Tafui is an independent Artist and Designer, originally from Kingston Jamaican. Her work spans various media which includes fine art, surface pattern design, illustration, spatial design, communication and product design. She is mainly known for her bold black and white abstract repeating patterns, that embellish many of her products.

Tafui made the move from Jamaica to Montreal where she studied studio arts at Dawson college. She then pursued her studies in Design Art at Concordia University. With over ten years as an Art Director in the advertising industry, she has also lectured and co-wrote post-secondary level courses in branding & design.

She currently produces environmentally responsible home products and licenses her work to clients. Her work is inspired by her love for indigenous cultures, modern design and traditional textile techniques, that adds a unique aesthetic to the modern retail experience. Her diverse body of work includes art prints, wallpapers, textile, tableware, and stationary.

She splits her time between Ottawa and Vancouver Canada.

Public Collection 

City of Ottawa | Bank of Jamaica

Site Credits

Photography :  Joslyn Reid & Tafui  | Styling by Tafui   | Video: Joslyn Reid  |  Text masters  Leanne czerwinski   &  Kat Walcott 

 

 

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