Dora Hetherington Aldridge graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2011 with a Masters degree in Design. Upon graduating, she spent several years in industry; during which time she worked for award-winning companies as a designer, brand development manager and project coordinator. Dora showed herself to be a determined, yet warm-hearted individual who proved an asset to whatever team she was a part of.
While she was very happy with the career path she was forging, the pull of adventure was too great and in 2016 Dora took a two-year sabbatical to travel the world. Her travels have taken her to all seven continents where she soaked up the natural environments and culture of the people. Travel proved to be an inspirational and educational experience that fuelled her artistic creativity and professional ambitions.
In 2018 Dora and her husband founded MADE, a small design consultancy based within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Here, Dora’s primary focus would be internal IP generation and product development. In short, Dora wanted to create a product that could meet her own high standards.
A key focus of the products developed at MADE would be a quality crafted product that people would want to treasure throughout its life cycle, where customer service was paramount, and the sustainability and environmental impact of the product was considered at all stages.
Dora is currently in the process of developing this brand and the product that it will sell. Watch this space and wish her luck!
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