Although I originally trained as a textile designer, I have had a successful career writing and illustrating children's books. Some of my titles include the "Poppy and Max" series and my "Lola" books. As well as this I have continued to draw and paint for various galleries and exhibitions and more recently have returned to my textile roots with my textile label: "Quietly Eccentric". This combines my love of drawing and screen printing into a textile context producing a range of bags, cushions and children's fashion.
Within the textile department, (and indeed life) my main passion is drawing and maintaining the hands on expressive qualities of the individual within an increasingly digital world and retaining these qualities when put into a design context.
Out with the university, I do many school, library and literary events in which I share my books and opinions on the importance of reading and writing in children's lives. I help with interpretation of imagery and storytelling and encourage expressive interaction with books and art.
Quietly Eccentric"- New textile directed label with various hand screen printed products including bags, cushions and kids fashion. www.lindseygardiner.com
"Over in the Clover"-Children's book written by Jan Ormerod and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner, published in hardback by Oxford University Press in February 2009. Paperback edition with CD published July 2009.
BCTF- Exhibited in Newcomers section at the British Craft Trade Fair at Harrogate, April 09. Trade fair to promote "Quietly Eccentric" label leading to industry contacts and various outlets and exhibitions. Also resulted in collection being printed onto mugs for trade by Mclaggan Smith Mugs.
"When dragons are dreaming"- Children's book written by James Mayhew and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner, published by Orchard books in hardback, July 09.
"We want a pet!"- Written by Richard Hamilton and illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner, to be published by Random House children's books in July 2010.
"Act on CO2" campaign- Commission for illustrations by the Government for their "Act on CO2" national TV, press and online advertising campaign which was produced by London based media agency Abbot Mead Vickers (AMV BBDO).