The Mediterranean Mood of Maria Sara DiMaggio
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by amanda
3w ago
Maria Sara DiMaggio is a self-taught surface pattern designer with a passion for vibrant colors, the Mediterranean, and tropical wild plants. Maria Sara is from Sicily, Italy but moved to the Netherlands four years ago. She designs art prints, cushions, stationary objects, and greeting cards inspired by nature. Her patterns feature blossoms, fruits, wild plants, and animals, as well as everyday objects, which she likes to arrange in harmonic and organic ways in beautiful patterns with an island vibe. Her curiosity is stimulated by the fascination for color composition and balance, which br ..read more
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Ecommerce Expert Greta Penney
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by amanda
3w ago
Greta Penney has two decades of experience  in graphic design, creative strategy, and branding that showcases an international perspective to her work, drawing inspiration from her upbringing in North Africa and her experiences living and working in Hong Kong and Spain. Greta is the owner and principal designer at Hello Creative founded in 2006. Her love of pattern and surface design is evident in her innovative, thoughtful, and color-focused designs that cater to clients worldwide in fashion, interiors, hospitality, beauty, environmental, health, and technology markets. Hello Creative of ..read more
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Fashion + Watercolors + Textiles
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by amanda
1M ago
Today we are featuring the work of Susana Miranda, a freelance illustrator based in Madrid, Spain.  Susana began the journey of her creative career in Italy as a fashion designer, which was always her dream job. She loved working with different fabrics and building color palettes and collections. But she didn’t love how fast fashion worked, so she quit after twenty years of working for a Spanish fashion company and developed her career as an illustrator. Since then she has illustrated several books and focused on mastering watercolor painting. Susana has always loved textile desi ..read more
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New designer! Nicola Rowe
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by amanda
2M ago
Nicola Rowe is a surface pattern designer from Shropshire, U.K. who works with a fresh and vibrant style. She makes patterns for fabric, stationery and giftware companies world wide. She is hugely inspired by nature and uses photographs that she takes on local walks to town and her nearby countryside to create unique color palettes and pattern motifs when creating new collections. In her past, Nicola was a Hairstylist and also a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant and the skills and knowledge she learned in her past employment have helped her pattern design business. Her love of orga ..read more
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Meet British Designer Margaret Clavell
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by amanda
3M ago
Margaret Cowell designs under the brand name Margaret Clavell, which was her great-grandmother’s maiden name. Margaret originally studied graphic design some years ago and later took a diploma correspondence course in interior design. About 5 years ago she designed a pattern for a friend’s cushion to go into her 1970’s house. She then continued to design more patterns and just fell in love with the whole process. She learned the fundamentals for designing patterns from numerous online resources and continued to experiment and hone her craft. She is eternally grateful to all those people who sh ..read more
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Vikram Chelumalla’s Dynamic Patterns
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by amanda
3M ago
Vikram Chelumalla lives in Surat, India designing textiles for scarves and shawls. His portfolio includes a wide range of patterns with motifs like florals, stripes, geometrics, and abstracts. Much of his work is layered with color, texture and rich details creating very dynamic patterns that could work in fashion and home decor markets. He is experienced with textile research and development, color and fashion trends, hand-painted fabric art, and control art for production. You can find his entire portfolio on Patternbank. Here are a few to delight your eyes today. The post Vikram Che ..read more
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Personal Expression In Surface Pattern Design
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by amanda
4M ago
Nanditha Vijayan writes about how she brings her personal experiences into creating art to help ease her mind and let her “untold feelings unfold…” How can I create artworks? was one of the questions that came to my mind in my early creative days and I am sure this is a question that many of you might be having too. “When winter comes your way, it is time to stack yourself up in warm clothes. Darkness fills all around you and the cold winter makes your nose turn blue. But this is the time when the Joy of Christmas comes through meeting and greeting your loved ones with warm hugs and small hand ..read more
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North & South Vibes From RemoTextiles
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by amanda
4M ago
Alessandro Remo Mazzoni is a Swiss artist and textile designer, based in the Italian-speaking Canton Ticino: a small region that blends together parts of Italian and Swiss-German culture (and from our googling, looks like an amazing place in this world!) The style of Remo combines influences of Northern European textiles by mixing bold colors and a fresh look with more classic, hand-painted Italian motifs and a softer palette. He likes this idea of a “gray area,” meaning not to be fully pigeonholed by designer stereotypes. When working for textile design, he has a chameleonic approach, ex ..read more
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Painted Patterns by Monica Kapur
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by amanda
6M ago
Monica Kapur lives in India and creates deigns with timeless enchantment. She loves to paint with every medium possible, oil, acrylic, gouache, and watercolor. Once her motifs are painted she uses Photoshop and Procreate to turn her art into repeating patterns that have painterly complexity, exquisite detailing, and undeniable beauty. Her portfolio has a wide range of motifs and styles, so do reach out through her website if you are interested in collaborating or licensing her art. If Monica isn’t painting or designing repeating patterns you can find her baking sourdough bread! Follow along wi ..read more
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Kathrin Legg Modern Design +Nostalgia
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by amanda
8M ago
Kathrin Legg lives on the east coast of Australia in the city of Newcastle. With its mountainous hinterland and beautiful sandy beaches, you can see how her colorful patterns are a reflection of her vibrant, engaging surroundings. Kathrin has been drawing, painting, sewing, and creating for as long as she can remember, so she naturally went on the complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Newcastle. She finds joy in sharing her knowledge and engaging with others, which then led her to teach art. During her career as a school teacher Kathrin continued to follow her passion, and ..read more
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