January's Designer of the month:
Amber Sorayapour is currently in her 3rd year of studying textiles for fashion and interior at Bath Spa University. You can view more of her work on her social media:
Amber is passionate about colour in design and believes it is key to make a design stand out from the rest. She combines bright colours with darker tones to create a high end feel throughout her designs. Ambers main influences for her designs are inspired by nature and a juxtaposition of textures from various animals and observations in aim to explore and create new contemporary designs.
Her final outcomes always evolve from painting or drawing responses, using a mixture of acrylics, collage and fine liners which are then developed using Photoshop, allowing amber to experiment with different colour ways and filling her designs with painted textures to generate a range of graphic and detailed repeat designs, for interiors and fashion.
Favourite textile technique:
"My favorite Technique is painting with acrylics as it is always the starting point of my designs. Once I have made my designs into prints digitally, I love to explore ways in which I can apply these to products or embroider my designs in different ways using, laser cut and tufting teqhniques."
Designers that inspire:
"Henri Mattise, David Hockney, Katie Scott and Leah Bartholomew to name a few."
"I would love to gain experience working for a large high end retail brad working in print design. Once I have explored working within the design industry, and gained knowledge within this sector, I would love to start my own brand, designing prints and products for home wear."