Karen Erasmus

Karen Erasmus

Illustration and surface pattern design

Hello

Thank you for visiting. I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer. I’ve always loved creating artwork. When my children were babies, after a career in teaching, I went back to college to study illustration and graphic design. This led me to creating my first picture book published by Hachette Children’s Books in 2012. Since then I have enjoyed illustrating 18 published picture books and materials for the education sector

My illustrations and surface pattern designs also feature on fabrics and can be applied to a wide range of different products. I adore creating colourful and engaging patterns and illustrations for children to enjoy.

Children’s Book Illustration

I have illustrated a large variety of children’s picture books and educational material covering a diverse range of subject matter. Publishers include The National Library of Australia, Hachette Children’s Books


CUSTOM PATTERN DESIGNS ON FABRIC

Are you looking for bright beautiful fabric? I can provide you with high-quality fabrics professionally printed with my designs. Fabric that has been sourced, manufactured and printed in Australia. I can also provide a sewing service if you would like cushion covers or tea-towels. High quality, custom-designed and made 100% in Australia.

Blog

Getting by at home
Sew-Walk-Draw-Design-Repeat As for most people on planet earth at the moment life has changed dramatically around here during the past...
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Flying Elephants from the Past
Many years ago when my parents lived in Australia (and the world wasn't completely fxxxed...sorry, I'm trying to stay positive!)...
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Time for some Dancing Bears
I scribbled down some dancing bears today. It seemed right to find something silly to do. Things are still pretty...
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Rainy Day Mock-up
It's been raining non-stop today and I'm feeling a bit coldy and yuck, so what better to do that play...
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New Collections!
Three new surface pattern design collections. Here's some of the inspirations and ideas behind the designs.
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Springing Forward
Illustrator and surface pattern designer Karen Erasmus has designed a new pattern with a Springtime theme
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Happy Holiday Season
I made this! The holiday season always seems to creep up on me at an alarming rate in Australia. The...
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Christmas! Just round the corner.
It’s going to be a bit of a mad Christmas this year at our place. With relatives driving across the...
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Other places to find me

Clients