Nicky graduated with a Footwear & Technology HND at De Montfort University in Leicester in 2006. She then studied at Northampton University and graduated with a Fashion & Accessories Degree (footwear pathway) in 2008. She has a passion for design and footwear and met with company directors at head offices of Fiorelli, Mulberry and Church's Footwear. Her shoe designs have inspired others and seen on sale in Debenhams and Karen Millen.
During her time at Uni she presented her ideas to the companies shown below. They all sponsored her third year studies after seeing shoe design portfolios and future ideas which she pitched to them. Her final 3rd year collection at Northampton Uni combined hand drawn designs, computer illustrations, market research, shoe and bag making patterns, technical worksheets, hand cut and sewn leather with metal fastenings to make shoes, boots, shoulder bags, clutch and large leather handbags. She was the only University student to have ever secured three sponsorships. Since graduation in 2008 she has worked in the shoe industry as a full-time shoe designer and in 2010 began customising shoes for people.
Nicky is based in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, UK and accepts shoes from around the globe for customisation.