Ever wanted to know more about the talent behind our prints? Come sit down with us as we chat with the artists, and learn more about them and their day-to-day life.
Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi I’m Jacqui, a Surface Pattern Designer from the beautiful Central Coast near Sydney. I’m a wife & mum of two kids and 2 fur babies. I love creating art, cooking and sewing and life is always busy juggling the family and my design business. I trained as a Graphic Designer and after nearly 20 years and a variety of design roles in marketing and design studios as a graphic designer, art director and freelance artist I fell in love with surface pattern and textile design.
I love creating print designs for fashion and homeware brands and it’s so incredible having my own fabric collections out there for makers to create their own things from.
How long have you been creating your art?
Wow literally for as long as I can remember. As a kid I was always drawing and my absolute favourite thing was my box set of Faber Pastel colouring pencils. I loved to collect shells, leaves and flowers to then draw and paint later on. I was always mesmerised by the craft and fabric stores and the walls of colours and papers. Art was my favourite subject at school and I went on to study Graphic Design at University.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I love flowers, nature and travel and these are things you will see a lot of in my prints. I’m constantly looking around when I’m out walking for new flowers and colours to create into designs. I take a lot of photos when I’m out and about so I’ve a constant source of inspiration for my work. I also love books on vintage 60s fashion, Florence Broadhurst wallpapers, Indian florals and Japanese kimonos.
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve seen your art on?
I love seeing my art on lots of things and what people make out of my fabrics, recently I even saw one of my designs on the runway at Miami Swim week that was really exciting. Also an entire playroom wallpapered in my vintage florals was so amazing to see too.
What is your favourite art style at the moment?
Retro 60s/70s is my favourite style, I can’t stop creating new flower power prints.
And finally, where can we find you?
My favourite place is the beach but most days you’ll find me in my home studio, cup of tea in hand, designing and illustrating.
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