We are a brand new design group, Swedish Creatures, and we plan to take the international market by storm right from the start. We love surface pattern design and strive to make the design world a meaningful place of color and style. We create surface design, patterns and illustrations on commission as well as for our own labels. In our work we use both handicraft and digital techniques to meet all kinds of needs from our clients, trends and consumer wishes.
With a passion for surface design, illustration and entrepreneurship six Swedish female creators were brought together in an online forum for Scandinavian designers and makers.
Although sprung from different generations, schoolings and styles we all possess the same energy, high quality design sense and passion for entrepreneurship. We quickly realized we should join forces to nurture new ideas, to inspire and learn from one another, and to grow both as creators and business owners together.
The group’s name, Swedish Creatures, reflects us as six unique individuals. It tributes the beautiful mystery of everyone’s creativity, the diversity of our artwork and the various ways we approach the design process. We also share a genuine interest in Swedish and Scandinavian design and cultural heritage – within it lies many tales of creatures in its folklore.
Our first collection ”Creatures” centers around Swedish and Scandinavian flora, fauna, folklore, folks and fashion – with a common tonality these elements are allowed to sprout and blossom uniquely in our artworks, cultivated into new forms with an up-to-date and witty twist.
We’re ready to hit the world of surface design running. We strive for the stars with a mission to make the design world a meaningful place of color and style. Together we launch our first collection and individual portfolios at the International surface design tradeshow Surtex in New York City, May 2017.
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