Monday, 28 January 2013

Lovely feature on Rachael Taylor's blog

I was thrilled to be featured on the lovely Rachael Taylor's blog today. I can't thank Rachael and Beth enough for the brilliant course I completed last year 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.' I highly recommend it if you're interested in the world of pattern design. You can see the post here. Thanks Rachael!

Image courtesy of Rachael Taylor Designs

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Bloghop 2013!

Hello, and welcome to my blog! If you are on the bloghop today you will have joined me from the wonderful, quirky world of jookiku, the creation of Julianne Hall who is based in Australia. If you've just found the hop you can start from the beginning at Pattern Addict's blog.

I'm a Surface Pattern Designer based in London. I love design from the 50s, Lucienne Day, MirĂ³, Scandinavian design, and am drawn to the colourful and abstract. My patterns invariably contain hand-drawn elements, and simple shapes. At the moment I seem to be slightly obsessed with the triangle, which has a starring role in the mini collection I've created for this bloghop. As you will know by now, the collection was created using Pantone Colour of the Year, Emerald, and based on the theme 'Let's Fly.'

Here they are, I hope you like them!

A little inspiration...

Flying High

The Emerald Forest

Now, seeing as this hop is a celebration of the new year I thought I'd share a few of my goals for 2013. After launching my website last November I plan to start approaching some of the companies I'd love to work with, and to actively pursue licensing opportunities.
I am also looking to produce my own line of products. I'm currently in the process of researching manufacturers, and I have to say it's exhausting, but exciting!
And I will make sure I do a lot of designing! That is the fun part, and what I love to do, and sometimes it can be easy to forget when you're concentrating on the business side of things.
There, now I have made myself even more accountable :-)
I'm really looking forward to the year ahead, and to seeing what it will bring.

Thank you for visiting! Now to continue on with the hop pop along to Ellie Fidler's blog at Ellie is a designer based in Berkeley, California, and I know she has some lovely designs to show you.

And lastly, a big thank you to Rosie Martinez-Dekker of Believe Creative Studio for curating this bloghop.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Little White Book

Image courtesy of Gill Eggleston/Pattern Addict
The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers is a brand new online resource for agents, manufacturers, and anyone looking for new designers. I'm thrilled to be in it, and you can see the envelope I created for the directory entry below.

The Little White Book was curated by Gill Eggleston of Pattern Addict, whose great idea this was, and who has put so much time and effort into making this directory come together. Thank you Gill!
Click here to browse The Little White Book!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Coming Thursday...

I'm excited to be taking part in a bloghop with around 50 designers from around the world. We will all be creating patterns inspired by Pantone Colour of the Year, Emerald, and the theme 'Let's Fly.' Each designer will create their post and link to the person behind and in front of them enabling you to hop around the world to see what everyone creates. The bloghop starts at 2pm (GMT) this Thursday opening at Pattern Addict's blog. I do hope you'll join us!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off the new year I thought I'd share a couple of prints I had framed for my niece and nephew this Christmas. Above, a fun design of rockets on their way to the moon for Milo, who loves anything to do with rockets and going to the moon.

And below, I put together a little collection of designs for Madeleine who loves to draw patterns herself, and is very good too!

And here you can see the finished products, I hope you like them!