Featured Designer: Meredith Desmond

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We are excited to continue our Surtex features with the stunning work of designer Meredith Desmond. I am really drawn to the unique and colorful ways in which Meredith has interpreted so many classic, and marketable, designs.

“A lifelong lover of design and pattern, I graduated with a BA in Studio Art with a focus on serigraphy and painting from UT Austin. Following graduation, I traveled to Guatemala and Thailand where I developed a lifelong love of global prints and textiles. I then moved to NYC where I spent years designing home decor, bedding and all things room-related before landing at Coach. At Coach I was the Sr. Designer of Print and Pattern as well as Women’s Woven Scarves. Now in Colorado, I continue to assist various brands in achieving their design goals through my freelance contracts, while enjoying Colorado’s mountain environment in my free time. Through Magpie Moon, I continue to express my passion for print and pattern, dedicating my energy and talents to creating fun and fresh patterns to be lovingly set loose into the world.”

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“I am continually inspired by the world’s textiles and also the creative process in general. I love to take my love for, say, Mayan textiles, and reinterpret them in my own way starting with hand drawing, block printing, and/or watercolor and then taking them into Photoshop and Illustrator and seeing what new life they’ll take on in the digital world. My prints are truly a morphing of many inspirations and processes- with my main intent to create something that gives me joy and, hopefully, others too! I find a world full of beautiful patterns stimulating and enriching and I want to share that with the world”

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“I am continually inspired by the loving and open nature of our field. I love that we have evolved to a place of support and companionship over guardedness and frightful competition. The current environment is so motivating, encouraging and, again, INSPIRING!”

Please visit Meredith Desmond at Surtex booth # is 3336 in the Design District or at her website www.magpiemoondesign.com

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