I am really excited about today’s designer featuring on the ‘One to Watch’ series. I have been a fan of Donna Wilson
for quite sometime now, so to have her answer a few questions is mind blowing 🙂 Her quirky knitted designs are just so cosy and so much fun and also her ceramics are really cute too. I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do! This talented designer is just lovely so let’s find out a little bit more about her…
When did you realise you had a passion for design?
I think it was at quite a young age, I was always drawing and making things, and was always most happy with a pencil in my hand. I didn’t know what I wanted to be as a child, but knew it was going to be something to do with art/design.
Where do you inspirations come from?
All over the place, the landscape, music, dreams, magazines, ceramics, Scandinavian design, people. Sometimes I just see a tiny snippit of something which triggers an idea, which is then developed into a product.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
There has been so many highlights, working with a great team of people which help me to have the best job! Meeting designers like Rob Ryan and Orla kiely, and making the creatures and props for a music video for Gideon Conn. This year it would also have to be winning the Elle Deco British designer of the year award.
What do you hope to achieve in 5 years time?
I hope to continue developing interesting, happy, exciting, beautiful cosy friendly products for nice people!
What famous artists/designers do you admire or inspires you the most?
I like Alexander Girard, Stig Lindburg, My grandma!(but she wasn’t famous)
What five words would best describe you?
colourful, smiley (most of the time) messy, bendy, Scottish.
What 5 things couldn’t you live with out?
A sketchbook, a stapler, music, colourful paints the sea.
I hope you have enjoyed having a snoop on Donna Wilson’s take on life. I think she is utterly charming and her designs are just so cute which match her personality. Can’t wait to see more loveliness from her.
Image credit Gareth Hacker