Lake Coloring and a Win!

I am thrilled to announce that my design was chosen to be included in the award winning Lake Coloring App! Lake is an interactive coloring app that won this years Apple Design Award. You can read more about it here.

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Understanding Texture in Pattern Design

Texture is something I love and envy in other people’s work. I decided it was time to look more closely at what it is about texture in design that is so appealing. Why are certain designs more pleasing than others? How are designers using texture? What are the effects of using multiple textures and layers? This is a look at how surface pattern designers are using texture in their work. Continue reading

Patriotic Patterns for July 4th

pintable_julypatternsBring on the fireworks!

Summer is here, and that means it’s almost time for Independence Day celebrations to begin!

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite July 4th patterns to help you get in the spirit of the holiday.

Fireworks, popsicles, bathing suits, stars and stripes, it’s all here. Enjoy these fifteen patriotic patterns from the talented designers at Spoonflower.

Happy 4th of July!
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A Year of Patterns: 2016 – 2017

2016 turned out to be one of the most artistically productive years of my life. I created around 85 pattern designs and turned drawing into a daily habit, something I have wanted to cultivate since I was in art school over ten years ago!

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Rug Love Affair

I’m forever searching for the perfect rug, but I never seem to be able to decide on one. Here are some of my current top contenders.

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The Floral Designs of E. A. Seguy

I have died and gone to pattern heaven, and now I’m inviting you along for the ride. I stumbled upon the work of Eugene Alain Seguy last night while researching art nouveau textiles. Born in France in 1890, Seguy was entomologist specializing in Diptera (two-winged insects) and an artist who created gorgeous books of patterns and illustrations.  Continue reading

Christmas comes early for Surface Designers

As a surface designers, and certainly in many other professions, creating products for the Christmas season happens months in advance. I, however, find it very hard to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s 90+ degrees where I live.  Continue reading

Pattern Trend: The Brush Stroke Repeat

A trend that I am loving right now in the pattern design world is the use of simple painted brush strokes. Organic, handmade, artistic, minimal, yet bold these designs are a feast for the eyes.

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Pattern Trend: Western Inspired Motifs

In my Inbox last week, the Pattern Observer newsletter included a brief trend report of Western-inspired looks for Spring/Summer 2018. One trip to Target confirmed that things are moving in this direction. I saw Aztec inspired and boho-chic designs everywhere.

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