About us

DV Design Studios

Welcome to the online home of DV Design Studios, owned by Ali & Lou, who reside and work on the charming canals of the UK. We take pride in delivering unique and artistic products that leave a lasting impression. Our services range from laser cutting to vector design, paintings, and handmade crafts. We invite you to explore our website and discover our portfolio and design expertise.

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Living and Working on the Canals

Ali - Designer

Ali is a Mechanical engineer. She Loves to design stuff using CAD and loves making stuff with 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC. For 20 years she has lived and worked aboard Da Vinci - a narrowboat that she fitted out herself.

Lou - Artist

Lou is an artist who trained at Nottingham Trent Uni. She set up HM Canvases Ltd, supplying bespoke blank canvases to other artists. She loves to draw and paint. She has lived with Ali on Da Vinci for 20 years.

Mr Squash 

Squash is 12 years old and has lived his whole life on a narrowboat. He is a Staffy - Ridgeback cross rescued as a pup. He loves to play ball, eat treats and destroy soft toys


Harvey is 10 years old and has lived most of his life on a narrowboat. He was badly treated and rescued at 2 years old. He loves fusses and treats. Enjoys playing Viking and going on food raids on other people's boats!