Tag Archives: pattern design

Trends on the web

As I mentioned before on the blog, I find trends fascinating.
A few months ago, you would have heard me say that trends were kind of superficial, but the module 2 of the e-course of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design really changed my point of view. There is a whole great world behind trends, and learning where to spot them and how to use them is one of the most interesting things I learned lately.

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The watercolor coffee makers project

Hello there!

I don’t know if I already told you this, but I love illustration very much. In fact, it’s more about pretty drawings than illustration so to speak. I recently realized, after my personal creative questioning day, that I missed drawing from observation. I missed creating figurative images my own way (I created quite a few abstract patterns lately). So I decided to draw some coffee makers (I love coffee, so I love coffee makers!). Here is the process I went through and what I created from this idea!

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Struggling with colors

Colorful wrapping paper

Colors have always been a hard subject for me, for many reasons: I don’t really know how to use them in my work, I can’t buy a colorful piece of clothing (my wardrobe is only black, grey and white, oh and the blue from my pairs of jeans, and without any patterns), I often see them as kitsch when it comes to furniture or home decor… All those things put together suggesting that surface pattern design is not really made for me, working with colors being a huge part of it.

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Taking graphic notes

As some of you may have noticed, there is in the sidebar of the blog a Pinterest board, called “Pattern Inspiration”. I use Pinterest to gather tons of patterns I like, for different reasons. My goal was to create some kind of a unique and personal pattern library that I would use for inspiration.

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