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.