Naila Malik is a British textile designer and lecturer and you may remember her as our guest expert for February in The Textile Design Lab. Naila studied at Winchester School of Art and has worked in the fashion industry for several years designing for the high street, creating hand painted and CAD textile collections. She has also worked as a freelance designer for several London design studios including Palm Studios and Whiston and Wright, as well as working as a textile lecturer. As our guest expert, Naila provided free training on creative sketchbooks and we got to know her a little better in this interview. Today we would like to share some of Naila’s beautiful hand-painted artwork with you!
“I’m working on these bold painterly designs inspired by the work of Abstract artists. I have been combining my paintings and textiles together and enjoyed just allowing the paint to create interesting shadows, textures and marks.”