ABOUT

MACREATE Vera Machourek Design is an innovative and artistic print studio specialized in fashion and textile print and surface pattern design.

 

I am Vera, the creative professional behind MACREATE and a Cologne based Designer with Czech roots whose life is ruled by art and design. By creating a large variety of exclusive and unique prints and patterns, I am happy to contribute my artistic flair as a freelance artist and designer to make this world more colorful and exciting.

 

I believe in playful artistry and the power of Adobe Photoshop, exploring innovative manual and digital techniques while playing with processes. Meanwhile, I make sure to keep an eye on delivering a design that fulfills the commercial needs of the industry and the demands of the particular target group of each client.

 

Besides working as a freelance designer I enjoy giving painting lessons, making art and organizing my own exhibitions.

DESIGN SERVICE

MACREATE Vera Machourek Design is specialized in surface pattern design and offers a large variety of exclusive and unique custom-made prints and patterns for various materials and surfaces like clothing, textile, paperwork, interior and home decor. I produce original hand painted and computer aided patterns and am constantly working on original artworks aiming to enrich the collection with art, freshness and individuality while considering forecasts and current trends. The high quality artworks come in „ready-for-printing“ pixel data files in high resolution, including all relevant layers and arise mostly as a result of a combination of hand-drawn and digital techniques.

 

Due to my knowledge of the industry all print files of my collection are prepared for the special needs of a designer to ensure a convenient workflow and are ready for the requirements of the production. I offer you placement prints and allover prints with a seamless repeat. Flatbed, rotary and screen prints are color separated and digital prints come in all relevant layers by request. Every design is unique and once purchased it is exclusively owned by the client. All design files are available for a fast electronic delivery.

 

I can also offer additional support, like creative consultancy, trend research, fashion design service and CAD collection planning including the technical draw development of the collection. As a freelance designer, I am always flexible and available for freelance service inhouse and remotely. I deliver client design briefs and offer an independent custom design service.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

As a proficient fashion designer and design engineer with many years of experience in the fashion industry, I have worked in several design positions for different labels on multiple products, prints and patterns in womenswear including plus sizes, menswear and kidswear. My design competence comprises knitwear, woven and jersey design for various products like dresses, blouses, shirts, trousers and knitted items. My main focus and professional design experience lies in the womenswear fashion, especially in designing jersey shirt collections for the young fashion target market, as well as for the classic section. While designing jersey products for several years in my career as a senior designer and head of design, I had the opportunity to deepen my skills regarding print and pattern design techniques. I attach great importance to continue improving my artistic skills through continuous training.

 

After my vocational education as a state approved fashion designer at the Fashion School Kehrer in Mannheim/Germany I graduated with a German Diploma in design engineering for fashion at the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach/Germany. While studying I had the chance to receive an Erasmus scholarship and participate at the prestigious Fashion Studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague/Czech Republic.

 

After many years dedicated to the fashion industry as a fashion and textile designer, I finally launched my own business MACREATE in January 2020 in Cologne/Germany, focusing on art and creativity and moving toward surface pattern design.

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