Saturday, 29 September 2012

Justine Ellis Designs - Screen Printing

Changing Careers can often be a brave and hard thing to do for anyone, but for Justine Ellis it was just the beginning. Find out more here in this interview below, Justine features in our book Inspired:London and we are excited to talk to her today about her journey into screen printing and design.

What is name and background behind your company?

I have been screen printing for nearly 10 years, but I finally took the plunge and left my day job as a Special Needs Teacher about 3 years ago. Since then, I have been printing like mad and teaching others to do the same.

Where are you based?
I’m based in woody enclave between Crystal Palace & Dulwich.

How long have you been in business for?
For about 3 years.

What do you love most about living in London?
What’s not to love? I was born here and yet I still get that excited feeling when I see the glorious view as I cross the river by train.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by mid century art, architecture, design & textiles. Places I’ve been, places I imagine going. Colour, pattern & texture.

What advice would you give designers starting out?
Be supportive of your peers, share your knowledge and help each other out.

What is new for your company?
I’ve recently been making a range of hand printed lampshades, which are currently selling well.

You can pre-order your copy of Inspired:London  by Mary McDermott from We Make London
Follow the link to get your copy here

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