Faye Galloway

Faye Galloway is a young and highly talented fashion designer, currently studying at Winchester School of Art, Southampton University. With her graduation just around the corner it won’t be long before her beautiful style of design is unleashed upon the world. Her work is so playful and expressive, allowing her to convey a strong androgynous style with light hints of femininity. This gives her work a rich depth that appeals to a vibrant and modern woman. But her style is by no means limited. With interests for colour and print, Faye’s work has developed over time to become versatile and flexible, whilst still maintaining her trademark aesthetic.

Faye’s broad interests both inside and outside of fashion have allowed her work to grow and adapt over time. She is also a talented illustrator, which allows her to convey her designs in beautiful and intricate illustrations.

Here’s what she had to say:

Can you tell me a little bit about your work and your style as a designer?

I specialise in fashion design but my work is very print orientated. I have a love for illustration and am forever drawing. I am drawn to colour and simplicity and this is always a starting point to starting a new project.

What has influenced your latest pieces?

I am currently working on my final major project and my main influences were collage, women and power. I recently visited the kurt schwitter exhibition, held at tate britain and felt instantly inspired by his work and the story portrayed about his immigration through the war. The silhouettes in my design process have been driven by androgyny and boyish looks with flirty hints of femininity. Reoccurring research within my project is imagery of mick and bianca jagger.

As well as being a talented designer, you also create beautiful illustrations of your pieces, will you ever branch out into over avenues of creativity besides fashion design?

I am a keen fashion illustrator so illustration is definitely an option I won’t cross out. Prior to my degree my work was very much about printed textiles, it is a path i still wish to pursue and am looking into studying at a higher level.

Where might we see you in the next few years?

After my degree I will be looking to apply for jobs in all of my interests whether is it fashion illustration, design or print for fashion.

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If you love Faye and her work as much as I do then feel free to get in touch with her to find out more about her work:

Email: fayegalloway@hotmail.com

Well I hope you all enjoyed that. Until next time…

Katie

Nick Riley

This week I’ve been chatting to a refreshing graphic designer with a bold style that mixes clean commercial design with show stopping conceptual pieces. Nick Riley, a soon to be graduate from Winchester School of Art, Southampton University is definitely one to watch in the world of design. His work is inventive and creative, never settling for the common place in design. This has helped him create an impressive online portfolio that shows how diverse and effective his work can be. However, interestingly, despite being a diverse and adaptable designer, he never misses the mark when it comes to the subject matter. There’s a charming realness to all of his pieces, that get a clear message across, whilst still being effortlessly beautiful. Just what you’d want from a talented designer. Here’s what he had to say…

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How would you describe your work and your style?

My work has a strong emphasis on colour with quite a minimalist approach to type. I also favour illustration over photography on the majority of my projects, perhaps due to it having a more harmonious relationship with bright colour schemes. I’d hope that my work appeals to quite a large audience and age range due to the colour schemes and simplicity of type layout. The majority of my work is print based and I’m a firm believer in the value and promotion of print over digital alternatives.

Your work is often very bold and graphic, what influences your style?

Michael Craig-Martin has been a large influence on my style for a good few years now, other artists such as William Morris have also played a part in some of my projects. Graphic designers such as David Carson and Stefan Sagmeister often influence how I approach briefs and the values I keep in mind when designing.

You’ve created some very deep and meaningful pieces ( like your genius loci work, which can be found on your online portfolio for those interested) do you prefer working in this style, or in a more commercial style?

The genius loci brief was really interesting due to the subject matter, seeing how the public dealt with the homeless brought about a lot of questions and it was good to explore those. However the more light-hearted, exciting briefs are what I prefer doing, I have more of an enthusiasm about brighter, positive challenges.

Where do you hope to be in the future?

I hope to head into London once I’ve graduated, as a junior graphic designer. I’d like to be mainly print based however the world is becoming evermore digital so I also look forward to designing for digital formats and briefs. Print and digital lends itself well to graphic installations and this is something I’d really like to get involved with.

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I hope you enjoyed that, and to really get a good idea of Nick’s work, I urge you to visit his website, and check him out for yourself!

Click here for Nick’s website