and Nominated for Best New Magazine in the Magpile Magazine Awards 2014.

Steve Watson

“A really great new design title. I love the playfulness of the approach, which begins with a kaleidoscopic overview of the design objects themselves and then spins off into a deeper, more artful appraisal of them, encouraging the reader to flip back and forth as they move through the magazine.”

Stack Magazines
Dan Howarth

“Bravo!”

Dezeen
Look Like Love

“Katie’s new approach to putting all her discoveries from across the globe in one place, is a great way to celebrate new design talent that may have otherwise been overlooked.”

Robert Newman

“This rich issue is a giant step forward from their first, packed with imagery and information and smartly designed and well-paced. This is a textbook example of how to launch and build an engaging, reader-friendly and visually-striking magazine.”

Newmanology
Ted Jefferis

“Fiera Magazine is EXACTLY what designer makers need!”

furniture designer
Becky Morris-Knight

“Issue 02 of Fiera is every bit as good as – and maybe even better than – Issue 01! It’s important to look ahead to the future of design and Fiera does a great job of opening that world up to us.”

Pretty Dandy
Rachael Steven

“Fiera provides a carefully curated guide to some of the year’s best designs, as well as their makers and making, and is the perfect mix of visual inspiration, analysis and reflection.”

Creative Review
Camron PR

“Whether you’re a journalist, a designer, a buyer, student, or you just have a passion for good design, we cannot recommend Fiera highly enough.”

Confessions of a Design Geek

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.
Paul Tanner

“I check confessions of a design geek every lunchtime for inspiration and new talent.”

Marks & Spencer
Brad Ford

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

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William Shaw

“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.”

London Design Festival