Carol Van Zandt
Designer at Carol Van Zandt LLC
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
I design for any product for the commercial market be it fabric, paper, gift, home, accessories, or consumer products. My style is "flirty fusion at its finest", or so they say! Colors that melt and future forward design.
What inspires you?
I am truly inspired by looking at things in new ways, by finding a unique twist, even from an old theme or source. I also like what bubbles up in pure imagination and just about anything I run across in a day feeds into that. I am inspired by ordinary life looked at in extraordinary ways! I also have a huge design library and follow some great design blogs.
What do you love about being a designer?
Well, I like being able to create and edit creations on a daily basis. (I like editing just as much as creating). And I like sharing it and seeing it go on useful items out in the world. The designer community is also a great group of people with an infinite amount of talent and perspectives on creativity and imagery.
Where can you be found/what are you doing on your days off?
Days off? Where can those be found? I love to putter in my studio and I have taken up modern improvisational quilting-for pleasure, not business. Most of all, I love to spend time with my husband, friends and family, and entertaining! I love designing spaces that are inviting for a houseful of people, with lots of flowers and a beautiful table.