How Digital Textile Designers Make Wearable Art
Adobe – Thanks to digital design tools, textile design is experiencing something of a renaissance. The field attracts graphic designers and illustrators because it employs many techniques they are already familiar with, but it enables visual thinkers to expand beyond the page and the screen. Fabric offers new opportunities and challenges with designs that move, flutter, and twirl along with their wearers.
In addition, some creatives see designing textiles as a way to make the switch from corporate design to crafting objects that are more personal. Clothes have the power to be more abstract and intimate than many client-based assignments.
For her part, Kaylan K. turned to drawing at the age of six to cope with “a very traumatic childhood” in Montreal.
“Art was my way of escaping all of this trauma around me and putting my energy into something that makes me feel alive,” she explains. more>
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