28 January 2020

ARTFUL REBELS - jennifer nelson artists

One agency not to miss at Artful Rebels next week will be Jennifer Nelson Artists. Jennifer will have lots of new work to showcase from her new and existing artists. Their beautiful work will range from sophisticated moody florals to fun, quirky kids illustration and just about everything in between. If you’re looking for art that will make your products stand out, come by the JNA booth and see all that they have to offer! Work is available for both licensing in categories and buyouts. Website / Instagram.







SURTEX 2020 - the tiny garden

Designer Maria Vashchuk from The Tiny Garden Design Studio will be showing her new work at Surtex (2-5 February, NYC). Her extensive portfolio is full of pretty florals, diverse seasonal prints and collections, cute kids designs, and conversational prints. Find out more about Maria’s work at her website. Follow The Tiny Garden on Instagram or meet Maria at Surtex in booth #3884!







ARTFUL REBELS 2020 - blenda tylvoll

Blenda Tyvoll creates cheerful vibrant art from her studio located in Portland Oregon. You are sure to fall in love with the expressive joyful energy Blenda adds to every piece she makes. Visit booth #11 at Artful Rebels while in New York to see her portfolio of florals, birds, butterflies, animals, holiday and more. Email : hello@blendastudio.com




27 January 2020

SURTEX 2020 - liz mytinger

Liz Mytinger is excited for her 4th year at Surtex. With specialized experience in the childrens' market and social expressions industry her fun characters and prints can be found in leading retail stores and boutique shops. Last year she had the pleasure of collaborating on a wide variety of stationery, housewares and baby clothing products. She has a strong interest in working with sustainably-focused companies and loves to bring joy through thoughtful and useful items. More examples of her work can be found on her website and Instagram. To visit her in person stop by Surtex booth #2986 where she will have brand new work available for licensing and purchase.






ARTFUL REBELS - bright limelight studio


Bright Limelight Studio will be at the Artful Rebels Design Show in NYC from February 1-3, 2020 Visit booth #23 to see illustrator Jen Lindup’s new work and her growing library of designs available for licensing and outright purchase.  She will be showing a variety of artwork including hand painted florals and illustrations for greeting cards and home decor.  You can book an appointment here and see more of her designs on Instagram



SURTEX 2020 - adriana bergstrom

Adriana Hernández Bergstrom is a Cuban-American mixed-media illustrator and designer. After 5 years with Finch & Foxglove Art Collective, 2020 is her debut solo Surtex show in booth #3881. Adriana’s art can be seen on greeting cards, wrapping paper, stationery, home décor, and in children's books. Her debut book as a children's book illustrator was the Vanessa Keel story "Boomer At Your Service" (Spork, 2019). She currently works from her studio on the Space Coast of Florida. Website / Instagram





24 January 2020

MAKE IT IN DESIGN - print & pattern Scholarship 2020 Results

YAY!… it is time to unveil the winners of the 2020 Make it in Design Scholarship in association with Print & Pattern.
Once again we have been completely WOWED by the array of beautiful design entries from 39 different countries for the 2020 Scholarship in association with Print & Pattern.
The panel of judges had such an enjoyable time reviewing all of the AMAZING applications. We are absolutely thrilled to see that so many people want to make surface pattern design a part of their creative journey, and recognise Make it in Design as a fantastic way to do that. Thank You – it’s a true honour for us!
Entries were shortlisted by Make it in Design co-founders Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton following which I joined the panel to select the final winners.
As the standard of entries is so incredibly high we have not just one winner, but will offer THREE full scholarships and SIX runner up prizes.

Our panel of judges said:
“Every year we have the ultimate honour, privilege and pleasure to look through all the fantastic scholarship submissions as submitted from all around the world.
All of us agree that it really is one of our favourite times of the year for Make it in Design!
We just LOVE pattern and colour are so looking forward to welcoming each of our winners and runners up into the Make it in Design community in 2020.
Congratulations to all our winners, and a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered – such a wealth of design talent”.
WINNER 1 Nicola Thompson | Singapore

I selected Nicola Thompson as my overall winner.
I loved Nicola's stylised animals and flowers. Her use of shape and texture is highly original. I could see her designs and soft colours working very well for babies.


WINNER 2 Ariane Nijssen | Perth, Australia | Instagram
Make it in Design co-founder Beth Kempton selected Ariane Nijssen as her overall winner. She said
“I love the sense of energy that radiates from Ariane’s designs. Ariane also has a wonderful grasp of colour and design style”.

WINNER 3 Claire Calvert | UK | Instagram
Make it in Design co-founder Rachael Taylor selected Claire Calvert as her overall winner. She said
“I just LOVE claire’s gorgeous florals which are brought to life with these stunning colourways. I cannot wait to see what you do next”.
Congratulations Nicola, Claire and Ariane – you are our winners! 
Get ready to launch your surface pattern design career in 2020!
You each win:
• A free place on all 4 modules from Make it in Design
• 1 year access to The Make it in Design Live Hub
• The opportunity to be featured on the Print & Pattern blog and the Make it in Design site
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The Runners up
The standard of entries this year was again so high that we wanted to offer more prizes. Therefore we have selected 6 runners up who will each receive a free place on the self paced Module 1 class with access until December 31, 2020.


Erin Wallace | United States | Instagram 
Becca Boyce | UK and Spain | Instagram
Helen Brinkhoff | UK and Germany | Instagram
Tati Abaurre | Instagram
Kakei Wong | United States | Instagram
Swapna Mulye | India | Instagram