One designer shares her creative journey from first sketch to final stitch

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Kim blends traditional and modern materials and resources to create vibrant, impactful designs that are inspired and proven using intuitive, connected technology. Her process begins with her workspace, where she uses natural objects, photographs, and magazine tears to create inspirational moodboards.

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Using her Samsung Galaxy S21 phone, she takes pictures of these and then uses Quick Share to transfer initial sketches and ideas to her Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360, where she can access her design collection, Discover past work and ideas that can inform their design.

The piece featured in the video is called the Shadow Saboteur, a playful design that represents two sides of it: the fiery person “who wants to move forward and connect with the world”, and the shadow image that hangs behind.


Once her sketch is ready, she transfers it to the lino, cuts it out and prints the design using a roller press. Kim photographs it and uploads it to her laptop, where she masters the design, and experiments with color and texture.

“I blow up the image really big, so I can clearly see what needs cleaning up.” She also uses her Samsung S-Pen to add additional details and design elements directly to the screen. “Technology is absolutely integral to my work,” she says.

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Once she is happy with the design she transfers it to the garments she hand-sews. “Getting it on clothes adds another dimension to it, and gets you excited about what you do,” she says. “I love it. It’s super fun.”

Click on the video link to see Kim’s design process in action, and how technology helps shape her ideas.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G available from £1349


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