FEATURED DESIGNER

Susanna Nousiainen

Surface design studio active last 8 years. My prints has been bought by international mainstream fashion brands such as Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Dynamite, Garage, Billabong, Tavik, Roxy, RVCA, BB dakota etc...

Describe your pattern design style?
I have some Nordic influence in my designs as I am Finnish, but on the other hand as lived in southern-Europe more than ten years the colors are more bright and and you can definitely see some influence from there too.
What is your work & design process? 
I mainly hand draw or paint all designs. Sometimes I construct the surface manually from other materials. I also take a lot of photos from nature and cities. All this is then digitally edited.
Where do you find your design inspiration?

I do a lot of sports and my designs has sold well for fitness wear, so I guess this shows through the designs. I also have traveled a lot before so inspiration from various places comes through as mix of styles. I also follow trends carefully, so colors and styles comes from there too.

What advice would you give to new designers?
Being designer is awesome, so if you want to start selling fast, put a lot of hours when you start so you get there faster.