I’m Jo Bund, a designer, artist and maker living in Westcliff-on-sea, Essex.
I’m passionate about pattern and texture and take inspiration from everything around me – the beach, architecture, nature, ephemera, rust, peeling paint – developing my work using abstract, collage, stitching, torn edges and printmaking techniques.
I gained a 2:1 degree in Printed Textile Design at University of East London and started my career as a Freelance Textile Designer in London. I worked as a Graphic Designer, in London, for over 15 years then, after gaining an MA in Digital Design and Communication, I started my own Digital Design and Print business – Equilibrium Creative.
I’m always looking for new creative avenues to explore and I’ve recently discovered my passion for collage art – working in sketchbooks and altered books – which has led to my journey with SEVEN, a creative journal collective. I’m also a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild and run art and craft workshops for local groups.
I started this website to document my creative journey and what inspires me plus to share any how-to’s and lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Thank you for looking!