Tell us a little bit
My name is Amy Sia I'm an Australian born London based
textile print design. I studied fashion design at university in Melbourne and
worked within the fashion design industry in Melbourne where I grew up. After a
few years I moved to London and it was whilst here that I made the switch from
fashion to textile print design.
When did you first
realise that you had a passion for design?
I always loved art and painting as a child. I remember my
favourite activity being drawing flowers and dresses and being excited about
all the fluro and neon paints I got to paint with in grade one, so I think I've
always loved design!
Which other designers
do you look up to?
There are so many
talented designers across many mediums! Some of my favourite textile print
designers are Helen Dealtry, Juli Sanchez, Nikki Strange and Jess Priest.
What advice would you
give to the future generation of designers?
My advice to new designers would be to find your own voice
and not give up. Social media has opened up a world of inspiration and it is so
easy to discover lots of different designers and see their work which is
amazing and fun, the flipside of this is that it is a lot easier to be heavily
influenced by other people and also to compare your own career path to other
designers. Comparing yourself and copying other people is boring and a bad idea
there's only one you so work hard and create your own style that is way more
Where do you get your
inspiration for your designs?
I love to look at the beauty of God's creation, there is so
much in nature that is incredibly and endlessly inspiring, from a gorgeous
sunset, flowers, animals and bugs just to name a few things! I also love
looking to art and fashion and seeing what is on the catwalk, in store, at
markets and at exhibitions.
Do you like to craft?
I love a bit of craft! There's something very relaxing about
working with your hands I'm not highly skilled though!
What is your
favourite Trimcraft collection so far?
I love Tracy Porter's First Edition Kaleidoscope collection
it is so colourful, wild and fun!
What trends can we
expect to see from you in the future?
I've just come back from Lisbon and there were so many
inspiring tiles so I think there's definitely a few tile print designs in the
future for me!
Do you have any
I enjoy cooking, seeing art exhibitions, trawling flea
markets and travelling and a little bit of DIY. At the moment I have been
upcycling some furniture, so there has been a bit of spray painting, painting,
If we gave you a
million pounds how would you spend it?
I would probably go on a road trip
around Europe stopping off at flea markets in search of fun treasures to fill
my home with and art supplies, some watercolour brushes, beautiful papers and