I'm Mimi. A surface pattern designer with a background in publishing and healthcare, I love to create playful logos, branding and printed products that make my customers’ hearts sing. I have studied, worked and played in Glasgow, London, and Singapore respectively, and I have been based in Aberdeen since 2007.
If you want to collaborate, talk about a commission, or if you'd like to make licensing or purchasing enquiries, please click on the contact button at the top of the page. I'd love to hear from you.
This is my story so far.
You're still here?
I can't bear to write another word about myself, it's far too difficult. It gives me the eye twitch. So if you'd like to know more about me, here's an excerpt from The National newspaper, September 2016 (mercifully written by somebody else):
Aberdeen-based pattern designer Mimi Hammill's route to creating her fresh, contemporary textiles has been anything but conventional. With a couple of science-y degrees from the university of Glasgow, she worked for several years in healthcare and health publishing. But as an editor (correcting endless prostate/prostrate inversions) she always had the nagging feeling that the freelance designers she worked with were having much more colourful fun. She wanted to have a go.
Having mastered the design software required, Mimi immediately entered a competition to create a pattern for a silk scarf. Her design won, and in 2013 she saw her scarves for sale in the Oxford Circus branch of Topshop. It was an auspicious start to the new creative path Mimi had been longing for, but she wanted to investigate manufacturing her own products too. At around the same time, Glasgow School of Art graduate Fi Scott launched Make Works, a directory of skilled manufacturers, tools and materials. Thanks to Make Works, Mimi was able to access the experts she needed to manufacture her own collection here in Scotland, and so the Mimi Hammill brand was born.
Mimi's work is playful, graphic and often geometric. She takes her inspiration from the many shapes that surround us every day, and she photographs everything. Patterns emerge everywhere, from magnificent, soaring architecture down to the mundane shapes of the holes in a washing basket! Fresh, bright colour is a key element of Mimi's work, and she looks to real people for colour stimuli. The current crop of Scottish style bloggers, never backward in their technicolour choices, is a rich seam of inspiration.