Yesterday, in my 21st Century Designer module, I was lucky enough to hear a talk from Nikki McWilliams!
Nikki graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), the University of Dundee. She studied fine art but also took a screen printing course at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre after she graduated because she had always wanted to screen print and sadly missed the opportunity whilst in University. After she graduated, she first started to make badges with various different designs for family and friends but then realised that they became quite popular so she decided to sell them online. She then moved on from badges and started creating her own fantastic cushion collection!
Here is some of her badges and brooch designs!
She uses her screen printing talents to hand print each and every cushion! I think this is really personal and makes the product even more brilliant I think because it shows that she cares for each and every product she designs and sells! Her collections are inspired by British Culture and Pop-Art.
Here is a few of her great designs!
How great are these!? I especially love the Bourbon… best.biscuit.EVER!
I find these cushions really interesting and very cute! the detailing and colours are so perfect and simple and would easily make any interior very eye-catching!
All of her fantastic products are online at www.nikkimcwilliams.com so have a little look! well worth it!.
Nikki has also attended a big trade fair in London called Top Drawer. She was in a section called “Spotted”. After the trade fair, she was then contacted by Selfridges in London. Massive fashion department store in London (if you have never heard of it!). So later in the year, her collection of fantastic cushions will be on sale in Selfridges, London.
If your a keen blogger or slightly addicted…like myself! Have a look at her own blog! – www.nikkimcwilliams.blogspot.com
So check out her website and fantastic collection of art,prints and beautiful cushion designs!