Jude Taylor is an art and fabric designer, specialising in natural and wildlife prints and surface patterns from Perth, Australia. Jude is heavily inspired by Western Australian wildflowers, in particular their ability to endure in hostile conditions. She began working as an artist initially, but since working with women in Indonesia has expanded to working with fabric. Her designs are utterly unique as she uses a printing technique that incorporates the texture and brushstrokes of the paint. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Jude Taylor.
Image Credit: 1-5) Jude Taylor
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is bold, bright and strong in contemporary design. It’s inspired by nature, classical, earthy, organic and with feminine references.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I usually start with detailed drawings and a very good understanding of the object I’m drawing. Then I use these drawings and start simplifying and creating designs from them. Once a strong design is finished, I add colour.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I love working with people who are passionate and focussed on getting the best result no matter how hard or how long it takes, are open to input and respect each other’s skills. Honest, thoughtful feedback is very important for the creative process, but mutual respect is essential.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I always start with a trip to the bush to get inspiration from the wildflowers in their natural environment, the air, the spaces and getting back to nature is a great refresher.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Persistence, a love and belief in what I do and the joy of creating. Allowing a space for new approaches and ideas and developing the confidence in being able to collaborate with others.