Surface Pattern Design
My definition is that Surface Pattern Design is the art of creating repeating patterns destined for a variety of surfaces. For instance home textiles, wallpaper, clothing, stationery, floor coverings. Surface Pattern Design can be used for anything with a surface that you would like to decorate and make a little more visually appealing. A little mind-blowing, right? I love the idea that a pattern I design can be used for a child’s bedding, a wallpaper, a lampshade, and even their favourite crockery!
I create illustrations based on a combinations of photos, what you tell me, and my imagination. I love trying to capture the essence of my subject matter, I need you to tell me why you want it illustrated and what it means to you.
If you have any favourite colours please let me know — my illustrations are sometimes fairly close to the original colours but I do enjoy playing around with colours and compositions to create original pieces. You need to tell me what you want.
If the illustration lends itself to having a pattern (in the background, inside an object etc) let me know what you’re into and I’ll try to incorporate it!
I can help you design packaging, labelling and creating a logo. I love getting stuck into the technicalities of graphic design — from choosing the fonts, to palette, to materials used.
When I started out as a designer, my speciality was graphics. That was many moons ago and I’ve come a long was since then!
With so many years of experience creating graphic design solutions, I am confident I will be able to assist you. If you’d like to hear more about what I’ve done previously, send me a mail detailing what you’re looking for.