The flower of the Pichkari Tree is the first I ever painted as an applied textile art. It is an explosive flower grouping with fiery red and orange hues. It’s flower buds are used among children as a water squirter, and different parts of the tree boast the ability to be a food, an artistic material, a medicine as well as a poison. Like the versatility of this tree, my artistic endeavors go beyond computers and paint brushes, I share a passion for design and the use of material in everything I do. I had the pleasure of standing beneath the shade of this stately tree and it’s bright bursts many years later while in Caracas, Venezuela.
And so Pichkari Design was inspired.
After graduating with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology, with a BFA in textiles, I’ve worked with a diverse set of companies, inclusive of printers, converters, manufacturers and suppliers. I’ve spent over a decade full time in the fashion industry as an Art Director and Textile Artist.
Contemporary Women’s wear has been the primary experience though I’ve extensively designed for Children’s, Juniors, Sleepwear, Swim, Active, and Accessories. Since inception of Pichkari Design, clients I regularly service are in the Home and hospitality sector. Covering categories in table top, decor pillows, curtains, wallpaper, and bed linens.
Versatile and passionate about my craft I offer innovative design concepts while keeping the end product and customer in scope. With strong knowledge of pattern making, through a certificate in fashion design; I specialize in engineered placement prints which has afforded me a niche spot in the field.
My drive for design goes beyond the scope of apparel and textiles. I’m is inspired by all that is around me and appreciate the process of transformation; whether it’s through play with my young twins, interior remodeling, woodworking, material manipulation, or behind the needle of a sewing machine. Inspiration is found in the ways the light bends.
With strengths that include trend forecasting, fabric development, merchandising, design leadership, team building, , and process implementation for all categories of design, I welcome the opportunity to provide consulting in building or re-structuring of your CAD team.
Pichkari Design is a full service textile design studio, inclusive of custom art by the piece or collection, CAD service work, and graphics.
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