ComfiArt is taking you to the ComfiZone, our blog series where our Chief Executive Officer interviews extraordinary creatives about their life as a creator and beyond. Next up is Tiffany Sy, textile and furnisher designer check out her story.
CA: Hello Tiffany, so glad that you took some time with us to talk in the ComfiZone with ComfiArt. Tell me a little about yourself.
TS: Tiffany Sy is a Designer, Wife, and Mom of 2 currently living in Atlanta, GA. As a child, Tiffany has always been passionate about art. She started illustrating fashion figures and making clothing out of socks for her dolls, which started her journey of love for Fashion design. Throughout the years, Tiffany continued to use her creative outlet by Drawing fashion figures and portrait figures. Tiffany attended SCAD University as a Fashion Design Major and then went on to Intern for predominant companies such as Spanx, Natt Taylor, and AmericasMart. She became a Senior Fashion Design for Jones Global Sports in which she designed Men/Women’s Golf and Lifestyle Apparel for 3 years. However, her love for Textiles and Tribal Art made way into her life when she started Interior design as a new hobby. It was the layering of different Textiles, Prints, Fabrics, and Colors that enlightened a new path for Tiffany in the Home Décor Industry. Today, Tiffany has partnered with local businesses by creating various textiles on different mediums. She also does interior designing for homes, small businesses, and online clients.
CA: What’s your Background?
TS: I am a Illustrator, Technical Fashion Designer, and newly Textile Designer. I also refurbish used and vintage furniture.
CA: How has your practice changed over time?
TS: My practice has changed over the years as I transitioned from a hand drawing Illustrator to a Fashion Technical Designer. Although my work in fashion has been
my mainstream of work, my love for textiles and home accessories is my latest focus and passion. I also love to refurbish old and vintage furniture.
CA: What art do you most identify with?
TS: I am always going to be an illustrator first, but latey I have been taking an interest in clay work/ceramics and historic African Textiles/Fabric. I love everything
that is organic and tribal!
CA: What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
TS: Spending time at my grandmother's house with all of my family. I come from a large family, so the family has always been important to me.
CA: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
TS: I was a flight attendant, Optechnician, Hotel Front Desk Agent, and Makeup Artist.
CA: What superpower would you have and why?
TS: To see into the future, so can predict the Mega Millions lottery numbers and win. Also, I would like to eat whatever I want and not have any risk to my health.
CA: What is your dream project?
TS: I would love to create home accessories and Textile collection for a major chain of hotels and retailers.
CA: Professionally, what’s your goal?
TS: My goal is to have a collection of sustainable Home Textiles and Decor that helps give back my community of choice. In particular I would love to collaborate with artisans from other countries to help them create jobs and produce a
consistant source of income.
CA: Thank you again for share your story with In the ComfiZone. You can find Tiffany Sy on Instagram @tiffanylorray
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