B. 1986 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
ARTIST, FOUNDER, DESIGNER
I was raised on a diet of Edna St. Vincent Millay mixed with John Waters, Busby Berkeley, Henri Matisse, Maud Hart Lovelace, and New Deal politics. My work is influenced by narrative of all kinds, especially by the written word. I often think about color: my favorite ones are pale peach, moss green, powder blue, tomato red, and lamp black. I co-founded design studio Flat Vernacular at age 24 and have spent the past eight years as its CEO and head designer. In 2015, I co-founded and became the Editor-in-Chief of Girls at Library, an online literary magazine about how literature deeply affects women’s lives. I illustrate for private clients and various companies, and am the author of a coloring book published by Potter Style in 2014, along with a suite of patterned paper goods. My patterns can be seen in private residences and public places across the globe. I welcome commissions of all kinds.
Please email me via paytonturner(at)gmail.com if you'd like to get in touch.