The Art of Surface Pattern Design

I came to surface pattern design with a background in illustrating for children books. At the end of creating a picture book the publisher often asks ‘What about the end papers?’ The illustrations you see just inside the cover. My first patterns were clumsily made for this purpose and I discovered that I absolutely loved the process of designing repeat patterns. I loved it so much I extended my training through talented pattern designers on Skillshare and learnt about the world of surface pattern design.

My process

Inspiration can come from anywhere! I draw on sources from nature but I also love creating characters and drawing animals. Every pattern starts from hand drawn sketches and painting and then developed into patterns in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Please contact me and I would be happy to share more designs with you.