Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator Hannah Bowen

Hannah Bowen is a surface pattern designer an illustrator about to graduate from Leeds College of Art having studied Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. Hannah specialises in playful illustration and print design derived from a love of drawing and printmaking. Hannah will be exhibiting her final collection at New Designer Part one in June at the Design and Business Centre in London.

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“I specialise in creating beautiful playful prints and illustrations. Originally from a tiny village buried deep within the green fields of the Yorkshire Dales, I am about to graduate from Leeds college of Art having studied BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I spend my time drawing, printing and designing. I focus my love of combining slow crafted traditional printmaking techniques with uncompromising attention to detail, creating beautiful pattern within each design.

I am inspired by a childish sense of adventure and the wonderful quirks of everyday life and the idea of a world without the boundaries of grey skyscrapers and suits. My final project ‘All Things Wild and Free’ aims to highlight the wonder of what we have been blessed with in this beautiful world and to make sure we look after it. I concentrated on creating texture with in prints through the use of lino cutting.”

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“Looking at creatures deep below the surface of the ocean and highlighting their quirks I create refreshing, quirky conversational prints that promise to bring a smile to anyone’s face and add a bit of sparkle to the drudgery of nine to five routines. I aimed to create intrigue into the magnificence of our past and of faraway lands still undiscovered, I want my audience to interact with beautiful creatures they wouldn’t usually come across when popping to Tesco.”

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