“Beautiful design has been a part of my everyday life,” says Louise Hill, founder of Singapore-based studio Louise Hill Design. The artist and designer grew up surrounded by the beautiful curios collected by her artistic parents, who worked in advertising and various other design disciplines.
Hill started her creative journey as a junior designer at her father’s advertising practice, followed by stints at UK practices Peter Windett & Associates and Ian Logan Design; she worked on the packaging design of brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn, Fortnum & Masons and Whittard's Coffee.
“I loved working for these kinds of traditional brands, we worked with a lot of beautiful illustration and finely crafted typography, creating a strong heritage feel in a contemporary way,” shares Hill. “This style has definitely shaped the way I work today, using lots of fine and multi-layered details in my prints.”
Her namesake studio Louise Hill Design was first established in Hong Kong, retailing her limited-edition art prints. “I decided to take inspiration from daily life around me, using imagery of what I found beautiful, intriguing and fun and transfer it to my artwork,” she says. “In a city like Hong Kong which has so much beauty, energy and character by the bucketload; it was great fun and exciting coming up with ideas for my first few designs.”