Meet Caitlin Evans Textile Designer...
Hello everyone! I am a Textile Print Designer based in London. Here is a little bit about myself and my work…
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be part of the creative industry! From a young age, I would view the world with a creative eye. As a young girl, I loved to put together outfits, combining all the bright colours and clashing patterns I could find in my wardrobe. Thankfully, my fashion taste has evolved since then, however, this demonstrates my love for textiles from such a young age. I took a leap into the creative industry by doing a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design which I graduated in with a first-class in 2020.
I was brought up in the North Devon countryside, so I have an interest in nature and landscapes. This interest in nature is often influential in my work, with a particular focus on florals. From living in a natural environment for many years I have a passion for sustainability, therefore I try to use as little plastic as possible in my products and the packaging that they arrive in.
From an early age, I have been interested in photography. Therefore, I often start my work process by gathering primary research by taking photographs and producing quick on-location sketches. These sketches are then developed into developmental drawings using a range of different media including acrylic paints, drawing inks and pen drawings. These drawings are then scanned into Adobe Photoshop and edited to create digital designs, keeping all the gorgeous the painterly textures.
My work has a heavy focus on creating vibrant eye-catching colour palettes. I use my primary research photographs to identify colours that can be used. These colours are then mixed from acrylic paints and colour proportions are classified by using collage. My work has an uplifting and vibrant style, creating perfect patterns to brighten up anyone’s home or an outfit!
I hope you enjoy my prints as much as I enjoyed creating them!