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The people behind Craft Design House


Gillian Scott | Founder & CEO

Edinburgh-based entrepreneur and Craft Design House founder Gillian has 20 years’ experience in tourism and international marketing under her beautifully hand-tooled belt.

Her business track record includes establishing Ticket Technology in 2010, which won the Tourism Innovation Award where she developed a ticketing ecommerce platform for attractions.

Gillian’s a passionate design fan but her experience in tourism revealed that her natural talent lies in pioneering ways to bring people together. Craft Design House has grown out of her desire to share the world of great craft and design with a wider audience.


Catherine Lindsay | CFO

Cat has 20 years’ experience in Consulting and Finance, in industry and most recently with Wood Mackenzie as SVP Consulting Operations. Her focus in Consulting was on growth strategies for a variety of international clients, then moving onto internal strategy.

Cat is delighted to join the Craft Design House team as she is passionate about seeing the impact of bringing commercial drive to the creative world of design and makers.


Dawn Charman | Designer Maker Services, Digital Marketing Manager & Journal Contributor 

Dawn has graduated with a MSc in History of Art Theory and Display and an MA in History and Russian. With a wonderful array of interests from dancing to making frames, to knitting to baking exquisite cakes, Dawn is responsible for content writitng and working with our Designer Maker partners to make their journey with Craft Design House as smooth as possible. Dawn attends craft and design events and is also responsible for our Journal, interviewing designer makers and identifying exciting new opportunities.


Pete Jones | Photographer, Videographer & Editor

Pete works as a freelance director of photography and camera operator on a wide variety of film projects, from prime time reality TV to independent documentaries. Recent clients include stunt driver Paul Swift, comedian Joel Dommett and SO Television. Pete’s commercial work won awards at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013/14. 


Eilidh Mitchell | Documentary Maker, Videographer & Photographer

Eilidh graduated in Photography & Film specialising in production for short fiction films and documentaries. She works as a freelance producer and production assistant for industry leaders including Tiger Aspect, BBC Three and Film Edinburgh, as well as international documentary projects as far afield as Beijing. She brought her skills to a recent Edinburgh-based feature film release date 2016.


Eileen MacCallum | Content Writer & Craft Design House Journal Contributor 

Eileen is a freelance copywriter with a background in marketing and the arts, which means Craft Design House brings together two of her favourite things. She produces online and offline content for clients from global corporates to SMEs and sole entrepreneurs in the UK and beyond.