Kirstie Williams is a practising designer and printmaker. She primarily works with screen printing processes for textiles and paper products such as tea towels, pouches, lampshades, wall hangings, cards and prints. She is influenced by 1950s surface pattern, creating bold, abstract and geometric patterns.
Sustainability plays a strong role in her design process and she explores Slow Design philosophies through making, emphasising slowness in the creation and consumption of products to instill quality and foster traditions.
Kirstie is a founder and committee member of Leeds Print Workshop, a Cooperative printmaking studio located in the centre of Leeds. Established in 2016, LPW aims to offer affordable printmaking facilities to people in Leeds and surrounding areas and also bring new people to the medium through a range of printmaking workshops and courses.
Kirstie also works as the Maker Spaces Manager at The Art House in Wakefield where she oversees the memberships and public courses for the Darkroom, Printmaking and Ceramics community studios.
She has previously worked as a Lecturer in Art & Design at Shipley College and an Associate Lecturer and Print Technician at Leeds College of Art. She gained an MA in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE for Further and Higher Education in 2014.