Emily Gorski is a CAD and textile designer working from her eponymous design studio on commissions and freelance work, based in Brooklyn. Emily is an expert in printing processes and techniques, working digitally as well as using hand printing and drawing. She carries out freelance work for brands and can manipulate existing artwork, including scanning, cleaning and making images production ready. Emily has also worked on designs for West Elm, DwellStudio, VUE, Anthology and Waverly. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Emily Gorski.
Image Credit: 1) Isabel Wilson 2) Alder And Co Shop 3) Vanessa Bean Shop 4) Handira Blankets 5) Barrington Blue
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I gravitate towards colorful, bold and playful designs, nothing too serious. I am in love with the world of florals as well.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I usually always start with watercolor, even if I manipulate it on the computer into something more flat and graphic. I like when all of my work has an element of “handpainted”.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Being freelance I get to come across and work with different people all the time. I admire them all for their dedication to great design and feel lucky to be able to collaborate with them. I have respect those designers who have their own ideas and pursue them.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I keep images of everything that catches my eye, whether it be the color, style, hand or theme/topic. I resort back to this archive for inspiration.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Putting myself out there and getting out of my comfort zone. It is easier said than done, but making that initial jump into the world of freelance was the best thing I have done career-wise. I didn’t want to be stuck in the same place for too long, and with freelancing everyday is a new adventure.