We caught up with Terri to chat about her design position at Target, the style differences between her home state Ohioans and Minnesotans and why she has a soft spot for geometry.
l'etoile: Your line, TM terrimartin, launched in Cincinnati. What made you decide to make the move to Minnesota? Are there any significant style differences or trends you’ve noticed in designing for Minnesotans that vary from your home state’s?
Terri: I finished school at the University of Cincinnati in June and moved here to design at Target. The thriving and supportive design community here was a huge bonus. Minneapolis has a larger community of people who understand and appreciate independent designers. That would be the biggest difference between here and Cincinnati.
photo by Rachel Schwarz
l’etoile: From delineation and conception to construction and completed collection, do you find that your design inspiration is an external process, or something more instinctive? What is your typical method for bringing a concept from inception to a blossomed full collection?
For more info on Terri Martin visit her site at www.tmterrimartin.com
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