1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Avery Paige Designs is a design firm and Screen Printing company formed in late 2015. It is run by partners and owners Avery Ridenour and Paige Colwell.
Avery is originally from Baton Rouge, La. She has a B.S. in computer animation from Full Sail University. She has previously worked as a film locations manager for 20th Century Fox and The Syfy Channel. She has worked as a graphic designer for the past 3 years.
Paige is also from Baton Rouge. She has a B.F.A. in illustration from the Memphis College of Art. Paige previously worked for Damon Dash as a designer on his Poppington Clothing line. As well as a designer for Lady Vamp Life, Chrissy Lampkins Clothing line.
2. What are you presenting at the BRMMF?
We are presenting our screen printing process and how art is transferred to tshirts. We will be printing on site with our hand built portable 4 arm screen printer.
3. Why is making important to you?
Avery– Making is important to me because of the rush I get seeing a concept go from idea to finished product or piece of art.
Paige – The process of making is the most important part of the creative process. It is about finding a solution to a challenge presented by your self or a client.
4. What was the first thing you remember making?
Avery– The first thing I remember making was little houses out of legos.
Paige – The first thing I remember making is hand sewn dolls dolls with the help of my grandmother.
5. What have you made that you are most proud of?
Avery – In college I modeled a computer generated VW Beetle consisting of over one and a half million polygonal faces.
Paige – There are a couple of paintings I did for my mother while I was in High School that I consider my best work.
6. Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
In discussion Paige had the brilliant idea of creating a space similar to the City Museum in St. Louis, having just returned from there. Basically it is a giant play and creative space for both kids and adults having full sized playgrounds as well as exhibits from local artists, and spaces to create your own art. To us art is everything, it is the most primitive and universal way to explore the universe.