Lindsay Philip Butterfield was a free lance designer. He trained at the Lambeth School of Art in 1887 and later at the South Kensington National Art Training School. He worked for Alexander Morton Newman, Warner & Sons, Thomas Wardle, Smith & Neuman, Turnbull & Stockdale. Lindsay Philip Butterfield was a founder member of the Society of designers. His work was influenced by the style of William Morris.
He taught design and published "Floral forms in historic design
" in 1922.