Before she had a brand name, and before it was even a puzzle company, Kristy O’Kane knew she was building a female-centric team. The ethos of supporting, uplifting and working alongside other women was going to be the key to her business model. The name Okay Lady seemed obvious, neatly referencing her own surname and summing up the philosophy of the brand; letting women everywhere know ‘it’s Okay to need your downtime too Lady’.
Beck is a surface designer who has a love of creating patterns and making things. After working as a graphic designer for many years and yearning to create something away from the computer, Beck enrolled herself into a couple of screen-printing courses, which led her to become fascinated with pattern repeats and eventually start studying textiles. Beck loves to draw and gets her inspiration from her travels, nature and life around Melbourne. She starts her patterns from sketches on paper, which she then digitises on the computer using Adobe Illustrator. Putting together a pattern is almost like fitting jigsaw pieces together for her. She started Fabric Drawer while living and working in London, spending many hours (in the cold...
Creative Minds’ aim is to publish high-quality books that provide practical advice and oodles of inspiration for creative professionals. Whether it’s a practical, information-based book like Owning It, or more interview-based like The Leap Stories and Conversations with Creative Women, the underlying theme is to educate the reader about the tools you need to make creative work a sustainable livelihood.
Abby Seymour is an Australian jeweller renowned for her distinctive print mark making signature style. Her multifaceted and creative practice spans jewellery, objects and print, the diverse designs all entail detailed and intricate hand formed marks paired with bold, hard edge geometry, together reflecting a restrained and quiet simplicity that informs her cohesive brand identity.