28 August 2015

Designer Spotlight - Freya Moses

As you may have seen on our website, we recently launched the exclusive Hero&Cape X Momomoses capsule collection designed by illustrator Freya Moses. Well we caught up the the talented Miss Moses and picked her brain a little!

What is your day job?

I am a senior technician for screen printed and digitally printed textiles at Falmouth University

How did you get into your job?

I was actually a student on the course and I was lucky enough to get the job pretty soon after graduating

What do you like best about what you do?

I get to be surrounded by creativity every day which is really exciting, no two days are the same!  It’s so cool having such a hands on, practical job doing what I love to do – print!

Tell us a bit about your collaboration project with Hero&Cape

I first discovered Hero & Cape on Instagram and loved their style. I thought my stuff would go really well with theirs so I just got in touch. I am really up for collaborations as they are such a good way of getting to know other creative people. I used to be too scared to get in touch with companies but now I just go for it and it is really paying off.

Who or what is the main inspiration behind your work?

That question is like being asked what my favourite sandwich is, there are just too many to choose from! Memes, plastic, pink, Keith Haring, glitter, dreams, cat gifs, fun, Japan, subcultures, Memphis Group…
A lot of the time though my designs are just stuff from my head!

Which piece of your work are you most proud of?

I have recently done an illustration to be included in a book for a well known restaurant. The book will be getting published early next year so I’m pretty proud of that!

What is your favourite/most important possession?

I recently got a puppy called Panda, she is the coolest dog I have ever met and sits with me in the studio helping me with my work.

What one thing do you do better than anyone you know?

I would like to answer with something really cool but I think I will have to say worry! I am a born worrier but I like to think I use all of my nervous energy to be a more productive designer.

What was the last movie you watched and what do you give it out of 10?

It was Finding Nemo and I’m proud to say I would give it 10/10!

What would be the title of your autobiography?

I think I would have to call it ‘Eternal Teenager’ I am terrified about having to be an adult one day so I’m putting it off for as long as possible.

What is your life long ambition?

To run my own print studio full time designing and selling my own work. I have my own studio at the moment where I do all of my work (I mostly procrastinate!) but I don’t get to spend a lot of time in there at the moment. I also want to go to Japan, I am so inspired by all of the subcultures over there and I want to see it all in real life!

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?

Probably something involving matching chocolates to their wrappers…haha!!

You can find the exclusive Hero&Cape X Momomoses collection HERETo see more of Freya's work, head over to her website at www.freyamomomoses.co.uk

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