I run Amanda Joy Designs - a studio that creates fun and professional designs that are on-trend and unique in the Australian market place.
We make beautiful designs for: Quilting * Homewares * Sewing Craft. * Stationery * Soft furnishings * and so much more.
Amanda Joy Designs specialise in modern Australiana animal and nature prints, featuring Australian native flora & fauna (even before it became a 'thing' :).
Amanda Joy designs feature playful Australian birds and accompanying florals, blossoms and leaves. There are also sweet Australian furry friends (wombats, echidna's and platypus!) as well as Bilby's and Australian Christmas collections.
The brand has branched out to become a studio where Amanda oversees the brand story and brings new illustrations to life.
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I began my design journey when I decided I needed to know how to make the beautiful patterns I saw all around me. I left my corporate career & went back to art school to do colour and design, and completed a Diploma in Visual Arts and Design then went on to do a Diploma in Surface Design. I quickly realised I had a knack for this design thing when I went on to be a finalist and winner in numerous award categories during my studies.
I then designed textiles, wallpaper and soft furnishings for 5 star Hotels, including Seaworld Gold Coast Australia. I became a licensed fabric designer with Kennard & Kennard Fabrics in 2017, and have not looked back since. I now co-own Australiana Fabrics, and am soon to launch an exciting new homewares brand: Teahouse Textiles.