Friday, 21 September 2012

Emerging Design Talent: Natalie Alexander

Today I am introducing new and emerging design talent which has become a regular addition to Creative Sketchbook: 

I was delighted when I found these bright and summery florals in my inbox just as the autumn season is slowly creeping in. I hope they enlighten your day!

Natalie Alexander is designer from Yorkshire with a love of the traditional design methods of screenprinting and letterpress. "I would describe my style as contemporary with a raw element. I like my designs to have a slightly unpolished appearance and really enjoy working with bold colour palettes." It is this unfinished and rough layered look that I think is particularly successful in Alex's designs. "My designs are a fusion of ideas including screen-prints, photographs and drawings. I use lots of colour and layers to give my work interesting depth and movement and finally digitally manipulate them." 

Natalie studied for a Ba (Hons) in Graphic Media Communications at Bradford University where she focussed on illustration.  Natalie was a student who embarked on the groundbreaking e-course 'The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design'. The inspirational course is co founded by the very talented surface pattern designer (and close friend of mine) Rachael Taylor entrepreneur Beth Nicholls.

Click here to view her website!

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