Hello there! I'm Jay Anderson, a professional designer and visual artist, mother of 2 lovely girls and a bit of a traveller.
My creative process is continually influenced by my love of graphic design, texture, photography, fabric, typography, pattern and paper. I can get lost when working on a medium that has already has sense of form and shape, so papers, fabrics or packaging materials, for example, get altered from their original state and combined with type, print, drawing or shapes to produce a piece of work.
An important aspect of my work is intuitive with inspiration often coming from a photograph I’ve taken or references that I’ve stored in my studio for many many months until the time is right for me to use them. I bring them together to explore the abstract traces of experiences and visual thoughts I have – ever changing and varied. I love working from sources such as mixed media, textures, lettering and imagery here at my studio in the heart of Fife, Scotland.
I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, far too many years ago to remember. My clients have been mostly UK companies such as Marks & Spencer, Boots, Debenhams & Next etc to name a few but it’s my personal work that allows me to explore and go off on creative tangents. Over the last 20 years I've been lucky enough to have been a childrens fashion illustrator, graphic designer, textile designer and mixed media artist. My latest commission went to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
And then when I want to have some fun I work with my little characters illustrations you can see here. I’ve grouped them under ‘Ziggy and Friends’. These start as drawn illustrations and are often used as the basis for digitally printed artwork, badges, accessories and cards.
Finally - I love to find out about other creatives, so every week I produce a 'Creative Interview' with artists, makers, designers and other creative people I admire. You'll find that at my Red Road Design blog.
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Share your thoughts with me, thanks for dropping by – I’d love to hear from you ... cheerio !!!! Jay