About us

Why are we so good at what we do?

The Digital Weaver Design Studio has a proven track record for on-trend designs in stunning colour combinations, resulting in best-selling products for local and international fashion brands. Print designs range from romantic florals and gypsy borders to resort tropicals and colourful fantasy designs.

Committed to using innovative techniques and mixed media to create unique designs, each collection is creatively curated by colour expert Madalena Antao who has over 25 years fashion industry experience working for iconic Australian brands. The extended design team is made up of a hand-picked group of talented individuals from all over the globe, who love painting and drawing.

The Digital Weaver Studio creates quality artwork that flows beautifully in unexpected repeats and makes any garment look stunning, be it swimwear, apparel, activewear, bridal wear, stationary or homewares. Every print design is created with ‘passion’ for the end product and with an understanding of ‘what works’ in the final printing process, making life that-little-bit easier for brands.


Who is behind the scenes?

Creatively directing and producing commercially successful trend & print concepts Maddie Antao uses innovative techniques to guide designers to where they need to be for next seasons range, always ahead of the crowd. She is intuitive, innovative and enthusiastic, with a reputation for being a ‘big picture’ thinker-doer, who thrives on making the challenging happen. Her infectious positive attitude coupled with her proven track record for trend & colour forecasting and runway translating skills convert textile prints into best selling designs for local and international brands.  

Focused on communicating and strengthening each brands story, Maddie works one-on-one with designers to make their product vision come to life. Using an analytical, collaborative approach she identifies opportunities, imagines, inspires and empowers high quality creative work.

Fascinated by collaboration, creative thinking, user-experience, communication design, long term trend insight, digital art & social demography, Maddie enjoys coaching the next generation of talent and has built an outstanding team of creatives. 


Level of experience:

Having worked her way up the creative ladder at Seafolly Australia from 1995 to 2016 her role encompassed working along side head designers on local and international projects, from brief to production sign off. A key contributor to successful year-on-year sales increases in local & international markets, Maddie set out to establish her own textile design studio. Committed to producing beautiful product and good working relationships with factories and suppliers in Australia and globally. Maddie has driven commercial success for many brands over many years.

Whether you are new to the fashion industry or a well established brand email Maddie for a chat about what she can do for your brand.


Frequently Asked Question's

What is a textile design studio?

We help designers create the perfect print for their product. We work with fashion brands on swimwear, activewear, sleepwear, resort wear, apparel, childrens wear, menswear, interiors, soft furnishings and stationary.

Do you work with the latest fashion trends?

Yes, we research all year round to ensure our trend boards are on point. We help designers stay up-to-date with fashion colour palettes and trend reports.

Do you sell ready made exclusive prints?

Yes, we offer a wide range of exclusive print designs. From beautiful 'Romantic Florals' to sweet hand drawn florals. From vibrate 'Tropical' designs to classic resort designs. From bold abstract sports active designs to fun children's prints. From Stripes and Geometric designs to minimal conversational prints. We also offer a 'tailor-made' service to your own brief...contact us for more details.

Do you sell ready made licensed prints?

Yes, have just launched our new range of licensed print designs. All designs are what we call 'Essentials' such as Stripes, Spots, Checks, Animal Prints and Conversational Prints. Each month we add new designs to this collection.  Licensed prints are a quick, cost effective way to inject a new print into your range. They are also a quick, cost effect way to get a 'trim print' for your garments. We offer a selection of main colours immediately available via online down load. Should you require your own specific colour please contact us for more details.

 Once we buy a print what happens next?

Once you purchase an exclusive design, we create a seamless repeat, this high resolution finished art file will be sent directly to you via a download link. You can then send that artwork file to any printer in the world.

Just starting out in fashion?

We love to help out emerging designers. We work with you to help you realise your vision.   Our experienced staff guide you through the fashion business maze.

How do I make an appointment to see the print collection?

View our collection contact ... sales@thedigitalweaver.com