Meet the Artist
My name is Jess Coldrey, and I'm the founder of New Botanic Designs. I'm an artist, geographer, social scientist and creative technologist passionate about all things pink. I love working across art and civil engineering to imagine innovative solutions for sustainability. I created New Botanic Designs to make sustainability bold and glamorous while using new technologies to design pieces unlike any other brand.
New Botanic Designs was founded on the idea of modern sustainable luxury. This meant using new technology to create one-of-a-kind artistic pieces with unique materials and designing a sustainable supply chain to ensure that the end products were completely eco-friendly.
My unique training in visual arts, IT and sustainability led me to start designing floral sculptures using 3D scanning in 2019, eventually 3D printing them in an innovative and compostable bio-plastic. I also work in the civil engineering sector ranging from assisting with the state’s creative rail strategy to researching recycled plastic use in road construction. I'm passionate about bridging gaps between art, science and sustainability using creativity and innovation. This includes advising for the Melbourne Science Gallery and running creative STEM workshops for young people.
New Botanic Designs strives to create sustainable luxurious pieces that are bold, bright, and unapologetically chic. 💋