Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers :: Cinne Worthington

Cinne in her studio. She sells here silk scarves and necklaces in her shop CInne Worthington.

Cinne in her studio. She sells here silk scarves and necklaces in her shop CInne Worthington.

Hi and welcome to my world! This is me, Cinne, the creator of C.Banning Accessories. I am a multi-disciplinary designer living on the industrial waterfront of a vibrant neighborhood in San Francisco, called Dogpatch, where I split time between my graphic design business and Etsy shop, CinneWorthington.

Cinne in Berlin.

Cinne in Berlin.

When and why did you open an online shop on Etsy?
In the Fall of 2012 after a local success, I made the leap to open my collection to the world. Being a part of this marketplace and participating in the Etsy community has been so much fun. It’s exciting knowing that women are wearing my accessories across the globe.
 

Cinne's desk + workspace.

Cinne's desk + workspace.

drawers filled with inspiration

drawers filled with inspiration

What got you started in your craft?
Creativity is the norm in my family. Doing anything that does not involve using artistic ability is just not an option. Having dreamed of working for Marimekko, I majored in textile design. Later during my studies, I fell in love with typography and conceptual design. This eventually lead me to a career in graphic design, a field that allows me to collaborate with entrepreneurs and explore a variety of disciplines.

Some of Cinne's art work, excluding the fish which was done by one of the amazing artists from a super special local artist community, Creative Growth.

Some of Cinne's art work, excluding the fish which was done by one of the amazing artists from a super special local artist community, Creative Growth.

What inspires you, how do you get into your creative space?
Color fuels all! My work space has always been a more-is-more environment! It is a life-size Pinterest board buzzing with color, graphics, and art. It’s my central source of inspiration. I keep it very organized in order to accommodate the variety of concurrent projects.

One of Cinne's work tables which is usually full, while the other has a constant rotation of work-in-progress.

One of Cinne's work tables which is usually full, while the other has a constant rotation of work-in-progress.

Instagram-ing around the city with her husband and dog “Dries”

Instagram-ing around the city with her husband and dog “Dries”

Day to day stimulus comes from rummaging through fabric or collection drawers, as well as Pinterest-ing, Tumblr-ing, or flipping through interior design magazines. I also love cruising the city streets (by foot) and markets (flea and farmer’s) locally and abroad.

With the creatives in my family, there is an ongoing exchange of ideas. My favorite break from work is to visit my mother and share stories while we enjoy her beautiful garden.

necklaces designed by Cinne

necklaces designed by Cinne

Who or what influences your style the most?
Mostly artists and fashion designers. Some of my favorites: Henri Matisse, David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Maira Kalman, Rex Ray, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marni, Miu Miu

Pendants, ready for assembly. Each has a printed linen tassel with custom illustrated patterns.

Pendants, ready for assembly. Each has a printed linen tassel with custom illustrated patterns.

Final stages of mixing and matching patterns for my oblong scarves. Including prints I picked up in Paris while visiting an Etsy made friend/sister scarf maker Laure of LefildeLaure.

Final stages of mixing and matching patterns for my oblong scarves. Including prints I picked up in Paris while visiting an Etsy made friend/sister scarf maker Laure of LefildeLaure.

Anything else you want to share about your process?
I would like to share my recently launched necklaces. Conceived from the desire to design a unique accessory that mixes patterns as I do with my scarves. I am so excited about the outcome and I loved the entire process of creating them.

Necklaces made by Cinne.

Necklaces made by Cinne.

Scarves designed by Cinne.

Scarves designed by Cinne.

A big thanks to Cinne for sharing her story and what inspires her!

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