Meet the artists in our Sheridan Sydney Design Studio
Housing a team of talented artists, textile designers and master weavers, our Sheridan Sydney Design Studio is where all of our unique prints and patterns are designed, illustrated and painted by hand.
With a long history of freehand painting, dating back to our establishment in 1967, this collaborative space carries on the Sheridan tradition of innovative and inspired design. Drawing inspiration from seasonal design retreats across the country, our in-house artists work to channel their surroundings into one of a kind, original artworks. Each with a rich and diverse set of skills, our design team experiments with endless techniques from sketching and weaving to watercolour painting. Located in the heart of Sydney, the Sheridan Design Studio is a place of true creativity and innovation.
Jo Jaggs – General Manager of Design
As the General Manager of Design, Jo oversees the entire design team, working with each designer to develop our seasonal ranges. Combining research gathered on both international and domestic travels, Jo looks to key social movements, colours and fabric directions for the season ahead. Working closely with each artist, Jo fine tunes designs, reviews progress and trend forecasts for future collections.
Mark Travers – Head Designer
Whether it’s Paris or New York, it’s through his international travel that Mark is able to discover and communicate design movements as they evolve. Mark loves to inspire his team and witness the journey from conceptualisation to completion.
Bec Burnard – Head Designer
Working collaboratively with a team of textile designers, assistants and product developers, Bec travels both internationally and locally, sourcing inspiration from her surroundings to be used in original artworks. Working on three seasons at any given time, Bec overlays our unique Australian lens to the research gained on her travels.
Nicola Cook – Senior Designer
As senior designer for Baby and Kids, Nicola searches international fabric mills to find the highest quality fabrics for your little ones. She then travels throughout Australia with her Textile Designer to find inspiration for their hand-drawn and painted prints. Nicola works closely with the Sheridan quality team and The Red Nose Foundation to create safe, long lasting products for your babies and children.
Samantha Collins – Senior Designer
As a designer for loungewear, Samantha has a strong focus on sourcing beautifully soft fabrics. She works closely with the mills to develop luxurious fibres that are designed to feel like a second skin. Samantha carefully fits garments on models to ensure comfort and wearability are to the highest standard.
Dimity Green – Bed Accessories Product Specialist
Whether in cosy winter wool or cool breathable cotton, Dimity creates key bed accessories pieces that build a foundation for your perfect night’s sleep. Taking inspiration from global markets, Dimity develops innovations based on comfort and key advances in technology. Working across all natural and manmade materials, including local Australian fibres and internationally sourced textiles from specialist mills, Dimity searches high and low for the finest quality materials for the ultimate sleep.
Carmen Lingenau – Head Designer
As head designer for our Sheridan Outlet Stores, Carmen travels to international fabric mills to find the highest quality fabrics and textures to develop into designs that complement our existing Sheridan range. She and her team create exclusive hand-drawn and hand-painted original prints as well as decorate and bathe collections inspired by our vast and beautiful Australian landscape.
Sophie Tourier – Senior Textile Designer
Sophie experiments daily with textures and colourways, using a range of techniques to create prints and weaves each season. Taking inspiration from our immersive design retreats, her recent work reflects the beautiful landscapes of tropical far north Queensland, as well as the rich and diverse colours of the Great Barrier Reef.
Flavia White – Senior Textile Designer
Working across our international collections, Flavia develops designs for our Asia and European markets. Through experimenting with different techniques and adjusting her colour palette, Flavia creates artwork that appeals to a broad international customer. For Flavia, it’s all about painting and creating. Taking inspiration from nature and visits to botanical gardens, she specialises in beautiful hand-painted floral sketches.
Marc Paterson – Textile Designer
With a typical day spent drawing, painting and editing, Marc Paterson is in his ideal line of work. Marc creates beautiful artwork to be translated into wall art and wallpapers. With a background in fashion, Marc has a strong appreciation for Sheridan’s emphasis on well thought out and considered Australian design.
Ekaterina Borysyuk – Textile Designer
Working predominantly across Sheridan’s kids and baby and loungewear collections, Textile Designer Ekaterina Borysyuk creates anything from prints and patterns used for towels and bedding, to delicate embroidery on apparel garments. Working closely with Sheridan’s head designers, she reflects on seasonal design retreats when creating her work. Drawing inspiration from time spent within nature, Ekaterina’s designs are greatly influenced by the mood and creativity of these trips.
Bella Sun – Textile Designer
Originally from China, Bella studied textiles and graphic design upon moving to Australia. Bella loves highly detailed, intricate illustrations and mostly works with a pen and pencil here at Sheridan. Appreciating contemporary, abstract paintings that explore the use of different materials, Bella often finds inspirations from nature, art, architecture, texture and patterns.
Chrystel Samson – Textile Designer
Having worked in the Sheridan Sydney Design Studio for over two years, artist Chrystel Samson specialises in creating international and deluxe designs. Understanding the diversity of each demographic, she works to adapt her design style for our UK and Asia based customers. Chrystel’s passion is creating tonal, textural designs with delicate patterns and a contemporary feel. Finding inspiration in anything from textures to shadows, the opportunity to illustrate daily is what she loves most.
Josefine Brodd – Textile Designer
Josefine describes her style as simple and contemporary, a reflection of her Scandinavian heritage. Josefine’s artwork is transformed into anything from wall art to bed linen. It’s witnessing this journey from design to completion that she finds most rewarding. With a love for expressive and simplistic drawing, Josefine has a strong appreciation for the creative and collaborative nature of the Sheridan Sydney Design Studio.