Hello and welcome to my first blog post at Umeed Design!
I want this page to let you know who I am as a person as well as a designer; but also give you lovely people a taste of my journey within design! I hope you enjoy my blogs as well as my creative journey...
Let's start off with the easy part shall we? So... who am I?
My name is Ana and I'm from Swindon, a town based in Wiltshire. I was born and raised here by both of my amazing parents. My ethnicity belongs to Pakistan as both of my parents were born there. Having a complete different culture than most of my friends, while growing up, was tough but I grew to love that part of me. It's what made me feel unique. I went to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study Textiles for 3 years, I graduated with a BA Honours in summer 2018. I now work full time while designing on the side.
You may be thinking, 'how did you get into designing?'.
Well, when I was in school, I wanted to be so many different things; doctor, teacher, anything that involves helping people. But those career choices didn't really make me look forward to beginning that lifestyle. Then, I was told how well I was doing within textiles and Art which threw me off guard because that was the first time I was told I was good at anything. That is when I knew I wanted to be a designer. My initial dream job was to be an interior designer but during my third year of university I was introduced to designing for stationery, and that is a field I have not looked into designing for. I am so grateful to my lecturers for showing us all parts of designing because now I truly know who I am as a designer and what I want to do. Textile and Surface Pattern Designing. It's main technique is my favourite part of designing; digital design. It's another sense of freedom for me. I feel like I can do anything with digital design and it is amazing.
What are the techniques used within my designing?
My main technique is digital design using photoshop and illustrator; you can do absolutely anything on those programmes and is so worth our time. Hand embroidery is another technique that will be in some of my designs, it's so therapeutic to me but also really brings that design to life, different kind of embroidery stitches have different textural feelings and it makes you feel excited how it'll feel when you finish stitching. To create my designs, I love going through a process which consists of; drawings, paintings, experimenting then designing. It's a journey process that we all would have learnt from school and it's now a part of me.
I hope you all can spend some time looking around at the work I have created within the past year on my webpage! I will be uploading more blogs on my current design project, so keep an eye out! I will also be opening an Etsy store to sell soft furnishings and stationery, I will keep you updated on when I will be opening!
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon inspirers!