Swade Owens was born and raised in Toronto Canada and is a freelance textile artist and designer predominately using free motion embroidery and applique techniques in his work. In his second year of freelance sewing his current work is inspired by traditional tattooing, street wear fashion and graffiti. Swade has made dozens of custom embroidered garments and one of a kind satin banners for tattoo artists and businesses in Halifax, NS.

In 2016, Swade received a B.Des  in Interdisplinary Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Swade currently lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia