Natalie Born

Natalie is an illustrator and designer currently living in Switzerland. Her work is a playful exploration of humorous characters, whimsical animals and graphic botanicals that crosses over from fashion into art, influenced by her own unique humour and character.

By cutting, pasting, slicing, manipulating and coloring paper into simple shapes and forms, she experiments with hybrids and contrasts that curiously fascinate her, finding endless possibilities . She loves to continuously create and invent, finding it necessary to be hands on with her work while using her beloved scalpel, pattern-cutting tools, fine-liners, brush pen, colourful markers, adhesive-roll and correction tape.

Natalie’s illustrations reflect her long time involvement and passion with fashion, starting from her studies at St. Martin’s College of Art & design in London, a celebrated school where she also lectured. Her sketchbooks embody treasures where her artistic innovations and narrations are let loose and developed. These unique paper-cut illustrations, linear drawings, doodles and patterns are then fine-tuned to form compositions which are used as prints for textiles, stationery and apparel.

www.natalieborn.com

ZigZagZurich collaborates with artists and designers, both established and new, on unique collections transformed into textiles under the direction of creative director Michele Rondelli and the founders of ZigZagZurich.