After 15 years designing for the likes of Conran Shop, Heals and Jamie Oliver, Gail Bryson has gone back to her printing roots, creating a limited-edition range of hand-made geometric screen prints.
Gail’s prints have been selling in homewares company Pedlars since 2008 and her most successful print is onto it’s 4th edition. Since the collaboration she knew she wanted to do something in her own name and also knew that she wanted to get back into the print room, a craft she loved when she was studying -- she graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996 with a degree in Applied Design and Printed Textiles.
“I wanted to get away from my computer where I have done so much of my work in recent years and get messy in the print room again,” said Gail. “Surprises and accidents happen in the print room and I love the excitement of seeing how things turn out, and the fact that each piece I create is truly unique.”
Gail lives in London, but prints from her hometown of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She has had two stand alone print exhibitions in London and has featured in the Love from Darkroom exhibition and The Loft Project in London.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996, Gail worked as a textile designer and colourist at The Conran Shop. In 2000 she joined design agency The Nest, working there until 2006 when she struck out on her own working with aforementioned clients Heals, Jamie Oliver and Pedlars as well as Ny-lon, Stylus, WGSN and Balineum. She also forms one half of design duo BrysonLoxley with friend and collaborator Tamsin Loxley and works on a variety of product, graphic and packaging design projects.
TRIANGLE SCREEN PRINT FOR PEDLARS