Based in London, Linda Baritski creates illustrations and designs exploring her love of color, pattern and type. She currently collaborates with lifestyle brands who have a similar appreciation for bold and playful imagery. Growing up in Japan and the U.S. she was exposed to lots of animation and colorful pattern design. Her influences range from artists Tadanori Yokoo, Peter Max, and Patrick Caulfield to designers like The Memphis Group & Paula Scher. Prior to her freelance career she worked as an Art Director for Warner Bros.
Michelle D'Urbano is a Fashion and Textile design graduate specializing in surface design for both fashion and interiors. She earned her degree in visual arts at Nelson Mandela University and graduated cum laude. Michelle’s artistic skills and specializations range across a variety of techniques such as screen and digital printing, hand dyeing, machine and hand knitting, and crochet, amongst others. She lives in Zambia and is now focused on launching her career in freelance textile design.
Kelli DePaolis is a Chicago-based sketcher, painter and designer. Her Instagram page, @hautemod, showcases her paintings and wall installations inspired by a unique blend of her favorite fashion influences, 60s mod vibes and distinctive, striking color. She has painted installations on store, restaurant and office walls, interior statement walls in homes, large-scale canvases, and now with her DESEDA collaborations, silk scarf designs. Her art is derived from pure passion and has an abstract and scratchy feel. Kelli enjoys incorporating her signature style of many textures and bold colors into her works.
Erin Dollar is the designer and maker behind Cotton & Flax. Erin brings a simple, modern aesthetic vision to her business, approaching textile design as a blend of fine art and fine craft. After studying fine art printmaking at UC Santa Cruz, Erin continued her studio practice and produced artworks on paper in Portland, Oregon. She then began a series of experimental printmaking projects and spent two years refining her aesthetic vision and perfecting printing processes before founding Cotton & Flax in 2012.
Valero Doval is a collage artist graduated in Fine Arts from The Polytechnic University of Valencia, finishing his studies at The University of Barcelona. His approach is an enlightening mix of illustration and collage filled with color, wit and style. He uses a combination of vintage imagery, nature and delicate handwork to produce artwork full of rich narrative. Valero is currently living and working in London, where he spends most of his time working on a creative mix of editorial commissions, packaging design and personal work.
Baldemar Fierro is a freelance photographer based in Laguna Beach, CA. Baldemar combines the novelist's obsession with details and the poet's fascination with beauty. Fusing the two in large-scale photos, he composes visual stories --
pieces that leave the viewer full of the sorts of questions that our society rarely bothers with anymore. They are the output of someone who unearths magic in strange places and invite each of us to do the same. In doing so, he enables the viewer to form a relationship with the art, breathing a part of themselves into each image.
Jeremy Harnell is an award-winning music producer, illustrator and graphic designer specializing in collections featuring bold illustrations influenced by media, pop culture and nostalgia. Originally from Orange County, California, he's now based in South East England. Jeremy has created editorial illustrations and print designs for some of the UK's largest art buyers, retailers, museums, and magazines including John Lewis, The National Gallery, Tate and Snapchat. In 2014, he also founded Sons of Wolves, a design studio producing limited edition art prints and apparel.
Detroit native Elise Mesner (now based in Los Angeles) is an eclectic-minded painter, illustrator, fashion/costume designer, stylist, taste maker, cross-media artist, and fine art photographer/creative director working and dipping into all arty media. Creamy colors, plants, fresh air, and drops of neon rule her world. With whimsy forever as her guide and a pocket full of moxie, she's known for creating idyllic dreamscapes, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as on the canvas.
Deeply shaped by her childhood adventures on a former alfalfa farm outside of Oaxaca, Mexico, and coming of age in the lush green wilderness of Southern Oregon, Sonora MindWerl is an artist moved by experiences in nature. Working across mediums of photography, illustration and painting, her art reflects her sensitivity and her reverence for natural surroundings. Inspired by global travel experiences and living in the moment, Sonora shares reflections on her journey of self-discovery through her artistic work.
Kasia Niemczynska is a London based illustrator. After graduating from University of Marie Curie Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland with a Master Degree in Arts, she worked as an in-house print designer for LPP Poland and later for FashionLab UK. She then moved to pursuing her career as freelance illustrator. Her work has been showcased at Berlin's Biennale of Illustration and Graphic Art and blue chip gallery Walton Fine Arts in London. Her previous clients include Apple, ASOS, and the Regent Street Festival, amongst others
Tishya Oedit is a surface pattern designer currently based in London. With a background in fashion design, Tishya has focused on designing print for textiles, home decor and stationery in recent years. She has also added hand lettering and illustration to her repertoire. Tishya finds daily inspiration in a variety of objects, artworks and greenery from the museums and gardens she visits on a frequent basis. When she’s not designing, Tishya loves to travel, cook, eat, and dance.
Roxy van Bemmel
Roxy van Bemmel is a fashion designer that specializes in print design and fashion illustration. In 2017 she graduated with a BA in Fashion Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem. Roxy loves using big shapes, bright colors and clashing patterns to create an element of visual surprise and depth to her designs. She has surrounded herself with plants in her small apartment in Utrecht, the Netherlands, which inspire her every day.
Bridget Whited is currently finishing her studies at Lake Forest College, where she is majoring in Studio Art with a photography focus and a minor in digital media design. She enjoys all formal elements of fine arts, but her true passion is photography. Bridget has photographed people from a variety of backgrounds and enjoys working on conceptual ideas. Her portfolio also includes event-based work and portraits. Recently she expanded her artistic skills by diving head first into the world of graphic illustration and design.
Our team collaborates with artists to transform their artwork into original, modern silk scarf designs. Every now and then we are tempted to pick up the pencil and bring our own scarf concepts to life, as illustrated through the MUSE collection. Shaped by two decades of daily dressing for everything from Wall Street to the playground, our focus is on delivering an urbane yet fresh aesthetic for DESEDA. Continually seeking creative insight, we source inspiration via travel adventures, interior design, and the people + music that move us.
The DESEDA Artist Collective
Also known as DearCo
DearCo is our initiative to cultivate a community of artists from around the world to become our go-to collaborators in developing our original, creative scarf designs.
There are two primary ways in which we collaborate with DearCo artists:
1. Direct commissions
2. Themed open calls
All of our commissions and open call selections are paid opportunities. DESEDA names and acknowledges the artists behind our collaborations in celebration of their work and talent.
Submit your work
We always welcome being introduced to artists who are interested in DearCo. If we determine that you would be a good fit for DearCo based on your submission we'll be in touch!