Interviews

  • Laura Bethmann

    We are delighted to share this inspiring interview with Laura Bethmann – a talented watercolour painter who gardens, prints plants,…
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  • Zeena Shah

          Connect with Zeena: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest ZEENA’S 10 TOP TIPS FOR…
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  • Christine Schmidt

    Christine Schmidt, founder of Yellow Owl Workshop is constantly inspiring us with new ideas for DIY projects. We love both…
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  • Lotta Jansdotter

    Scandinavian-born, New York-based Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer and style icon. Her timeless designs reflect both her deep appreciation…
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  • Micheala Childs

    Today we have the pleasure in bringing you an interview with the queen of handmade papery goodness…Micheala Childs of Comeuppance.…
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  • Imogen Owen

    Imogen Owen has taught over 2,000 creatives the art of modern calligraphy after she discovered a gap in the UK…
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  • Joanna Miller

    After a career in teaching and having 3 children, Joanna Miller was encouraged by friends at her 40th birthday party…
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  • Fiona Clabon

    We are delighted to share this lovely interview with Fiona Clabon, a Bristol-based artist who specialises in illustration and collage.…
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  • Sam Witt

    Sam Witt is a screen printer from Bristol, UK who takes design inspiration from different cultures and mythology to create…
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  • Berni Raeside

    Today we’re delighted to bring you this fascinating interview with Berni Raeside of Detta Textiles. Berni owns one of only…
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  • Oliver Raw

    We are delighted to share an interview with Oliver Raw of Raw Illustration today, a self-taught freelance illustrator based somewhere between…
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  • Rachelle Wong – 1 year on

    What a difference a year makes! We first interviewed Rachelle Wong in September last year (read her interview here!), and…
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  • Charlotte Gaisford

    Today we have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design alumni Charlotte Gaisford.…
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  • Simon Mitchell

    Alfred & Wilde is an East-London based design brand producing art prints, stationery and homewares featuring bold metallics and cool…
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  • Jakki Jones

    With a showbiz lifestyle, a rock star husband and a talent for illustration, enter the quirky, fun (and on occasions…
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  • Robbie Porter

      Today’s Designer Interview is with Robbie Porter a multi-award winning Scottish illustrator based in London. When did your interest…
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  • Rachelle Wong

      Today’s Designer Interview is with Rachelle Wong who we had the pleasure of meeting at New Designers back in…
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  • Kate Dowling

    Our Make it in Design Sales and Marketing Manager, Lisa Moncrieff had the pleasure in meeting Kate Dowling from ‘Kate…
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  • Davinder Madaher

    Our designer interview today is with Davinder Madaher, a Senior Print Designer at Sainsbury’s who shares with us the variety…
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  • Sophie Robinson

    Sophie Robinson is an interior stylist for leading home magazines and a TV interior design expert. Most recently she has…
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  • David Doran

    Today our designer interview is with David Doran, a freelance illustrator currently based in Falmouth, UK. He graduated from Falmouth…
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  • Bley Hack

    Our designer interview today is with artist Bley Hack, who works in watercolour, pen and ink, and digital media to…
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  • Shiori Naruse

    Our designer interview today is with Shiori Naruse, who has recently graduated from Cleveland College of Art and Design with…
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  • Michael Driver

    We are proud to share with you the fantastic work of Mr Michael Driver in today’s designer interview. Michael is…
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  • Yvette Marie Jones

    Our designer interview today is with Yvette Marie Jones, who works as a freelance designer in art licensing and graphic…
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  • Alex Pook-Leary

    Our designer interview today is with Alex Pook-Leary, who has recently graduated from London College of Communication with a degree…
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  • Jennifer Collier

    Image credit: Luke Richardson Our designer interview today is with Jennifer Collier, a trained textile artist who’s work focuses on…
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  • Sue Deighton

    Today, we have a designer interview with Sue Deighton, a graduate of our Design School. Based in the North West…
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  • Nadia Hassan

