So why did you want to be a designer and what do you love about pattern designing?
Whilst studying for my fine art degree I became interested in pattern after my Mum packed me off with some 1960s bath towels. I found it difficult to justify my pattern paintings in a fine art context hence me doing a surface pattern design. I make one-off pattern designs that are not in repeat and I guess its the repetitive (and relaxing) nature of making them that I really enjoy.
How would you describe your style and what is your favourite medium to work with?
I would describe my style as colourful, bold, quirky, simple and experimental. I make drawings, paintings, collages, photographs and prints very quickly using low tech methods and then manipulate them a little or a lot on Photoshop....but I like to retain the imperfections in the final pieces - I don't like them to look too slick or finished.
And finally where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere - natural or man-made patterns, art works, mid-century design and through experimenting with mark making techniques. I love happy accidents. I sometimes like to concentrate on a particular shape and explore how many ways I can use it.
It's lovely to have a mini interview from Sarah! Her work is wonderfully bright and bold which I can see working exceptionally well on long floaty summer dresses, cute little tops and many more! What do you think?