Rachelle Wong graduated in Textile Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee in 2015 and now works from her Edinburgh based studio.
Being brought up with the best of both worlds- South East Asia and Scotland - her designs show a unique blend of colour and pattern inspired by subjects close to her heart.
It is important for Rachelle to keep the British manufacturing heritage alive and yet be ethical in producing her work. She currently stocks her illustrations in Edinburgh's independent retail scene and has showcased her work not just locally but also abroad.
"The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is a collaboration between Wild In Art, DC Thomson and The Archie Foundation and I’m involved as one of the artist commissioned to paint one in 50 life size “Oor Wullie” sculptures. At the end of the trail, the sculptures will be put up for a worldwide auction to help raise money for a twin theatre suite for the Tayside children’s hospital in Dundee.
My design is called “Sweet Shop” and displays various hand painted retro sweets. My concept behind the idea is that eighty years on, ‘Oor Wullie’
lives strong in our memories, just as the confectionary of yesteryear Getting involved in these local events are important as I believe we all need to give back to our community."
"I am currently working on some designs to sell during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh during August. This is the biggest event for me yet as this is the heart of Scotland’s tourism so you can imagine the amount of excitement and nervousness going through me now. I also plan to have a new collection ready for this Autumn/Winter but I’m not going to give away too much information about it. All I can say is that it’s food based!"