Lindsey Lang is a product designer with training as a fine artist, utilising these skills to create new products and designs. Lindsey has been heavily influenced by colour theory, graphic design and illustration. She is also heavily inspired by the bold and vibrant designs of London, where she lives. She has developed patterned kitchenware, home accessories, and wall and floor coverings too. She was also awarded Young Designer of the Year by Homes & Gardens Designer Awards 2014. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Lindsey Lang.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Bright, bold, timeless, and stylishly unique. This is what I strive to create. I like to use clean modern lines and mix things up with an unexpected materials and colour.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I am trained as a fine artist so I begin each project much like a painter would. I work multiple canvases at the same time and I get inspired everyday in everything that I do. This can sometimes be quite overwhelming so I try to file my inspirations however I can. I need to have a clear head space and clean studio before I start. I like to explore many different ideas and eventually the eureka moment strikes!
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Well, I am quite new to the scene so projects have been pretty solo until recently. With that said, I am very excited to begin a new project with Michael Sodeau. I have always been a huge fan of his work and I really respect his aesthetic as a product designer.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Sometimes, I look at catwalk shows or magazines but mostly, I just do my best to remain inquisitive and always keep my eyes open. Inspiration doesn’t come through stress so the most important thing for me is to relax, have confidence, and never stop learning. [Why does this work so well for you?] Usually, if I love it then others will too.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I work really hard, and I absolutely love what I do. This has been my recipe for success. Other than that I think it has been crucial for me to work in the industry and gain vital experience prior to launching my own brand. So many students want to start their own thing straight after graduating but my advice is to get a job. They don’t teach you how to run a business in design school, and I’m still learning!