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Crystal Kruger is a textile and surface pattern designer based in Sydney, Australia. She has a dual qualification in Fashion Design & Textiles and Design Education from the Whitehouse Institute of Design. She also has a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of New South Wales. Crystal founded her creative business, Skye St. Studio in 2018 after a decade of working in design education, as well as the fashion and textile industries.
Crystal designs predominately by hand,v using gouache paint, watercolour and pencil. These original works are then digitised to create unique surface pattern designs. Crystal’s work is inspired by her intrepid travels around the world exploring history, culture, design and the wonders of the natural environment. Crystal is a coffee-obsessed creative at heart who is always seeking beauty and balance in her life, set to a soundtrack of jangly indie rock. She is obsessed with the power of art, design, colour, print and pattern to create must-have products that allow the consumer to express their personality.
Crystal’s business, Skye St. Studio, specialises in working with other creatives to deliver textile print design and surface pattern designs for fashion, textiles and lifestyle products. The philosophy is to create exciting, fun, fashion-forward prints with a unique perspective. Working with hand-painted motifs is the point of difference that Crystal offers her clients, allowing for the beautiful natural variation in tones and textures to come through in her work, giving her designs their life and soul.vity and to share it with others.
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