Stephanie Hayward is an industrial design student at the University of Alberta who is constantly being drawn back into the world of 2D. She primarily makes illustrations and prints relating to mental health, femininity and natural history. While there is variation to her work, it is united by a general sensitivity to both line and subject matter. It's Stephanie's first Royal Bison and we're real excited to have her around! You can keep up with her progress in the march towards Bison in early May on instagram (@stephanneh) and take a gnader on down below to see what has been inspiring Stephanie to create!
RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
STEPH: I make/ design things not only because it’s what I am passionate about, but also because I hope my work can start conversations and bring people together. A lot my illustrations and prints are a form of self expression, but I’d like to believe this is what makes my work relatable.
RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
STEPH: I’m excited to show off new prints as well as some smaller goods including postcards and stickers!
RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
STEPH: I plan to experiment with printing on fabric.
RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
STEPH: Oh, there are so many! But I’m currently crushing on canadian artist and illustrator Ryan Heshka, illustrator Fran Meneses and the emboridery artist Stephanie Kelly Clark.