Creative Showcase - Blacklist

Based on the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Blacklist Studio creates prints and homewares that add instant cool to any space. Husband and wife duo, Nathan and Jaynie, started out accidentally after designing a print for a friend and getting a great response. This sparked the beginning, and after three and a half years Blacklist is going from strength to strength...

Before starting Blacklist, they both worked in magazines, Nathan was an art director, and Jaynie a market editor. "The honest-to-goodness idea behind our brand is to share the love. It sounds super cheesey and cliche, but it really is that simple for us. For us we keep doing it while we love it and if the love for it dies, so does the brand."

We asked Jaynie from Blacklist a few questions about what inspires them...
What do you love most about creating designs for Blacklist?
We love the variety of work we get to produce as a studio. Working with fashion labels, Music labels, Magazines, Advertising Clients, Iconic Australian Brands and then having the freedom to create for ourselves through each of our store products. We love the variety, the fact that we get to do what we want, when we want. We are very lucky!

What inspires you?
Love, the ocean, fashion, nature, relationships and travel.

What lead you to start designing flags?
We saw it as an easy alternative for people who didn't feel comfortable framing artworks themselves. Plus we have a huge love of garment design and production so thought it could be a great creative outlet.

What is your fondest memory of being a kid?
Holidays away at the snow. I was very lucky that each year my family would go on week long ski trips with loads of other families, it was like a cold hippie commune for a week, it was never boring.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an actress, but am much too shy.
If Blacklist was to have their very own pirate parrot, what would his name be?
hmmm, mr me-hearty