Artisanfive Textile Designs
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
My patterns are primarily for fashion designers looking for unique textile designs with which to work. I love working with young designers as the combination of my experience and their new and exciting ideas leads to dynamic collaborations. My designs tend to be quite graphic in style, with the softness of drawn or painted elements providing the perfect foil.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by nature, using found objects in my compositions. My paintings are produced from memory and are quite abstract and impressionistic, using colour and light to evoke peaceful and calm feelings. I’m drawn to both complex and simple patterns that make strong statements, either by colour or content.
What do you love about being a designer?
I love the freedom that comes with being a designer and artist. I also love working with other creative people. Everyday brings something new, and I’m often filled with wonder as one colour swims into another, or when a delightfully random pattern appears unexpectedly. I am able to explore all of my interests closely and will never stop learning.
What else would you like us to know about you?
Heading towards the latter part of my career, my passion for art and design has never been stronger. I’m known as a stickler for quality and someone who refuses to take short-cuts. For me, the success of my work is determined by its success in the marketplace. Working with focused, talented clients has led to the winning of quite a few design and advertising awards, for which I am eternally grateful.