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.
Welcome to the story of how I got over my technophobia of using the iPad to draw and why I now love doing pattern design using Procreate. I’m one of those people that struggle with technology and tend to avoid using it unless I have to. Whenever I hear something
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 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
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
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,
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
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