    Today, we have a designer interview from Nadia Hassan, a surface pattern designer and colour enthusiast living and working in…
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  • Liane Ricci

    Our Designer Interview today is with Liane Ricci, a New York born artist and designer living in Los Angeles. Liane…
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  • Susanna Nousiainen

    Today we have a designer interview with Susanna Nousiainen, a textile artist and surface pattern designer. Originally from Finland, she…
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  • Gabriel Vielma

    Today, our interview is with Gabriel Vielma originally from Chile, who has studied and worked as a designer in Europe.…
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  • Brownjames Prints

    Today, our interview is with James from Brownjames Prints which is a textile print studio, designing unique prints for high…
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  • Effie Zafiropoulou

    Today, our interview is with Effie Zafiropoulou – COLOURBOX by the Art & Deco house/Athens. Born 1963 :It’s a girl!…again……
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  • Ali Benyon from Ali Benyon Designs

    Today, we have a designer interview with Ali Benyon, a graduate of our Design School. Originally from the UK, Ali…
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  • Jessie Bayliss

    Our designer interview today is with Jessie Bayliss, who is currently at the end of her final year studying illustration…
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  • Bari from Bari J. Designs

    Today, our designer interview is with Bari Ackerman from Bari J Designs. Do you remember the first piece of work…
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  • Troo Heath-Crew from Tree Couture

    Tree Couture is an exciting young British Furniture House, fronted by talented and innovative female furniture designer-maker Troo Heath-Crew. To…
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  • Kim and Dustin Nyhus from Deny Designs.

    Kim and Dustin Nyhus from Deny Designs. Based in Denver, Colorado, DENY Designs is a modern, think-outside-the-box home furnishings company.…
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  • Catalina Guirado

    Catalina Guirado was discovered as a model by Vogue at the age of 15, became a television favourite in the…
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  • Tracy Miller

    Today, our designer interview is with Tracy Miller who began her career in pattern design with a 20 minute lesson…
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  • Joanne Frost Designs

    Today’s designer interview is with Joanne Frost from Joanne Frost Designs.
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  • Kyrah Louise

    Today, our designer interview is with Kyrah Louise, a textile designer who aims to push the boundaries of design with…
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  • Adam Pryce

    Today, our designer interview is with Adam Pryce, a freelance illustrator and designer from Manchester, UK
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  • Natasha Kate Creek

    Today’s designer interview is with nineteen-year-old Natasha Kate Creek from North Yorkshire who has turned doodling into her design business.
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  • Nicky Ovitt

    Today, our designer interview is with Nicky Ovitt, one of our Design School graduates, with a signature illustration style that…
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  • Gillian Lees

    Today our interview is with Gil Lees. Gil combines her love of drawing, colour and textiles to create beautiful designs,…
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  • Sophie Honeybelle

    Today’s interview is with emerging designer Sophie Honeybelle, who just after graduating from our Design School had secured her first…
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  • Forest Foundry

    1. Tell us a little bit about your design collective, who are you all . Forest Foundry consists of 8…
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  • Clarissa Hulse

    Clarissa Hulse is one of the leading lights in British Textiles. Starting out in 1994 producing beautiful hand-printed scarves, Clarissa’s…
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  • Amy Butler

    Amy Butler is a designer of immense talent, whose fabric designs are sold all across the world. She has an…
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  • Genine Delahaye

    Genine Delahaye is a freelance graphic designer specialising in childrenswear, home and stationery prints. She has a love for anything…
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  • Anna Santana

    Today’s interview is with Anna Santana, a web developer, print designer, and an artist from San Diego
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  • Vickie Price from Ameo designs

    Today our interview comes from “Art and Business in Surface Patter Design” e-course Alumni Vickie Price from Ameo designs.
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  • Saskia van Cleef-Megens

    Today’s designer interview is with Saskia Van Cleef-Megens from Haakje Sluiten design studio
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  • Kristina Kraemer

    Today’s interview is with Kristina Kraemer from Fargo, North Dakota, who specializes in art and repeat patterns for the home…
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  • Natalia Gemma of Yorscarf

