The moment when a flock of white willow grouses suddenly fly away, or when you realize the graphic pattern of trees standing next to each other, the feeling of moss in my finger tips, rhythm of flowing water in flat rock, and the taste of wild herb leaf.
Experiences are my inspirations and the important source of my creativity. Especially the wild Northern Scandinavia and the nature of Lapland inspire with their vividness and clarity. Inspiration comes as a surprise and happens in an atmosphere where you can be present with all your senses open. As a wanderer designer I want to capture those experiences, atmospheres and details that intuitively feel meaningful and aesthetic. I use hand-made sketches and paintings together with digital techniques. In fabrics I wish to pass stories that start live their own life through the hard and soft material.
Since my childhood I have been driven by the need to do things with my hands, like painting, creating installations and handicrafts. That need led me to study art, graphic design (BA) and textile design (BA). Now I am working as a freelancer entrepreneur designing visuals and textile surfaces for clients, producing my own textile designs and challenging my creativity with multi-artistic projects.
Read more about Tanja: http://www.patternsfrom.fi/blog/introducing-designers-tanja-kallio/
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