What do you make? Tell us a bit about your creative process.

I create paper and fabric products from my patterns and I also collaborate with clients, licensing my designs for their products.

My patterns start out as sketches (usually on paper) and I re-draw them on the computer. From there I will build a pattern and play around with the colours; this process can often take awhile for a complex design. I usually select a handful of designs that I like the best and use the patterns or motifs on my products. I currently sew up my fabric products, so I wear many hats in my creative business!

What do you want people to feel when they experience your work? 

I would love people to feel a bit of joy each time they see or use my work.  Being a practical person myself, I try to combine function and design together, so my products are pratical and nice to look at!

What benefits do you see in being a woman in the creative community?

I have been able to connect with so many female creatives - there seems to be a lot of us out there and it’s such a supportive environment. Although I work by myself, I don’t feel so alone when I connect with so many women working on their creative businesses, who are often in similar situations (i.e. have kids or in day jobs). 

Who are some of the women in your life that inspire or influence you the most?

My mum is such a strong woman who works extremely hard. I’m also inspired to do my best for my two girls to show them what’s possible if they put their mind to it.

What do you love most about the festive season? 

I love the build up to Christmas. The decorations, good spirits and giving, spending time with family and friends as well as planning a well earned break. 

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December 02, 2021 — Marianne Duval