Surface Pattern Designer Laura Potter

It’s a pleasure today to add to our list of graduates from the University of Bolton, here we share and showcase the Surface Pattern and Textiles work of Laura Potter.

laura potter surface pattern designer

“My name is Laura Potter and i am a surface pattern designer who has just graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Textile Surface Design from Bolton University. I Have Exhibited at New Designers in June and have just completed a two week work placement with Graham and Brown Wallpaper Company, I have also worked on two commissions for wallpaper designs and a freelance job for a fashion design for a print on accessories and I am now looking for full time work, Freelance or commission opportunities.

My latest theme i worked on was called “The Beauty’s in the Detail” where i was inspired by nature, organic forms, flowers and insects. I created my designs into a couture dress and 8 scarves for my final degree show. I am fascinated by colours, textures and patterns created in nature, which i then enjoy manipulating into designs on Photoshop & Illustrator with layering techniques to develop intricate details which are not immediately obvious.”

laura potter textiles

“Vibrant colours and textures characterise my work, I particularly like drawing as i feel it is a natural way to express myself and allows me to create images in a way that i see them which others may not. Drawing from nature is my passion, visiting garden centers, aquariums, the zoo or even a walk through woodlands generates me with new exciting ideas for surface pattern designs. Throughout my work I have been influenced by the historical illustrations of Ernst Heackle and fashion prints by Hermione De Paula.

Studying for my degree has increased my passion for pattern and i now plan to develop my skills and gain as much experience as possible to achieve my dream job as a textile surface designer. Ideally gaining a job in a design studio for a few years to gain experience and contacts for the future where I would love to be as successful as surface design artists such as Cath Kidston and Rachael Taylor running my own business.”

laura potter

laura potter bolton uni

laura potter surface pattern

Laura Potter Website