Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Creative Quarters...Georgia Ragnall

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Georgia Ragnall...
Georgia Ragnall is a Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student studying at the University of Bolton, currently in her second year.
 After developing a keen interest in all things pattern whilst still at college she knew she wanted to study a degree which pushed her skills as a surface pattern designer / illustrator. 
Having had a major obsession with paper products from a young age, collecting notebooks (which she still does now), she realised that it was someones job to create and design these pretty things for the home; and  was instantly sold on this being her dream career.
Georgia's main passions lie within stationery, greetings cards & giftware, along with homewares & kids print. 
All of which she would love to eventually design for, whether in a commercial studio environment, or freelancing, eventually working for herself.

She lives in a small village near the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and LOVES the countryside, a major inspiration for Georgia’s work. 
There's nothing she loves more than going walking with her family; taking a camera to hunt down pattern & colour inspiration for new designs. 
She loves to paint and use a variety of media collecting shapes and marks to then experiment and collage with using digital illustration.
Georgia's degree has really been pushed her skills in surface pattern and illustration. Her style is contemporary, quirky and colourful with a clear passion for paper & fabric.
Quite often she designs for children since her characterful style really suits a younger market 
 She has been busy working on exciting design briefs for bedding  with a international bedding supplier along with designing children fashion prints & creating homeware products for a University exhibition.
Having had a really exciting 2016 taking a collection of Georgias designs to Mood Brussels along with exhibiting her own handmade products at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, she hopes 2017 will bring her new experiences to showcase her designs. 
In 2017 she aims to develop her portfolio, perhaps launch an Etsy shop alongside her studies selling some products such as greetings cards, framed prints and home accessories.
Georgia would love to gain some industry experience working in a studio setting, and is currently looking for experiences & opportunities.
You can find Georgia on her blog over at: www.georgiaragnalldesign@blogspot.co.uk 

Here she blogs about her life as a creative student, along with the process throughout her degree and beyond.
 She is currently building her design portfolio & website and it will be ready to launch
later this year.
Until then, keep track of what she’s up to over at:

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Georgia,
and seeing a selection of her work.

To get in touch with her, please visit her website for details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Amy Hodkin, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at loveprintstudio@live.com 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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