The Founders


Jan Bigg-Wither

Jan has a wealth of experience throughout a comprehensive spectrum of the industry; including creative pattern cutting for designers and high street, collections development for designers, and teaching undergraduates, MA students and those wishing to improve their knowledge and technical experience.

Since 2004 she has been an associate lecturer in creative pattern cutting at Central St Martins. Jan is also a visiting lecturer at Westminster and Ravensbourne and has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion and Liverpool John Moores University.


David Bigg-Wither

David has experience in numerous areas of the business, including design, production, sales, marketing and retail, and he has worked with companies in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Before joining Design-Surgery, David spent 16 years as a director of the award-winning company Jeffery-West Retail Limited.