Aswani Bal

Freelance textile designer and artist from Bangalore.......

In 3 words describe your pattern design style?
Feminine, pretty, painterly
What is your work & design process? 
I always have the moodboard in my head and start with photoshop and make around 5 designs in a stretch or until I’m satified. And this mood board depends on the latest trends or it will be just an image or something that had inspired me.  At times I love hand-painting loose florals and textures and how they turn out totally depends on my mood.
Where do you find your design inspiration?

Sometimes a tiny flower or a simple leaf inspires my design while mostly I follow trend forecasts for making fashion prints. I even get inspired by designs I’d made earlier. I also like to research on traditional crafts and arts by different artists from all around the world and use it for my prints. I also try to learn techniques and effects  from other artists and designers.

What advice would you give to new designers?
Learn and explore with all the opportunities and time you have.