San Francisco, CA | Dana Haim is a textile designer and artist. She received her BA in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where her focus was on weaving, silk screening, and machine knitting. Her love for travel and sense of adventure took Dana to places like Tel Aviv, Cartagena, and London, where she immersed herself in different cultures and explored new ways of expressing her passion for craft, drawing, and sketch-booking. She received an MA in design for Textile Futures from Central Saint Martins in London, where her thesis project fused lace fabric with surreal dreamscapes and traditional textile patterns to re-imagine magical worlds displayed in hand-printed, modern wallpaper. Dana is endlessly fascinated with hand drawing and painting and is always pushing to preserve the essence of craft. In today's digital age, as new technology replaces ancient systems more rooted in humanity, Dana believes in the innate beauty and timelessness of creating things by hand. She takes inspiration from her dynamic and colorful dream life and the places where she has travelled, and from the magic found in nature, such as: the beauty of wood grain; or the many facets of mineral stones and gems; the life cycle of wild mushrooms; a wave; or a stampede of horses.
Dana is originally from Miami and was raised in a Colombian household.