Today I am presenting Nicola Griffiths, part of the amazing Believe Creative Studio guest designers.
|Nikki Griffiths in her studio|
Nikki is a designer based in the UK. She has passion for doodles and the sea side. She is fascinated for light houses and beach huts.
|Nikki's studio: where the pikadoodle magic happens|
|Beetle mania pattern. Copyright © Nicola Griffiths|
|Retro rainbow pattern. Copyright © Nicola Griffiths|
|Sail away pattern. Copyright @ Nicola Griffiths|
Warrington Collegiate Annual Exhibition and she will be also exhibiting in the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival as well as collaborating with Believe Creative Studio for our A13/W14 collection.
Enjoys Nikki's work and stayed tuned for our next guest designer!
Here is the mini-interview I made to Nikki:
A brief description of you as a designer and your style:
I would say my design style is rather quirky and very much geared towards kids (big & small). Having trained as a graphic designer, specializing in Typography, I've gone to the complete opposite end of the scale with pattern design - very much 'doodle' style, and not so structured.
What inspires you?
The ocean, seaside and all the elements that you find in and around the beach - I have thousands of shells I've collected over the years.
What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
The trial and error. The fact that I can start doodling and not know where it's going.
What is your big dream as a designer?
My dream would be to work on commissioned designs for a range at the likes of Debenhams or John Lewis, on a range of kitchen items - such as placemats, tea towels, oven gloves.
I would also love to do some designs (FOC) on store shopping bags for special occasions - such as Breast Cancer Awareness month or Movember - have my designs on the likes of River Island, Zara and Oasis shopping bags, to raise awareness.