For this week’s design focus of the week, we are inspired by emerging textile designer Katie Rosina, who MPDClick recently caught up with to find out a little more about her work and her inspirations for future designs.
Katie Rosina is a super-talented textile designer specialising in the home interior market. Inspired by a passion of colour and everything floral, each design is hand-painted from her favourite spots around The Great British Isles, working with summer meadows and the stunning location of Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire to create beautiful floral prints with a splash of colour.
Katie creates beautiful and versatile designs that echo her enthusiasm for painting, combined with an exceptional attention to detail, making each design individual. Through skilled design and printing techniques, Katie manages to capture every brushstroke and colour with extreme precision, enhancing the feeling of exclusivity, and shows how anyone can create their own ‘interior garden.’
Having gained fantastic work experience as a freelance designer for Cake Studios in London, Katie has outdone many of her peers and sold her prints to agents across the world, including Japan, Paris and New York. These designs are set to appear in forthcoming spring/summer 12 and autumn/winter 11/12 collections, showing Katie’s early success as a textile designer. Not content with that, Katie was also shortlisted for a Liberty in London collaboration competition in early 2011 and her products are currently being considered for New Design Britain awards.
So what does the future for this budding designer? Katie explains to MPDClick that she continues to create new designs throughout the year, enabling companies to incorporate her prints into their collections. Initially focusing on interior products including wallpapers, cushions and curtains, Katie has broadened her print collections to include a successful scarf collection and fashion prints exclusively produced for the fashion industry.
Katie, who is currently on a three month placement with MPDClick, impressed us not just with her extensive portfolio, but diligence, enthusiasm and bubbly personality. She is a consummate professional who has a unique talent in translating beautiful hand-painted prints into high-end products that are commercially viable. She undoubtedly has a great career ahead of her!
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Discover some of Katie Rosina’s amazing work below: