Owner/Designer at kateMCKENNA
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
I design textiles for kateMCKENNA small edition silk apparel collections. I also design custom textile for interior designers and architects. My work has been described as sensuous, painterly, graphically powerful, and soulful.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by patterns in nature and by urban landscapes; by color and light and form; by theatre, music and dance; by the 8 years I lived in Mexico; by visiting museums, galleries and artist studios; by great design in whatever form; and, perhaps especially, by the creative process itself.
What do you love about being a designer?
I love the ways that being a designer inspires and requires me to keep learning. I love how my photographic explorations and digital printing led me to textile design and how textile design now informs my photographic proclivities. I love the ways that engaging moment to moment with the process leads me down unexpected avenues and opens new worlds. I love the magic of recreating photographic images as sensual moving pieces of wearable art.
What else would you like us to know about you?
I love to collaborate with other creatives. I am open to opportunities to work with fashion designers, interior designers and architects.