Tamara’s love of pattern design grew while studying fashion at the Whitehouse Institute in Sydney. Her passion for the art of textile design eventually lead her to studies at Melbourne’s RMIT, followed by an internship at Scottish design firm Timorous Beasties. In 2010, Tamara setup Funky Wombat Textiles; her studio in Collingwood from which she designed and produced a range of soft furnishings prior to establishing Tamara Design Co, her new practice that she operates from Canberra.
While much of Tamara’s initial production was centred around an old table that she had converted into a screen printing bench, the introduction of digital printing into the industry allowed her to expand her design ranges to include wallpaper and fabrics that were previously out of reach for a boutique studio.This opened a broader range of opportunities, with regular requests from clients for both commercial and residential commissions.
The next stage see's Tamara’s studio grow in a different direction, expanding the practice to make the most of the interior architecture degree that she is studying at the University of Canberra, making it possible to fulfil her dream of design control for both the art and the spaces on which it is displayed.
Tamara is available for commissions and collaborations: please see contact details below.