22 February 2019

DESIGNER - katy welsh

Katy Welsh is an illustrator and print designer based in Bristol, UK. Katy has been working in the industry for the last three years producing a lot of work for greetings and stationery, but has also had the opportunity to work on projects as diverse as interiors, fashion and jewellery. Katy is now putting her focus on freelance projects and would love to hear from anyone who would like to collaborate, license or commission designs. You can find Katy online here and follow on Instagram.

SURFACE DESIGN COURSE - enrollment closes soon

Enrollment for the The Surface Design Immersion Course closes on 26th February - for the rest of the year. It's an 8 week course that teaches Adobe Illustrator, pattern design, working in collections, creating a portfolio, how to become a licensing artist and the business of being a surface designer. So if you are need of a helping hand now is the time to think about this lovely training program from designer Bonnie Christine.
Good News Bonnie Christine is also offering a free mini course on the business of surface design this week. Join Bonnie and you'll dive into her training on finding your signature style, how to stand out from the crowd, explore different income streams and promote your work like a pro This free course will also give you a preview of the Surface Design Immersion Course.

21 February 2019

DESIGNER - alexandra michiardi

Alexandra Michiardi is a French designer based in Spain. Alexandra makes playful and bold patterns and enjoys experimenting with new techniques. Her world is full of bright colors, textures and wonky shapes. Alexandra's unique designs are made to uplift spirits and make you feel good. She was one of the winners of the 2018 Make it in Design scholarship, and will be featured in the upcoming Uppercase Surface Design Guide, 3rd edition. Alexandra now feels ready to start selling her work and she would love to collaborate with ethical and eco-conscious companies. Find Alexandra online at her website Tristan et Zoe and on Instagram.

DESIGNER - paola pagano

Paola Pagano is an Illustrator and Pattern Designer who moved from NYC and is now based in Milan, Italy, Paola feels she has a distinct style, yet with a wide range of expressions based on strong colour palettes and a naive touch. Her philosophy is not follow trends but try to get inspiration from her surroundings and experiences. Some of Poala's prints are available on the Surface Pattern Marketplace but you can see Paola's main portfolio and latest work on her website here

20 February 2019

BEDLINEN - 3 suisses enfant

I am looking at bedlinen from French mail order company 3 Suisses again today, but this time from their children's collection. I loved the subtle colours of the llama design (above) and the super stylish bunny rabbits (below) in cool grey and yellow ochre. Here are my best chosen highlights from their current Enfant range...