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.”
“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”
“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!”