Welcome to Amanda Joy Designs :) My aim is to bring the beauty of Australia's flora and fauna - indoors! I have been creating unique whimsical and professional Australian themed art and illustrations since 2014, before modern Australiana patterns even became a 'thing' :). I knew i was on to something when my designs were swiftly licensed out to fabric companies, stationery suppliers, and Hotels.
Today the business continues to focus on creating beautiful products with modern Australian designs. My studio creates beautiful art for fabrics, Fine Art prints and (soon to be!) homewares featuring Australian animal and nature prints.
My fabrics are available at Australiana Fabrics and Kennard and Kennard Fabrics, as well as stores across Australia.
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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, sell stunning Fine Art Prints, and am soon to launch an exciting new homewares brand: Teahouse Textiles.