Emma Scott initially studied fashion, but she currently is studying for her Illustration degree at Plymouth College of art.
‘After initially studying a year of fashion, I decided to pursue my love of design and drawing and study BA Hons Illustration at Plymouth college of art. Currently a second year, I delved in editorial, sequential illustration and card design for my university work, however when completing a module that involved producing work for upcoming competitions I realised my love for repeat pattern and print design. After lots of experimenting with style, I decided that rendering my work in Illustrator was the best way forward to create bold, eye catching and sophisticated designs.’
‘I like to create prints that are fun and quirky and am heavily influenced by my surroundings, personal interests and everyday life. I also love to hear ideas from the public, friends and family so often take influence from conversations with them. The main aim with my work is to be individual, to create something that is a little bit different to everyone else and that also expresses my personality.
At first designing prints simply developed into a hobby of mine, and I began sharing the designs on my blog to just get some feedback. After receiving some positive comments from the general public, I decided to pull in my previous experience from studying fashion and actually put the prints to good use! That is when ELE Designs was born, I started by getting my first ever pattern, entitled Classy lady, printed onto some plain cotton fabric. With only a metre of the fabric I had to be resourceful so decided the way forward was to create accessories for both home and beauty, and with a bit of hard work and love my first ELE collection was born.’
‘At present ELE is still a very small and upcoming business, and I am still producing new prints and accessories to be placed on the store. I try to create a new print every week and the ones that get the best response are generally printed on fabric and made into products for the store. For me it is a dream come true to be able to combine my love of design and craft into my work and love being busy with lots of little projects to keep me occupied. For now I will be continuing to complete my degree, along with running ELE and having as many experiences as possible so that my prints can continue to be exciting, fun and unique.’