Annika Roberton is a graduate of the University of Brighton – where she studied printed Textiles with business studies. Annika is currently keeping busy with freelance work; designing prints across a variety of trends for womenswear. She really enjoys designing for the fashion industry and loves to see her prints pop up in high street stores.
Annika specialises in creating prints that have a distinctly hand-painted feel, and she has a passion for floral painting and design. She loves creating painterly, feminine florals that are striking and bold in colour as opposed to the more traditional, vintage floral themes. Inks and watercolours are her favourite medium as they are perfect for expressing the intricate details of plants and flowers.
Favourite textile technique:
Annika mainly create designs for digitally printed textiles. During her degree she also enjoyed painting directly onto screens for an alternative method of screen printing, as she liked the expressive and unique results.
Designers that inspire:
Annika really loves the following designers for their use of striking colours, bold prints and embroidery: Matthew Williamson, Erdem, Alexander McQueen Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci.
Annika's dream is to one day run her own studio that produces bright and beautiful accessories, gifts and products for the home, with her own printed textile range.