Trained as a photojournalist, Donna has kept her photojournalist's instinct
for connecting with details of everyday life. Her designs are often born in
the images she captures with her camera during her travels to exotic locales.
The photographs serve as inspiration and visual field notes to be transformed
with brush and vivid colors into paintings that are ultimately reproduced
into her patterns.
Her hand-painted designs are then custom printed on 100% natural fibers and sewn into basic designed lifestyle products. Her simple, organic patterns are designed to be mixed and matched to create interesting combinations and color stories.
Over the years, Donna Gorman's fresh and innovative work has graced the products made and sold by some of the best names in contemporary design – namely Marimekko, where she was Vice President of licensing and design for twenty four years. Her design work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany. Her book "The Artful Table", published by William Morrow, combines her passion for art and design with entertaining