I found someone who I would rank as one of the best contemporary designers. Fanny Shorter.
Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker. Her distinctive, detailed work is largely inspired by her very English upbringing.
The daughter of a physics teacher and a music teacher, she grew up in a school in Winchester, surrounded by idyllic countryside and historic buildings in an aesthetically crowded house crammed with prints and patterns on books, plates, cushions, rugs and wallpaper. English holidays, frequents visits to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and National Trust properties as well as an entire childhood in a school are an evident and enduring influence.
She trained as an illustrator and her clients have included Twinings, the Cutty Sark and the Wellcome Collection. She divides her time between her freelance illustration work and expanding her screen-printed product range at her studio in Bloomsbury, London.
Her work is the perfect blend of sophistication, concept and great design. Oh my and can that girl draw! A real pearl! I hope to see more of her work in the future.