Highlights

Print and Pattern feature

I am an old admirer of Print and Pattern, the bible of surface pattern design and illustrations. So it was really awesome to see the lovely Print and Pattern feature Bowie Style prepared to showcase my work, short after my site launch. I know it is a cliché, but it was an old dream coming true. Thank you so much. Bowie Style!

Print and patter feature
Parallel Universes (Geek Chic contest)

Parallel Universes, my entry for this year’s Fabric8 contest, became a semi-finalist there. That contest is a joint initiative of Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics. “Parallel Universes” got into the top 100, quite a good result, because, at that stage, the choice was based on the judgement of a panel of professionals (“The 100 designs up for voting were selected by a team of fabric industry professionals out of a pool of over 750 entries.”).

“Triangled spheres”, a slightly different version of that print, is now part of the Geometric Fun Collection.

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Rhythm

Rhythm is the name of the print on the right, that was selected as a runner up on the Elle Decoration Rug Competition 2012, a joint initiative of Elle Decor UK and Rug Designer.

“Despira”, a slightly different version of that print, is now part of the Invisible Cities Collection.

Rhythm

 

Beads Mix and Match

That print was made available through Bespo, an online store for signature designed products. I felt very proud to find out that it appeared on a post on the Print and Pattern blog.

“Beads”, a slightly different version of that print, is part of the Beads Collection.

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The Little White Book (LWB)

As a famous group of English young boys made it clear, we all need a little help from our friends. That is the concept behind The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers. Gill Eggleston, the name behind Pattern Addict, created LWB as a directory of surface pattern designers, to promote our works and help spread the general awareness towards it. The LWB is the first international directory of surface pattern designers. I am very grateful to Gill Eggleston and very proud of being part of a great group of fellow talented designers. And the LWB has already generated some license deals. So simple and so good.

The LWB was based in a series of Efutos we exchanged between ourselves. The whole Efuto Collection started that way. If you want to know a bit more about the LWB, visit its blog. If you are interested in knowing a bit more about Efutos, this link might be interesting.

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Happy Swing

“Happy Swing” was my winning entry in a contest promoted by Colourlovers, a creative community of colour lovers, in partnership with 4by6.com, a printing company, in June 2012.

As a prize, I won the right to have a range of cards printed with 4by6.com. Lucky me.

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Blogs’ features

Blogs

Print and Pattern blog, post on Bespo, May 2013
Spoonflower blog, post on Fabric8 semi-finalists, May 2013
Jacqueline Auvigne’s blog, post showcasing the works of fellow surface pattern designers (theme: Valentines), January 2013
Jacqueline Auvigne’s blog, post showcasing the works of fellow surface pattern designers (theme: Calendar), December 2012
Believe Creative Studio’s blog, post on my work, including a short interview, August 2012
Rachael Taylor’s blog, post showcasing “Happy Swing”, one winning print of mine, July 2012
Jacqueline Auvigne’s blog, post showcasing the works of fellow surface pattern designers (theme: Monochromatic), July 2012
Colourlovers’ blog, post announcing winners of 4by6 Design Contest, June 2012
Rachael Taylor’s blog, showcase of works of graduates students of the Art and Business of Surface Design Course (ABSPD), June 2012
Print and Pattern blog, post on ABSPD’s students works, April 2012
Rachael Taylor’s blog, showcase of works of students of the Art and Business of Surface Design Course (ABSPD), February 2012
Print and Pattern blog, post on works of students of the Art and Business of Surface Design Course (ABSPD), January 2012

Blogs Hops and other events

“Printstudio Pin-Hop”, organized by Tina Olsson, from Fyllayta, upcoming in middle June 2013
“Let’s Fly”, blog hop day, organized by Rosie Martinez-Dekker, from Believe Creative Studio, January 2013
“Art Everyday Month”, initiative of Leah Piken Kolidas, from Creative Every Day, November 2012
“Pattern Love”, blog hop day, organized by Claire Smille, from Creativity Rocks, September 2012
“Passion 4 Pattern”, blog hop day, organized by Claire Smille, from Creativity Rocks, June 2012

The Sketchbook Project

Theme Facing Forward, 2011, book.