Category: Design

Branding for Surface Pattern Design

Now that you have decided you want to be a surface pattern designer, and you have learnt the basics of pattern creation, what is next? Ideally you want to sell your pattern designs to clients – but how do you get started? This post is all about branding for surface

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how to learn surface pattern design

This is the second post in a series I am writing all about surface pattern design and running your own business. If you haven’t already, go back and read the first post about why I chose surface pattern design! Now if you got the bug like I did to make

Why I chose Surface Pattern Design

This is the first post in a series I am going to write all about surface pattern design and running your own business! I didn’t even know the term ‘surface pattern design’ when I took a weekend art class in textile design back in 2017. I was pregnant at the

Pattern Design Story – Dot’s Spots

Dot’s Spots is one of my most-loved repeat pattern designs that I created last year – this is the pattern design story! It is inspired by one of my favourite underwater creatures – the leopard shark. Leopard sharks are just beautiful animals to see underwater, they are calm and gentle

Incognito Art Show

The Incognito Art Show is an amazing concept where artists submit 3 A5-size artworks but only sign the back of the artwork. Artworks then go on sale anonymously for $100 each – with all funds raised to support artists with intellectual disabilities. Some very famous artists take part and the

Cloth Cuts fabrics

I now have some of my favourite pattern designs available on fabrics with Cloth Cuts. Cloth Cuts are a Brisbane-based company that print on a range of fabric bases and have a fantastic print library to choose from! These are my pattern designs that you can now buy on fabric

2022 goals and attitude!

This is probably my favourite blog post to write all year as it is always full of optimism for the year ahead! So if you haven’t already, go back and read my 2021 business review so you can see where we are up to. And yes, I do realise it

2021 Business Review

I’ve decided to make this a yearly habit, completing a business review of the previous year and then writing a second blog post about what I’m going to do differently this year. So 2021 was a great year for my business, not so much personally but I’ll get to that!

Hokey Pokey Leggings

This is a story of how some sleep-deprived creative work turned into my dream to see my art on eco-friendly swim leggings! A few months ago I was desperate for some creative ‘me time’ but felt so tired from weeks of sleep deprivation (courtesy of my young daughter). The thought

new tropical pattern design – Calypso

One of my newest pattern designs is a fun little tropical number called Calypso. This tropical pattern design features a few of my botanical illustrations. I drew all of the elements either from life or from one of my photographs. I used a combination of watercolour pencils (Caran D’Ache) and