Kristjana S. Williams
Kristjana S Williams was born in Iceland and studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins in London gaining critical acclaim for her work at Beyond the Valley where she was Creative Director for 8 years. In 2011 Williams presented an interactive print journey at the V&A during the London Design Festival, a show inspired by an interest in the way new technologies can be used in interiors and fashion design. The illustrations used juxtaposed strong graphic lines with intricate Victorian engravings creating incredibly striking and unique art work. These ideas led to the creation in 2012 of her own studio which specialises in the creation of art pieces, prints and furniture. Each piece created by the artist is it’s own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland. Williams’ popular work has recently won her a D&AD award and a New York Festivals Grand Prix, First Prize.