Tag: textile design

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Surface Pattern Designers

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want…. yes it is that crazy time of year when most of us are frantically trying to think of what to get for the special people in our lives. In this Ultimate Gift Guide for Surface Pattern Designers I have

Bird of Paradiso Design Story

Bird of Paradiso is one of my designs in the ‘Summer Nights’ collection now available on a variety of fabrics through Digital Fabrics. This is the story behind the Bird of Paradiso design process. This design was created at the start of COVID lockdown here in Brisbane, when my daughter

Blue Lagoon Pattern Design Story

One of my pattern designs that is now available through Digital Fabrics is Blue Lagoon. This is a detailed and bold pattern in tones of Pantone’s Classic Blue, featuring tropical photographic motifs of hibiscus, shells, and foliage. I am really proud of this design as it has a fantastic three

Gorman artist search competition Brisbane artist

Gorman Artist Search Competition

Australian fashion label Gorman sent artists and designers everywhere into a spin with the recent announcement of their first ever Artist Search Competition. Gorman is known for its playful and quirky designs and it would be an amazing opportunity to collaborate on a collection with them. For my design entry,

The Reef

My newest design is called ‘The Reef’ This design was inspired by the view of coral reefs from the air – a myriad of turquoise shades and abstract shapes. I’ve been lucky to fly over a few coral reefs and find the view so mesmerising – these are some of

A 12 month review

I got quite interested in surface pattern design a couple of years ago and recently decided to turn Girl and the Deep Blue Sea into a business for surface pattern design and ocean imagery. This is a pretty long blog post about what I was up to in 2019 turning

Pink Lemonade

I recently took part in the Make it in Design Summer School 2019, which is a pattern design challenge with briefs that are based on upcoming trends – one of the briefs I completed was ‘citrus grove’. This is a little story of how I created my final design ‘Pink

Print portfolio!

Exciting news… I have now added my first set of prints to the website! Check out my prints portfolio – I would LOVE to know what you think!! Do you have a favourite?

Surface Pattern Design

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have noticed the odd drawing or pattern pop up on my feed, a bit different from my beach photos!  Welcome to the world of surface pattern design- something I’ve been interested in for awhile and am now happily trying to