Michelle Tonta is a printed textile designer expecting to graduate from Winchester School of Art in June 2014. She has previously interned at Zandra Rhodes, Jane Carr and Mirjam Rouden and takes inspiration from designers such as Peter Pilotto and Hermione de Paula. We have loved printing Michelle’s lively, vibrant designs! Another talent sure to do well as a textile designer. All pictures are copyright of Michelle Tonta.
“My love of both detailed and loose hand-drawings and paintings informs much of my work. I then translate these drawings into designs using digital manipulation whilst also trying to retain the painterly feel of my hand-rendered imagery. I also juxtapose these drawings with photographic elements by hand and CAD, experimenting with different composition ideas to get the best effect.”
“Colour and pattern play a huge part within my designs and these emanate through my work. My design process results in vibrant and eye-catching prints for both fashion and interiors and I aspire to keep producing such dynamic and captivating prints.”