Monday 26 November 2018

Creative Quarters...Maria Atanackovic

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Maria Atanackovic.

Maria Atanackovic is an Irish Surface Designer based in Dublin. 
Working under the name, Studio Maluda, she specialises in designing quirky prints for application onto a wide range of products. 
Inspired by the oddities of the everyday, shapes, silhouettes and natural forms she aims to create uplifting artwork that is unique, versatile and playful. 

Maria holds a BA in Surface Design from University of the Arts, London where she specialised in printed textiles. 
Since graduating, she has lived and worked in countries as culturally diverse as Taiwan and Panama. 
These experiences enabled her to collect a lot of visual research and enriched the eclectic style of her work. 

Using photographs and sketches as a starting point, she mostly draws her motifs by hand. These, will often be combined with collage and mark making techniques before being digitally rendered and put into technical repeat. 
She likes to create a sense of ordered chaos in her work and is particularly drawn to clean lines, vibrant colour and the way shapes interact with organic forms.  

In 2017, Maria won the Make it in Design scholarship competition. 
Since winning the prize, she has licensed work to Card Making and Papercraft Magazine, Deny Designs and Wraptious. 
She also exhibited at Blue Print earlier this year with Dot and Flow. 
In addition to her digital Surface Design work, Maria is also a member of Print Block, a textile collective based in Dublin. 
Here she experiments with dye based screen printing, block printing and facilitates workshops. 

She would love to collaborate with you. 
If you would like to discuss a project, license a design or work together please get in touch by email

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

If you're interested in working with Maria, or want to get in touch, please see below for various ways to contact her and also see more of her lovely work...

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 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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