joyful, sophisticated, inclusive design is IN

about me


Allie Davis is a surface designer and natural dyer based in Toronto, Ontario. Their work uses traditional dyeing techniques, in combination with a contemporary aesthetic, to create geometric patterns suitable for a gender-inclusive space. They design with timelessness in mind, confronting the financial and ecological cost incurred when we follow trends in lieu of joyful design. While often forsaking representational motifs, Allie focuses on interesting colour palettes and mysterious texture, found through photography and manipulation of naturally dyed paper and organic textiles.

Allie graduated top of their class at Sheridan College, receiving the Silver Medal Award, Angela Martin Award, and Anu Raina Surface Design Award. They are currently a textile Artist In Residence at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada, where they were accepted with a scholarship in 2018.