FK chats to Jessen the creator of charming homewares label, Attik, based in Sydney… in a light-filled attic overlooking the sea! Attik debuted at the recent Sydney Markets!
Tell us a bit about Attik  and what products we can expect to discover?
Attik is a collection of wares for home & life, made in our attic by the sea on Sydney’s northern beaches. Current collections include our ‘Wild & Bare’ homewares, ‘Le Premier Noel’ Christmas collection, hand-printed stationery & leather goods.
What is your creative background and how did it lead you to where you are today?
I grew up spending my afternoons in my parents design studio, doing design & illustration jobs here and there from a young age. I studied photography initially and from there have enjoyed a learn-as-you-go approach, experimenting with whatever I found an interest in as I went along… graphic design, illustration, typography, photography, print making, and most recently product design as Attik where I get to play with all of the above.
What inspires your work? and what keeps you motivated creatively?
My design is influenced by my environment and lifestyle, balance & form, and beauty in simply made things. I’m motivated to enjoy and develop my craft, and like the idea of letting whatever you create spring up from who you are.
What is your workspace like? and what is your creative process?
I work in the attic of our home, once the old ‘Beach Corner Store’. It’s filled with light, minimal & transforms day to day to whatever I need it for… photo studio, designing and drawing, painting, printing, sewing, thinking. It has a window to the sea – I love being & creating there.
What do you love about working with such a diverse mix of products for home and life? And what are some of the challenges?
I love having the freedom to choose from a broad mix, but enjoy the focus of working on creating & developing only a select number of pieces. One of the challenges associated with that are managing the costs of development & smaller production runs.
What new projects are you working on and where would you like to see Attik in the future?
In the future, I’d love to see Attik continue to be developed, as well as collaborating with other brands, designers and artists.