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.
‘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.’
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.