16 November 2018

MAKE IT IN DESIGN - win a print & pattern scholarship

Each year, Make it in Design offers creatives all over the world with the incredible opportunity to win a design scholarship worth over £1,076! Sponsored by Print & Pattern, the Make it in Design Scholarship will provide a lucky designer with access to over a year’s worth of top surface pattern design e-courses, access to top trend site WGSN and a host of exciting promotional opportunities.


A free place on all four of Make it in Design's acclaimed surface pattern modules

180 days’ free access to WGSN

The opportunity to be featured on the Print & Pattern blog, in MOYO Magazine and on the Make it in Design social channels


Deadline for submitting 2019 applications: Monday, 31 December 2018

Announcement of winner: Friday January 11, 2019


Send the following to learn@makeitindesign.com by midnight GMT on Saturday 31 December 2018 with ‘P&P Scholarship Application’ in the title of your email:

Your full name, country, email address and website/blog link if available

Max 100 words about why you are interested in surface pattern design as a career path (feel free to include reference to any experience you have – but don’t worry if you don’t have any experience!)

Max 100 words about why the course would be valuable to you (all text to be included in the body of your email, not as an attachment)

Two images of patterns you have designed (sent as a 550px wide square jpg attachment)

FILE NAMING: please put your full name and pattern name (if there is one) into the JPG file name – example: Rachael-Taylor-Sunburst.jpg

Learn more at: https://makeitindesign.com/design-school/scholarship/

15 November 2018

NOT ON THE HIGH STREET - petra boase

I love these neon Riso prints from UK designer Petra Boase spotted at Not on the High Street recently. Petra has illustrated all kinds of animals with a beautiful retro feel and used them on A4 prints and greetings cards. Petra is based in Norwich, England where is known for her eclectic products and has previously written books and appeared on television. The business was established in 1999 by Petra, but is now a collaboration between herself and husband Russell.The pair draw on their skills in textile design and Children's book illustration.You can find the Riso prints, cards, party invitations, embroidery patches, party invites and much more online here.

NEW WEBSITE - salli swindell

Designers for Hire member Salli Swindell has recently launched a new website to showcase her beautiful portfolio. Salli creates pattern designs and greetings cards for sale or license and is especially well known for her food illustrations. Together with her brother Nate Padavick they are the founders of They Draw & Cook and They Draw & Travel. Salli is based in Ohio where she works as a freelance designer and she is available for commissions and collaborations. Here are some examples of her recent work and you can also find Salli's latest news on Instagram here.

14 November 2018

KIDS DESIGN - mac & moon by dawn machell

Renowned children's designer Dawn Machell has collaborated with Kanopy Baby Inc in Atlanta to create her own babywear range called Mac & Moon. The collection includes a girls, boys and unisex range out for AW 18/19 and although it’s mainly on sale in the US George at Asda do have some of the unisex bear range and the girlswear available online here in the UK. In the USA you can find them online at Buy Buy Baby.