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Laima Jurča is a fashion artist and designer, a graduate of the Design Department of the Art Academy of Latvia and a laureate of several fashion competitions and shows, including the Hyères Fashion Festival. Laima focuses on social and cultural phenomena in her works, trying to balance the functional and artistic aspects of clothing. Laima reveals what device she uses in her work.

Nice Touch Editorial September 29, 2023

«Developing fabric patterns and preparing them for digital printing is an essential part of my creative work. During the work process, it is important to pay attention to the scale and the accuracy of colours. Initially, I drew the patterns by hand, then scanned and combined them with photographs to create collages. However, this approach did not provide sufficient accuracy and lengthened the work process. Now, with the purchase of the Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 drawing tablet, I have gained significant advantages in both fabric prints and fashion illustration, and my most crucial nice touch is the accurate placement of patterns on digitised garment cuts. In the near future, I plan to learn 3D programs to use the full potential of this device.»

Find out more about the fashion designer Laima Jurča’s projects on her homepage or follow Laima on her Instagram account.