Carmel Snow is a media, material and textile designer based in Berlin, who loves travelling the world. Carmel grew up in California, as well spending time in Hawaii and Ecuador. Being exposed to these cultures gave her a love of adventure, as well as a passion for cultural, social, and geographical patterns - which she now incorporates into her work. Carmel is also a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Textile Design. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Carmel Snow.
Image Credit: 1) Tensile 2) Berber Arts 3) Carmel Snow 4) Le Centre Des Objets Perdus 5) Carmel Snow
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I am a cultural and technical international textile designer. I am influenced by places, I live, travel and virtually investigate. My style of my work and on my body is a collection of materials emulated from my lived and projected environments.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I do lots of research and development, in the 2D and 3D formats. I love sampling materials, processes and techniques and also love collecting images and articles.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I admire Gerlan Marcel the most as well as Syn & Lightning. I worked with Gerlan on the Bjarne Melgaard capsule collection, she is amazing at designing, staying organized and being really on point with cultural wild trends and top notch production methods. We worked well and really intensely together to make this surreal streetwear label come through production. I have also really enjoyed doing textile installations and building temples with Syn and Lighting, my parents, at Burning Man.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I am super inspired by my present. I love the environments I live in, travel to, and explore. I love details, from micro to macro, observation are key to getting deeper and finding more inspiration. Life is full and articulated in the fullest form. Most recently living in Berlin I have been really inspired by the municipal transit systems in Germany.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Jump! Work really hard. Play. I am not sure, I am still very much figuring it out. But I have a lot of passion, vision, and goals for myself and the world that keep me evolving and growing.