Artist-designer Lindsay Windham wear many hats
By Vikki Matsis | Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Chances are you’ve seen Lindsay Windham’s artwork around town — on the walls of the Music Farm or the Pour House, on the door of a coffee shop or a window on King Street.
She wears many hats, one of them being a designer, screen printer and instructor for Redux. In her studio, she creates classic posters and album artwork for events, concerts and local musicians. But it wasn’t always this way.
Windham found her way to the arts by pursing a life of science.
On her transition from one world to the other, she said, “Science and design share an appreciation for beauty and process.”
After taking off her lab coat for good, she created her own freelance design company, OliveArgyle, in 2005.
Windham worked as a designer for Philips for more than five years and recently co-created Distil Union, a product and packing design company that creates “objects people love.”
Windham is an self-taught designer, avid blogger, cyclist and tea lover.
You can view her work at http://oliveargyle.com and www.distilunion.com.
mantra: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris.
daily routine consists of: Oversleeping, biking to the office, making tea, working at my computer, making more tea, biking home, having dinner and a beer.
I am most grateful for: Momentum.
Price range of artwork: Cheap or trade for my prints; market value for my graphic design.
Last thing that made me laugh: Josh Kaler, my hilarious man. Either him or something on the Internet. They’re both really, really funny.
Last thing that made me cry: Shovels & Rope two shows ago at the Pour House, when Cary (Ann Hearst) sang “The Hardest Thing.” I’m overwhelmingly proud and inspired by my talented friends.
Favorite movie: “Rushmore.” Hands down.
I am listening to: Sam Cooke box set on shuffle.
Last book that I read: “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers” by Leonard Koren.
Favorite restaurant in Charleston: Breakfast at Virginia’s, brunch at Hominy, lunch at G&M, dinner at FIG, drinks at 39 Rue de Jean, dessert at Husk.
Next event: I’ll be doing live screen-printing at the next Redux Revival. Keep an eye out for the next one, No. 3.