Tartan, as a form of art,
started to become a passion of mine in 2008, when
I first became interested in my own family tartans...
Sim being a Sept of Clan Fraser, with currently
30 registered tartans.
with the visual aspect of tartan, I became fascinated
with the rich Scottish heritage that is associated
with this wonderful textile, both in modern day
designs, as well as the historic Clan Family tartans.
The fact that tartan can have a rationale woven
into the design, (a more modern trend), was quite
intriguing to me! The colours and patterns representing,
say, a family, individual, corporation, town,
district or even commemorating an event. I found
all this very interesting!
I also became interested in how actual images,
or representations of a specific object can be
incorporated in the new tartan! An example being
the Arbroath Abbey's portcullis (from the Arbroath
Seal) being represented in the Red Lichtie Arbroath
is a truly remarkable fabric ...having the power
to motivate and unify groups of people!
I have a reasonably long history in design, having
been trading in my own business as a graphic designer,
and fine artist, for the past 12 years. Prior
to that I was a senior graphic designer with a
design agency for 11 years, with a further 3 years
before that working my design apprenticeship.
result is 26 years experience in a number of creative
...and what I believe to be is a trained eye for
was just a matter of time before I discovered
how exciting tartan really is!
discovered that there are on average 200 or so
new tartans registered annually at the Scottish
Tartan Register in Edinburgh Scotland, making
new tartan design still very much a growing trend,
and something I was passionate about getting involved
So, over the past 4 years I've been developing
an increasing interest in tartan ...and I've been
learning the principles, and criteria of what
makes good tartan design. Eventually I decided
I wanted a new challenge, diversifying and shifting
my energies into the designing of tartan. My website
showcases my current designs ...with many more
on the drawing table. I'll update it regularly,
why not bookmark it, and visit me again?
you feel that you would like to entrust me with
designing your new tartan, be assured I would
give you my very best effort...
Your 100% satisfaction is my goal!
only is the aesthetics (the colours and geometry)
important to me, but also the rationale, as represented
in the design, and I'll work hard to incorporate
this in your new tartan.
free to contact me if you're interested in any
of the services I offer, or if you just want to
touch base with me.
You can also connect with me on facebook, where
I'll be hanging out regularly.
Speak to you soon,