Posted on 17th July 2018 at 15:04
Yep - I can 100% claim this title, here's why...Back in the late 80's/early 90's I worked as a designer for printed textiles.
We produced artwork for many of the High St retailers including Miss Selfridge, Oasis, Burtons, Dorothy Perkins, Marks & Spencer, BHS, Littlewoods, Monsoon and Next.
They would bring in samples of the colours they wanted to use and we had to mix them with paint to Pantone reference accuracy.
Sometimes it might take all day to get the hues just right; adding a pin prick of colour on the tip of your brush at a time until it was perfect.
Give me a few tubes of colours and black and white and I could mix them by eye to match anything. These days it's all done by technology.
So, this is what sets me apart from your usual franchise type colour analysis people. I know what actually makes up the cool and warm versions of colours and have a real depth of knowledge I'm not just following a manual.