Introducing Our New Senior Designer, Katie Thorpe

Katie Thorpe joins Copper&Ash
At Copper & Ash, we’re thrilled to announce the latest addition to our senior team, Katie Thorpe. As our agency continues to grow, our focus isn’t just about scaling our operations; it’s rooted in enhancing the values instilled by our founders, Kayleigh and Matthew. The key to our work at Copper & Ash is maintaining a personal touch, ensuring every client feels valued, while delivering industry-leading design work. The fresh perspective Katie brings embodies all of this, making her the perfect fit for our team.

A Perfect Match for Our Vision

Katie’s arrival at Copper & Ash is a testament to our dedication to nurturing a team that resonates with the ethos of the agency. Her blend of a warm, engaging personality and impressive professional background position her as an ideal candidate to help us grow in the right direction as an agency.


As well as being the ‘right personality’ Katie brings an incredible level of experience and expertise, having designed award winning concepts for an array of global brands. Katie brings a fantastic blend of creativity and real world design know-how, and it’s this mix that has made Katie the perfect fit for Copper & Ash, as her knack for combining creativity with practical design solutions aligns seamlessly with our values. We’re excited to be able to enhance our client experience further by incorporating Katie’s unique perspective and innovative approach.

Boosting Our Creative Vision

Katie’s enthusiasm for joining Copper & Ash stems from a shared passion for working closely with independent, passionate clients. She’s driven by the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the user experience through thoughtful design, from functional layouts to the selection of materials and lighting. Katie’s diverse portfolio, spanning from small local cafes to grand-scale restaurants and offices, demonstrates her ability to keep each day fresh, exciting, and creatively fulfilling.

A Wealth of Experience

Katie’s career began at Nottingham Trent University, where she studied Interior Architecture. After a year-long placement at a top London design agency, she was lucky enough to spend nine years at a global design agency, where she contributed to extraordinary retail projects worldwide. These experiences have shaped Katie into the designer she is today, ready to bring her insights and innovations to Copper & Ash.

Beyond the Design Studio

Katie lives in Leicestershire with her husband, 2-year-old daughter, and their golden retriever, Cooper. She enjoys long walks in the countryside, baking (her lemon drizzle cake is a firm office favourite), and enjoying a glass of wine or two with friends.

Looking Ahead

We feel incredibly fortunate to welcome Katie to our team and are excited to see the incredible work she will produce for our clients over the coming months. Her appointment marks a significant milestone in our journey towards delivering unparalleled design solutions with a personal touch.