Freya Gardner is a British designer specialising in illustrative design for luxury interior, fashion and fine art products. Emphasis on quality and craftmanship, process and exploration lie at the heart of her creative practice.
Freya's work marries her affinity for fine art and science. This fusion is brought together in a distinctive visual language which celebrates the nature world with an added touch of whimsy, bringing attention to its curiosities and hidden wonders.
Rich in detail, colour and character, Freya's work brings a contemporary twist to traditional draughtmanship. Alongside this signature aesthetic is a strong methodology which is underpinned by the desire to preserve analogue skills, whilst embacing digital technology and sustainable production methods.
Every element is hand-drawn in fine detail by Freya. Many of her signature designs are created using a pen and the simple technique of stippling. Each component is scanned, digitally coloured and assembled to create the final composition. These layered designs can take several weeks to create, before being digitally printed onto paper and silks using top quality manufacturers in the UK.
Freya graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016 with an MA in Printed Textiles. She has worked on several freelance design and creative consultancy projects for brands including The National Trust, WGSN and Monsoon Accessorize. In addition to her studio practice, Freya works in higher education as both the Specialist Technical Instructor in Printed & Dyed Textiles and Visiting Lecturer for BA (Hons) Textiles at The Arts University Bournemouth.