Surface Designer Lyndsay McCartney

London College of Communication graduate Lyndsay McCartney is a Surface designer, her work often always starts with pencil and pen sketches that are developed into highly detailed drawings.

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‘I am a Surface Designer living and working in Peckham, London. I have just graduated from London College of Communication with a BA Honour in Surface Design. I love drawing so my work most often always starts with pencil and pen sketches that I then try to develop into highly detailed drawings. Then I manipulate them on the computer too try to create something unusual. My interests lie in the concept of kitsch and the idea of bad taste, this is what I have tried to explore in my recent works.

I am trying to take these ideas and make them into soft furnishings, my Degree Pieces and showing at New Designers were upholstered chairs, stools, cushion, wallpaper and fabric hangings to create a living room scene. I used the colour scene of light pastels to create a kitsch look. My designs used in these pictures were based loosely on the idea of damask design and ogee repeats.’

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I will be exhibiting wallpaper at the London Design Festival as part of the CAMAC Student Wallpaper Competition that is open to the public from the 12th September to 3rd October.

Lyndsay McCartney Website | @lfmccartney