    Today’s interview is with Natalia Gemma from Yorscarf. Check out these beautiful innovative scarves!
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  • María José Leaño from Papaya Design

    Today, our lovely interview is with María José Leaño from Papaya Design. Maria is a Colombian Textile Designer who lived…
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  • Mayla Liberato Demanboro

    Mayla Liberato Demanboro is a surface pattern and graphic designer living and working in Brazil. An advertising and marketing graduate,…
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  • Carolyn Gavin

    Carolyn Gavin is a designer for her company Ecojot, and a freelancer through her agent Lilla Rogers. She is based…
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  • Lilla Rogers

    Lilla Rogers runs one of the top art agencies in the world, Lilla Rogers Studio. Since her days as an…
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  • Mr Yen

    Jonathan Chapman (aka Mr Yen) has several years’ experience creating papercut designs under the name Mr Yen and has worked…
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  • Libby McMullin

    Libby McMullin is a self-confessed stationeryaholic, who herself is a talented greetings card designer. In this piece she shares her…
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  • Josephine Kimberling

    Josephine Kimberling is the founder and designer behind the beautiful patterns, unique design work and on-trend colour palettes of the…
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  • Andie Hanna

    Andie Hanna is an emerging designer who recently won a high profile competition with Robert Kaufman/Fabric8. We talked to her…
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  • Marie Perkins

    Marie Perkins is author of the world’s number one pattern blog, Print & Pattern, and three books: Print & Pattern,…
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  • Khristian A. Howell

    Khristian A Howell is a design and colour expert, bringing her design collections to a range of licensed products including…
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  • Louise Tiler

    Louise Tiler is one of the UK’s hottest young surface pattern designers.  Winning a string of awards straight out of…
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  • Jo Klima

    *Photo by Carter & Rose Photography Australian designer Jo Klima is a ‘web designer, illustrator, and chief idea gardener ‘over…
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  • Louise Gale

    Louise Gale is a mixed media artist, passionate about colour, patterns in nature and living a creative life from the…
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  • Rachael Taylor

      Rachael Taylor is co-founder of Make It In Design. This is how Rachael describes herself: “I’m a surface pattern designer…
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  • Clare Shields

    Paper and illustration obsessive Clare Shields established stationery and homeware brand Lil3birdy in 2011.  Naïve in style, the products aim…
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  • Craig Anczelowitz

    Craig Anczelowitz is a New Yorker who has been living in Thailand for the past 8 years. I met Craig…
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  • Emma Dolan

    Emma Dolan is a Leeds-based contemporary textile artist who creates adorable teacups and saucers from iconic fabric known as ‘Harris…
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  • Monica Lee

    Today I am excited to bring you this interview with illustrator, licensed artist and textile designer Monica Lee (who, as…
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  • Cristina Adami

    [Image: Lewis Buchan] It feels like such a privilege to share this interview with the incredibly talented up-and-coming fashion designer…
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  • Cori Dantini

    American Illustrator Cori Dantini’s gorgeous images caught my eye and drew me in some time back. Cori’s whimsical illustrations have…
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  • Juliette Collet

    After falling for her adorable creations, I am excited to bring you this interview with French designer Juliette Collet, owner…
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  • Hannah Nunn

    Hannah Nunn is a designer/maker who owns a gorgeous lighting shop in the arty town of Hebden Bridge, in Yorkshire,…
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  • Russell Crook

    One of my favourite parts of Christmas shopping in London is staring at the mesmorising window displays in places like Liberty’s…
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  • Claudine Hellmuth

    So excited to bring you this interview with artist, author and illustrator extraordinaire Claudine Hellmuth. Claudine combines photos, paint, paper and pen…
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  • Sam Osborne

    Sam Osborne is one of our lovely alumni students for “The Art and Business of Surface Pattern design“. To read…
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  • Abigail Borg

    Multi award winning young surface pattern designer and illustrator Abigail Borg is riding high, having just been awarded ‘Best British Pattern Design…
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