In Conversation with Designer Lois O'Hara

It only took a short conversation with Artist/Designer Lois O'Hara to get hooked into her amazing colorful world of design. Take a look at her Instagram account, and you'll know what we're talking about. Her love for creativity, design and art direction is what makes Lois stand out - as one of the most imaginative designers we've met.

Based in Brighton, Lois creative practice takes in Mural Painting, Design & Art Direction, Printmaking and Moving Image. Her brand ethos has a consistent thread running through it. "I'm interested in capturing the fluidity of an image in motion," says Lois, and it's this sense of fluidity, combined with her bold colour combinations that makes her style so recognisable.

Similar to Hayche - Lois is also passionate about how colour can have positive effects on people and places. She recently designed and painted the UK’s first ever giant Basketball Art Court! 


Lois O 'Hara


Hayche: What inspired you to be an Artist/Designer?

Lois: I have always been creative and a bit of a "rebel". I can't see myself doing anything and I get frustrated when I am not creating so this is how I knew I had to kill the game and do something I love.

Hayche: If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?

Lois: A surfboard!

Lois O'Hara


Hayche: To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life within the design world has taken?

Lois: I have controlled which direction my career has taken by working hard and never giving up. I never thought I would be renovating such big spaces as I started my career as a printmaker, but these things you can't always control. You can only control your determination and focus.

Hayche: What would be your dream interior project?

Lois: I would love to design an entire hotel as I think it covers a lot of my passions from the swimming pool to the seating etc. I would love to keep working on larger scale projects as they fill me with adrenaline.


Lois O'Hara

Hayche: What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

Lois: My style is curvy and fluid; I rarely use straight lines.

Hayche: If you could go back in time and speak to your adolescent self, what advice would you give them about the design world?

Lois: You can do it and do not listen to your teachers!

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Images courtesy of Lois O'Hara