Vicky Morse is an interior designer and founder of Accidental Vix, which she started in 2007. Vicky started the website after breaking her hip, and then having excess time to showcase her art and designs. Hence, why her website is called “Accidental Vix”. She uses her blog to try out new ideas and to engage with the creative community. Vicky also sells textile art on Etsy, as well in selected high street shops locally. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Vicky Morse.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
In retail, the client brand often dictates the general direction of the interior design but I try to draw inspiration from my other passions as an illustrator, surface pattern designer and seamstress as ‘Accidental Vix’ to look at things from a different perspective.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Depending which area of creativity I am working on depends where I start but often my design disciplines overlap. For example, many of my illustration ranges take inspiration from my day job and the ‘blob men’ architects and interior designers often use to populate visuals.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
There are too many to pick just one but I like to work with people who are open to new things. Many of my most admired designers are from different backgrounds such as typeface design and are often up and coming.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I take inspiration from observing life, this could be a shadow on the pavement to my favourite building, piece of fabric or conversation I’ve overheard in a café.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Hard work and not being afraid to chase dreams. I worked for some of the big design agencies in London after graduating, but knew I always wanted to move back home to Yorkshire and be self employed and my career path has allowed me to network and meet lots of wonderful people along the way. I think retail design is London-centric and I wasn’t prepared for that when I decided this was the career path I wanted to take, but I’m glad that my other creative outlets are now allowing me to work for myself in lots of areas of design and I am constantly on the search for new projects and clients.