With over 30 years of experience, Jackie Fisken has been at the helm of Ampersand as Design Director since 1993. Jackie is an influential presence in interiors bringing huge creativity and imagination to every commission. A belief in the individuality of projects and design rooted in the personality and lifestyle of clients means that Ampersand has no house or signature style – although Jackie’s inspired eye for colour and eclecticism is much sought after.
Jackie is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design and a BIID Registered Interior Designer.
As Co-Director Callum Fisken manages a design studio where creativity is to the fore. Alongside his wealth of business experience, Callum is pivotal in driving the studio’s ethos and innovation. Together they have forged an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional team of designers skilled in all aspects of interior design and interior architecture.
Ampersand’s focus is a highly personal, comprehensive service that ensures a commission is as enjoyable as it is productive and results in distinctive properties that feel truly wonderful to spend time in.
Over the years Ampersand has created a network of talented professionals, trades and craftspeople covering every conceivable aspect of interior architecture and design. All teams evolve and we continue to discover and seek out a breadth of talent to ensure we are perfectly placed for every project.
Specialist interior architecture input ensures that the layout and flow of a property are considered as carefully as the finishes. Detailed CAD and technical plans sit alongside our creativity to re-imagine and liberate space, producing stunning residential and commercial environments.
Whether working on a stand-alone basis or alongside architects and contractors we ensure that the completed project is as inspired as our initial design.
Our talented designers approach every project as a very individual venture, to produce interiors that complement our clients’ personality and lifestyle. The relationships we develop allow us not only to design specifically for each client, but also to explore ideas beyond their initial comfort zone, with the end result being fresh, interesting and truly unique.
While we have access to an unrivalled selection of fabrics, furnishings, furniture, accessories and finishes, our role is far more than the supply of product. It is our exuberant design flair, attention to detail and outstanding workmanship that add value, quality and character to each and every project.
Our lovingly designed furniture is handmade to order by the very best craftsmen. From the drawing board through to final installation each project, whether the commission of a single piece, fitted wardrobes, bookcases or bespoke dressing room and study installations, is finished to the highest quality.
Starting with a blank page ensures that each piece is not only individual and beautiful but also specifically designed to accommodate even the most exacting of requirements.
“Working with Ampersand was a joy. We commissioned them to produce designs for a commercial project with an extremely tight deadline and never having commissioned a project of this scale before! After two meetings Ampersand created an exceptionally beautiful piece of architectural design that both met our brief and inspired us. The designs were innovative and completely understood the concept and the objectives of the project. They were refreshingly excited to work on the project and their passion really shone through in the final designs. We are already looking forward to working on our next project with Ampersand and cannot wait to see what other gems they have in store for us!”
“I just wanted to let you know quite how well the interior works with such a large crowd. It really does fulfil that long list of criteria I set out at the beginning – I remember you paled initially when I said I would like to accommodate 2 families of 5 if possible! Well, it really works, it is comfortable and, most importantly, it feels like ‘me’ rather than designed which is a tribute to your subtle skills. So thank you very much once again.”
“I have always been delighted with Jackie’s advice and the quality of her work so I knew I would be safe ordering new made-to-measure wardrobes for my bedroom from Ampersand. But the finished furniture is beyond my expectation. The wardrobes accommodate everything I want exactly how I want – but more importantly they are gorgeous.”
“I first came upon Ampersand many years ago and it was love at first sight. Jackie bowled me over with her infectious enthusiasm and inspiring design ideas. She has a knack of knowing exactly what I like and I was delighted with the results. We have now been through this process on several occasions, from New Town apartments to country cottages, and even though I now live in the south of England, I still look on Jackie as my decorator. I simply wouldn’t go anywhere else!”