Ryan Deighton is a UK based surface pattern designer, who has a passion for mid century and retro design that can be seen as a major inspiration towards his design identity. He loves to use collage craft, digital processes and illustration within his work that is then transformed into his signature graphic design style. He uses a series of bold colourful shapes and textures to recreate a nostalgic essence in a contemporary format. Ryan has created a bunch of fun and playful prints ideal for children’s bedrooms, bathrooms and playrooms that capture and inspire the imagination of children. Take a look at what he had to say to BoomBoom Prints:
BBP: If you had to describe your designs in 5 words or less, what would you say?
Colourful, Bright, Graphic and Playful
BBP: What is your favorite you use to create your artwork
I love to use collaged papers, acetate sheets and fine black pen to produce my initial ideas and illustrations. I then love to transform my ideas into digitally produced prints and patterns.
BBP: What would you tell a kid who said they wanted to be an artist?
Go for it! Be experimental and try out lots of different techniques. Remember to have lots of fun and get your friends involved.
BBP: What do you find inspires you most?
Patterns and prints from the 1950s mainly inspire me, as I love the colours and playful compositions. I also love mid century illustrations and packaging which provide me with lots of exciting ideas.
BBP: What do you like most about collaborating with Boom Boom Prints? What are your thoughts on the idea of customizable artwork?
I love how Boom Boom Prints provide a platform for me to showcase my work with the potential of my prints going to good homes.
BBP: Who is your favorite artist?
My favorite artist is Lucienne Day, a 1950s textile designer. Her experimental and abstract prints are very innovative of its time and are still seen as very contemporary today.
BBP: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip with extra toppings is a classic favorite however I do love a good lemon sorbet in the summer.
BBP: What was something that was near and dear to you as a child?
As a child I use to have a blue bear that went everywhere with me however as I grew up my younger sister took him under her wing so its good to know that my blue bear is still getting looked after.