Colette Clark, an artist and designer, developed a love of color and pattern early in her life. Growing up in a family of artists, she was inspired by the paintings and drawings of her father and grandmother. Yet Colette’s studies began with music. She is a classically trained clarinetist and pianist. After graduation from Northwestern University, she began to concentrate on her visual art skills. She studied classical drawing techniques, costume design, and interior design. In 2005 she began working as an interior designer for a prominent San Francisco firm. This experience refined her design sensibilities and formed the beginning concepts for her unique wall coverings.
Timothy Sue, a nod to her father and grandmother, was founded with a desire to create beautiful designs that are easily accessible to all. Beginning as drawings, doodles, and watercolors, her work has a distinct hand-rendered quality. The patterns are further developed using digital software and printing techniques. Her papers bridge the gap between digital innovations and the beauty of handmade goods. Colette is based in San Francisco, on top of a hill, with a lovely city view.