As I have been learning about pattern design and running a business, there was one activity I did that really helped me focus my art creation, marketing, and clients to approach. That activity was deciding on an industry to design for. The industry I chose was swimwear, particularly sustainable swimwear.
I often like to reflect on my art style and my source of inspiration for pattern design. Most of the time this inspiration is nature – especially anything to do with the beach and ocean or the tropics. The motifs I always seems to be drawn to are shells, palms,
One day I had the sudden urge to draw flamingos. Not entirely sure why, probably because I had been reading about where to see flamingos in the wild. I have been lucky enough to see them in the Camargue in France and also across great salt lakes of the Atacama
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
Let me tell you a story of how I attempted to create a pattern collection… Now pattern collections are basically a set of designs with a common theme, and one main (complex) design, with some supporting (more simple) designs. I am very good at understanding the theory of creating a
So in case you haven’t noticed, I LOVE colour – the brighter the better! One of the skills you learn as a pattern designer (or any artist for that matter) is to select colours that work together and express what you are wanting to say through your art. It can