Mock up design, Surface pattern design

Valentines theme surface pattern design

I wanted to share a Valentine themed surface pattern design I created recently. It was originally going to be submitted to the Make it in Design Valentines call out earlier this month, but sadly I ran out of time, so thought I would share here instead for those interested. I started off by drawing some motifs… Continue reading Valentines theme surface pattern design

Flower sketches
learning, Skillshare, Skillshare projects, Surface pattern design

Skillshare surface pattern design class

Just last week I finished off a Skillshare class I have been taking, called 'Simplified pattern design' by Shelley Seguinot. Shelley is an experienced designer herself so I was really eager to learn some tips of the trade, and she made the class very engaging and easy to follow. You can see below my initial sketches for my… Continue reading Skillshare surface pattern design class

Flower print
Fabric collection, iPad, Surface pattern design

How to use an iPad to create patterns for a fabric collection

So this week I have been busy redrawing over my sketches from my initial pencil work in an iPad app called iDraw. It's quite a simple program but perfect for what I need it for. I take a picture of my sketches with the camera on the iPad and then set this as the background… Continue reading How to use an iPad to create patterns for a fabric collection

Surface pattern design

Creating my 1st surface pattern design collection

So I have set myself the task of creating my first collection of pattern designs in the hope that one day I can use them to approach companies with and license my designs. I know this is going to take me quite a while, and for me I always want things sooner rather than later… Continue reading Creating my 1st surface pattern design collection

Elizabeth Olwen designer, learning, online, Skillshare, Surface pattern design, Textile design, Videos

Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

This last week I have been watching and learning some online video courses on Skillshare. In particular I have been watching Elizabeth Olwen's class on creating a fabric collection. Elizabeth is a successful surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. You can view her website here. Her designs are beautiful and I have learnt so… Continue reading Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

Surface pattern design, Textile design

Step by step to creating a Textile Design

Follow along with me as i create a simple yet effective textile design using just a pen and an A5 piece of paper