Friday, 10 August 2012

Emerging Design Talent: Katie Allerston

Today I am introducing new and emerging design talent which has become a regular addition to Creative Sketchbook. I was instantly drawn to Katie Allerston's unusual and contemporary designs exhibited at New Designers 2012. Katie has just graduated from Somerset College of Arts and Technology with a Ba (Hons) Interior Textiles and Surface Design after previously studing 3D Design.

Katie's work really stood out to me personally as it was intriguingly different from anything else I saw at the exhibition. Her collection took direct inspiration from nature by capturing patterns, colour and unusual qualities and oddities that Katie found. Through the use of photography, digital print and laser cutting, the link to nature is clearly visible across all three collections that incorporate printed designs through to innovative manipulated surfaces and structures, all of which use natural materials.

It is the particularly the textural qualities and layering that I love, it provides a depth of shade and tone as light reflects off the surfaces as well as creating new interesting shapes and structures in her designs. All pieces are designed and work beautifully together as a collection as well as individual installation structures.

Click here to view her website.


  1. Stunning work......Thanks for sharing

  2. It is great!!! J'adooore!


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