Featured Designer: Katie Punton

Pattern Observer featured designer Katie Punton https://patternobserver.com/2016/05/27/featured-designer-katie-punton/ Pattern Observer featured designer Katie Punton https://patternobserver.com/2016/05/27/featured-designer-katie-punton/Pattern Observer featured designer Katie Punton https://patternobserver.com/2016/05/27/featured-designer-katie-punton/

The amazing work you see here is the creation of Katie Punton, currently in her final year at Leeds College of Art studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I love Katie’s blend of photography and graphic digital elements which result in such a fun and modern pop look–she is one to watch!


About Katie’s process

Throughout my degree I have established a strong aesthetic within my work, developing digital skills and techniques to create prints for fashion. I have embraced the use of digital processes, using them from the beginning stages of drawing, all the way to digitally printing my fabrics. I feel that my strengths lie in digital design, as I am very competent with using Adobe programmes such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. However I still utilise print room processes throughout my work, such as foiling, flocking and discharge pastes to enhance my digitally printed work.

As a trend conscious designer and consumer, I am constantly on the look out for new trends throughout fashion, using this as a solid base for my research, and to help develop my concepts and ideas. I have also worked in retail for a number of years, along side my university studies. Therefore I have experience and understanding of the consumer markets and how trends can be filtered down.


See Katie’s work

My degree show will take place at Leeds College of Art from the 10th – 16th June (excluding the Sunday). Also I will be exhibiting at New Designers from the 29th June – 2nd July at Stand T14.


Visit Katie’s website at http://katiepunton.wix.com/portfolio or you can find her on Instagram @katiepunton_design. Have a great weekend!

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