Camilla Fellas Arnold was born in Norfolk, UK where she still lives with her husband and two shetland sheepdogs. She grew up by the coast and as an only child, she spent her days with her vivid imagination conjuring up both her own fantastical new worlds and wandering the worlds created by the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Garth Nix, C.S.Lewis, Edith Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson. Her mum called her the ‘book monster’ due to the rate she devoured books. When Camilla wasn’t reading, she was writing stories and poetry, drawing, painting, designing clothes, taking photos, designing websites and making graphic art in Jasc Paint Shop Pro.
Her wandering nature and love of creativity led her to study graphic design and photography at college before attending the same university that her grandad trained in signwriting where she studied BA (Hons) Design for Publishing and MA Communication Design where she passed the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Student Assessment and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards.
Following university, Camilla embarked on a freelance graphic design career that encompassed everything from specialist art book design, packaging design, primary school websites, children’s toy products and surface pattern design.
After several years acquiring a vast amount of skills, she stopped freelance design work in order to build up a career as a wedding photographer. However, mental health issues arising from the stress of the job lead her to wind down her blossoming photography business to return to freelance design work.
A chance encounter brought Camilla and full circle when she was able to marry up her skills and knowledge to start her own publishing company, Tecassia and she began to embrace her authentic self and consolidated all of her passions and expertise to realise her own true potential.
Having undertaken the ILM Level 7 Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors and as a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK, Camilla now works to support other creatives and visionaries to ignite their spark and unlock their creative power and potential. Working with disruptors and changemakers for the powerful good, she facilities their creative growth, providing support and a platform for them to formulate a plan of action to enact their vision for change. A proud advocate and facilitator for rebel brands, Camilla uses all of her previously gained skills including author services, book publishing, graphic design, illustration and social media management alongside her natural flair for coaching to offer a holistic grassroots journey for anyone who dreams of making a change in the world or a vision to create something better.
Camilla is an RSA Fellow and member of the ISTD and holds herself to a standard of excellence and clarity of communication in all areas. She is a keen advocate for supporting improvements in the creative industries and is launching the Creative Power podcast in late 2021.
The Creative Power Podcast is designed to help you claim the full spectrum of your creative potential. Join me in discussion about how we change the face of both the creative industries and how we interact with creativity itself so it nourishes our souls and helps us express ourselves with alignment, flow and authenticity.