Georgia Smelt is a surface pattern designer from North Devon, inspired by natural forms and coastal regions. Illustrative and innovative material experimentation, combined with playful digital exploration on Adobe suites, makes her work both lively and bold.
Titled ‘Manakai’ meaning spirit of the ocean, Georgia’s graduate collection is developed by spray painting seaweed. A concept derived from the physical investigation of Instow beach, set where the Torridge river meets the Taw estuary. This collection of repeating patterns and statement prints, intended for surf apparel and hardware, is bold and brave; embodying the core of Georgia’s practice through expressive use of colour, process and pattern.