Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fullness. Abundance. Plenty. - Happy New Year from Designer Island!

I've had a great year with Designer Island and I'm looking forward to an amazing one next!
Wishing you Fullness, Abundance and Plenty in the New Year!

~Tanya Marie Williams
Founder & Partner at Designer Island.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Breakfast on Fridays

My Designer week on an island has changed a lot.

I'm the designer and maker of Designer Island, a blog I started 2 years ago that is now a website in collaboration with Ayanna Gillian Llyod. On Designer Island we highlight and interview interesting Caribbean makers and creatives and share caribbean lifestyle stories with the aim to share and inspire while discovering new visuals and ideas of what the Caribbean Aesthetic is that constantly shape, evolve and add to my own ideas and my own aesthetic. 

I also design for selective personal brands and selective design work for small companies and start ups. A career and job I love and grow better at with every new project I get to immerse myself in. All while heading the creative department at an advertising agency on an island.

It's Fridays off. I took myself to breakfast. A treat I haven't done for myself in a while and while my first choice of location was Peche, it was closed much to my disappointment but Adam's was open. While it's a noisier spot for a late morning breakfast than Peche, it's breakfast serving hours are longer and it's interior welcoming.

It has been a long year with many changes. New positions, new projects, new homes, first apartments, new loves, new friends, new directions.

I'm looking forward to next year's new and more breakfasts on Fridays.

I still can't manage to find the time to design my own website or perhaps it's just the usual designer problem of attempting to design for oneself... But go to tanyamariewilliams.com and you can click any one of the icons to my behance portfolio page, tumblr, twitter, all my links and get anymore information about me or my work that you'd like.

All the best for the New Year and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Featured in The Look on Trinidad Lookbook.

Conquering fears with Trinidad Lookbook.


Well this was a stretch of my personality but I took the leap.
More exercises in opening up?

... She's right. there is a shorts obsession.

Feature in The Look on Trinidad Lookbook.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Recently Interviewed by 'Everyone's Favourite Foreigner' - Adam John Cooper

"I don't think I've taken as many risks as I should have, but I've always been open to everything as much as I can. So my advice would be to be open to experiences, to people, to things that may seem different or unknown. Take risks."~ Tanya Marie Williams

Check out the interview at Adam John Cooper.com

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Opening Up.

 portfolio | instagram | twitter |