about the author

Hannah Nunn runs a successful practice as a designer and maker of paper cut lighting. She sells her work widely in the UK and across the world through many craft galleries and interior shops. Her lighting has appeared in many national publications such as BBC Homes & Antiques, The Times and The Guardian Gift Guide and has been featured on many blogs such as Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy. This coverage, along with her website and Etsy shop has helped her build a customer base across the globe.


Her own practice as a lighting designer sparked a passion for handmade lighting and in 2005 Hannah opened her shop Radiance in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire to showcase some of the exceptional makers who use light to bring their craft to life. She has her design studio at the back of the premises and enjoys the balance between sourcing and making beautiful work for the shop. Hannah has always loved to tell the stories behind the designs and writing Illuminate has given her the opportunity to do just that as well as further championing the work of many designers working in the field.


Hannah lives in Hebden Bridge with her partner, two children and three cats. You can find out more about her on her artists blog or sign up  for her mailing list here.