First of all, I’m in love with your designs. I love the color combinations, the botanical aspects, the cacti,… Very inspiring!
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I love visiting botanical gardens and anywhere outdoors! If I am ever visiting a new city I always research to see if there are any gardens I can explore.
How does a typical working day look like for you?
I am very organized and at the same time I am not! I work part-time as a sales assistant for Dr Martens and sometimes when I have a day off to work for myself it takes me a while to get going. I work from home and end up cleaning or looking through blog after blog rather than working. I am obsessed with lists and have a list for things I want to do every week and every day. I always give myself too much to do so I normally stay stuck to the screen until bed time!
Have you ever thought of creating your own clothing line?
I would love to create my own clothing line but I have no idea where to start. I currently have my prints selling on clothing through Print All Over Me. I have also collaborated with a few womenswear brands such as THE WHITEPEPPER and Kuccia. I love seeing my prints on clothing so fingers crossed I will have my own clothing line one day.
How did you know that print design was your thing?
When I was at college, we did a print making project and I fell in love with screen printing. From a very young age I always wanted a career in fashion so I looked into a way of combining the two. I went on to do a degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds College of Art where my passion for print design grew.
What else do you enjoy doing in terms of creative hobbies/passions?
I just finished a silver-smithing course where I made all my own jewelry and I’m currently doing a pottery and ceramics course.
What is your personal style like? Do you wear lots of prints yourself?
People are always a little confused by my style as it is very different to my work. I wear a lot of black and dark colours. I only tend to wear prints if it is something really special or if it is my own work.
Tell us some of your favorite designers!
My favourite fashion designers are Ashley Williams, Jeremy Scott, Christopher Kane, Shrimps, Kenzo, Celine, Acne, Faustine Steinmetz and Giles. I could go on but that is probably enough!
What’s your favorite color?
Black, however some people say blacks not a colour!?!? So for those people orange.
Do you have any tips for people that want to learn more about print design?
Anything can be made into a print! If you are a painter, illustrator or photographer. Whatever medium you work with, you could transfer it into a pattern or print.
What was your favorite collaboration so far?
I really loved working with THE WHITEPEPPER as they are one of my favorite brands. I have also just realized a collection with a brand called Kuccia and the prints are crazy! It’s an amazing collection and we have plans to do future collections together which is really exciting.