One of my favourite local fabric designers is Kristen Doran. Kirsten is Sydney based and produces some stunning screen printed designs that are both fresh and unique.
FQ: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your artistic background? “I am a graphic designer/textile designer/mother (of two awesome little boys). I hope they will grow up big and strong, make their fortune playing NBA basketball and buy me a loft apartment in NYC. But until then I spend my days selling hand printed fabrics and trying my hardest to ignore the housework.”
FQ: Everyone has a dream – what’s yours? Are you living it? “My dream is to sell fabric to a store in NYC. In a few months a new craft store will open and… they have ordered some of my panels. Insert insanely wild happy dance here.
FQ: How would you describe your designs? “One of the hardest questions to answer. So I might just take the easy way out on this and direct you here: www.kristendoran.com
FQ: How do you juggle motherhood and designing? “It’s both hard and easy. Hard because there’s so many distractions. Easy because I get to do what I love and spend lots of time with my children. Before kids I spent many years working in offices and it has given me a great appreciation to be able to work from home.”