Paula is a Spanish girl who studied fashion design in Barcelona. Whilst she was working on her final project Paula realised that she really enjoyed creating patterns for fabric.
When her course finished Paula moved to the UK and did an MA in surface pattern and textile design. The main purpose of her project is to use patterns as a way to transmit cheerful and funny sensations to evoke a vacation state of mind.
The Tigerprint studio is a stone throw away from Leeds. It's great to find out what's going on in the city and a local blog, Leeds-List.com, is a great way to keep up to date with the newest bars, restaurants, spaces and events.
Last week they shared an article called Little Known Art Spaces in Leeds. The article lists 11 unknown creative spaces in and around the city. The spaces vary between community driven, set up by graduates, sharing workspace and traditional gallery routes.
Essi is a Finnish freelance illustrator and printmaker living in Glasgow, she graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2011.
Essi takes on commissioned work as well as creating and sell my her own range of products, which currently include art prints, greeting cards and pocket mirrors. She enjoys using bright colours and plenty of textures in her work, and her illustrations are often inspired by different cultures, travel and nature.
Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place that develops future artistic talent and opens the minds of young people, whilst at the same time engages families and individuals of all ages.
The Tetley is operated and curated by Project Space Leeds (PSL), a contemporary arts and education charity founded in 2006. PSL was established to create a platform for emerging artists across the UK and further afield, allowing them to make and show work on an expansive scale, pushing their practice within a supportive environment.
This is a really great place to visit and the food is fantastic!
Esme has recently graduated from the Illustration course at Falmouth University.
She is part of Fold Collaborative - a collective of creatives who met at University and they produce zines which are sold online and at various stalls around the country. The collective are currently working on their 11th issue which is due to be published in conjunction with a showcase in London.
Other than working on Fold, Esme is currently working on self initiated projects and she'd like to try her hand at more patterns and 3D work. Esme has just bought a weaving loom to try out!
Bethany Thompson is a freelance illustrator based in Manchester. Her illustrations are often inspired by collections, nature and cities, and she enjoys exploring the overlooked aspects of the everyday.
She likes drawing things, mainly with brush and ink, and uses digital processes to add colour to her illustrations. She favours a playful approach to drawing, and aims to retain a simple, naive aesthetic within her work.
She's recently worked with the BBC Philharmonic, Hallmark and Manchester Central Library.