About Cervidae Designs

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Nick Blackmore

Owner

I have always had a love of, and fascination for the countryside. After school I went on to study Countryside Management at the Northern School of Game and Wildlife. Deer management and forestry quickly became my favourite subjects and piqued my interest in the majestic and hardy deer and its habitat. On my 3 month work placement I worked on a stalking estate in the Lammermuirs, where I worked with Sika deer and their management in woodland which covered both interests. 

After graduating, I went on to study Product Design at the Cleveland College of Art and Design, where I learnt about designing and building products to specific dimensions and different methods of working with wood and other media. 

I've always wanted to be self-employed, to experience all the challenges, and feel the satisfaction of building a successful business by myself. So I decided to find a way of combining my knowledge of Countryside Management and Product Design into a single business making home decor which incorporates antler, horn and wood. As a result - Cervidae Designs was born.

Meet our suppliers

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Duffield Timber

Duffield Timber is a local family run business based just outside Ripon in North Yorkshire, where we source the majority of our ethically sourced wood. 

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Deer Stalking Estates

At Cervidae Designs we are always trying to make new contacts with deer stalking estates where we can source antlers, so we will know the deer will have been harvested humanely and antlers obtained using the correct methods.

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Rerrick Stick Making Supplies

Rerrick Stick Making Supplies is a small business located in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. We source most of our walking stick supplies here.

'Absolutely love my Geometric Stag Head, looks brilliant mounted on the wall in the boot room!' 

ALB

'Very happy with my walking stick! Nick was very helpful with suggestions and choosing the correct height.' 

J H

Testimonials

Really happy with my matching pair of coat racks! They look perfect in the lunch huts.

M C

'Absolutely adore my Kudu horn lamps! Huge fan of Nicks work, I'm always updating myself with whats new!'

CW C

'Really love my bespoke sign, looks brilliant hung above the door in my art studio!'

L Jarvis

'Love Nicks work, always really informative and happy to answer any queries.'

J Muir