RESEARCH: TOP 9, SURFACE DESIGNER– LAURA OLIVIAPosted: October 13, 2015
Laura Olivia is a Surface pattern designer who set up her own studio in 2010 after graduating. She has since worked with clients to create designs for not only interiors but also stationery, fashion and beauty product industries all over the world. She is known for her vibrant use of colour and tropical style, but can still successfully work to a brief.
Her website doesn’t state if she has an environment/ethical concerns, however she has been commissioned to design for a wide range of clients including large British companies such as Tescos, Dunelm, Morrisons and Wilkinson. So printing and creating the products with her designs on would be up to the companies to manufacture. With the majority of her designs being created digitally her environment footprint shouldn’t be too high compared to hand printing, as that can cause a lot of waste due to test prints and mistakes.
I have printed off a large selection of her designs being used on a range of products. It’s her ability to remain open to what she designs for, that I find most inspiring. I love the idea of not having to pick one particular area of Textiles to specialise in, but to learn everything and then pick my favourite areas to study more in depth.