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Hi. My name is Carol Summers. I am the designer and creative director here at Carol Summers Design.

With a mission to create a more colorful world, and an eye on trends- I create textile designs for the fashion, and home markets.

After originally studying fine art and photography I fell hard for fashion and textiles. A small silkscreen project turned into something much bigger. Soon my cameras were getting dusty as I studied everything from silk production, to Japanese Shibori dyeing.

Luckily I found that everything I ever learned comes into play in my business. It turns out that to create dynamic printed collections I needed to digitally combine hand drawn imagery, photography and dyeing techniques.

Having grown up in my family’s retail store I played with salesman’s samples and fabric swatches for product lines a few seasons before they were sold.

These early memories keep me passionate about making designs that are beautiful and marketable.

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  • After a trip to NYC I designed this with imagery from highway underpasses in Brooklyn. These were hand printed with dye using silkscreens. The final scarves were sold at Definition Boutique and Salon DeZen.