Hello again, and welcome to day 3 of my ABSPD FEATURED DESIGNER SHOWCASE.
We are a group of aspiring (and some successful) Surface Pattern Designers, all previously enrolled onto the same amazing course, created by Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls. Please click HERE for more details on the course.
What attracted me to the course is that it's not just about how to make nice designs, but it's also really focused on how to then get them out into the world and start making a living from them. It's helped me to make a big leap forwards both in terms of the technicalities of how to design, how to use Illustrator etc but also spurred me on to start putting the pieces of a business together, and start making products myself.
I draw my motifs by hand, then manipulate in Illustrator. My motifs are a mixture of abstract shapes and quirky everyday objects, with a few bold florals for good measure. I have a strong mid-century influence, particularly in my colour palettes
I'd like to have my own line of products, initially I think homeware and accessories - I'll be making some cushions, teatowels and bags over the next few months. But I'm open to exploring everything right now - as I'm just starting out I want to try out lots of options and see where my work fits best.
Here is how you can contact Anna: