Naomi is a freelance illustrator and designer. Her artwork is whimsical, simple and colourful, and is inspired by what she finds when she gets lost in her imagination. A lover of deer and technical pencils and screen-printed textiles, she lives in Adelaide, where she combines creative work with cups of tea and folk music appreciation.
Kristen Doran’s passion for working creatively with fabrics began as soon as she was old enough to hold a needle. This passion carried right through to her completion of a Certificate in Fashion Design upon leaving school followed by studies in Graphic Design. Now Kristen takes great joy in designing and producing the Kristen Doran Design range of bags, stationery, fabrics and children’s soft toys. All prints are uniquely designed by Kristen and printed in Australia.
Caitlin Klooger – An independent designer with a background in interior design and landscape architecture. She is inspired by the natural world, family scribbles and a love of craft. She works amongst the family’s debris and derives much pleasure from her own and her children’s creations.
Moyra Proudfoot studied textile design in Scotland and after working for a well known Australian artist decided to set up Surface Art in 2002. She has a love of printed fabric and creates a range of prints that are contemporary in design using her influences of Japanese art, fifties and sixties design and photographs of nature. She believes that the simple use of shapes balanced with colour can achieve effective pieces of design.
Lara Cameron had been working for herself as a web and interactive designer for some years before she developed an interest in textile design.
The move to designing textiles was a surprising progression yet one that felt very natural. It came as a result of positive feedback to pattern designs posted on her blog, and also a desire to be designing something of a more tactile nature, that could be experienced and enjoyed in the real world.
Lara currently designs for her own textile label of hand screen printed fabrics and looks forward to getting more hands on in the process and being able to experiment more with the medium.
Artist and designer, Tiel Seivl-Keevers has been producing original art for all age groups since 2003. She has a degree in fine arts, majoring in printmaking, and a career in graphic and web design. Working now as a freelance illustrator and designer, her focus is to create original and affordable art. Tiel’s works encompass many styles and techniques. Since starting a family of her own she started designing imagery for children, but also sells original art and limited edition prints for more mature tastes. Her works are sold worldwide.
I am a freelance designer based in Melbourne. I specialise in pattern design and illustration. I really wanted to be a Young Talent time member but after that got axed I decided on being a designer. Its understandable. I enjoy nothing more than making and drawing and hanging about with my kids.
bianca van meeuwen
Bianca moved from The Netherlands to Australia in 2005 and has found her feet in Melbourne as a self taught designer who has a passion for design, illustrations and crafts. Bianca’s designs are professionally printed on fabric and paper under her label Hollabee and are made into fresh creative fabric, stationery, home wares, bags and other crafty things.
pamela hall (walker)
Inspired by an article in a local newspaper about silk screen printing Pamela, a bored housewife living in New Guinea in the 1970’s set out to design printed fabric. An exclusive range of hand prints developed and were used in clothing, soft furnishings, toys and bags decorating nurseries and homes all over the world. Today sproutdesign brings Pam’s fresh designs back to life for today’s little (and big) people.