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Learn surface pattern and textile design with me!

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Learn surface pattern and textile design with me!

Did you know that before doing my second round of college education in Textile Design at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth I was a professional educator with an honors diploma? Originally an English & German teacher and translator, I'm coming back to my roots as an educator, this time offering classes in textile and surface pattern design - on popular demand from my YouTube subscribers (still remaining an active designer and working artist!). I've posted my first class on Skillshare - an online platform where you can take various classes from different teachers once you get an annual membership. Via my link, you can get 1 month free - and take my Introduction to Surface Pattern and Textile Design -...

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Pattern Tribe Vibes

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Pattern Tribe Vibes

I'm super honored to be featured in Surface Pattern Designers directory alongside talented artists from across the globe! When a fellow designer & illustrator Jonas Welin reached out to me offering a feature, I couldn't believe my eyes and kept looking - what's the trick? How much does it cost?  But no gimmicks here - Creative Howl is a wonderfully compiled and free resource for artists, designers and illustrators, as well as retail design clients & art directors - full of inspiration, great examples and useful links - and trust me, I have very high standards! In the article I share a glimpse of my...

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My pattern is featured in Spoonflower Fall 2023 Look Book

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My pattern is featured in Spoonflower Fall 2023 Look Book

Wow, what a moment! Let's be honest, every Spoonflower designer dreams of making it to their look book and other marketing materials. While this platform is full of amazing talent, it's really hard to stand out in the creative, skilled and experienced crowd, so I'm particularly honored and happy to be included! In case you don't know, Spoonflower is a print on demand company providing high quality printing on fabric, wallpaper and multiple home decor items. I am a very active Spoonflower contributor as I love designing patterns for wallpaper and large scale interior fabrics, but the platform also offers me the...

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Florals for summer? Groundbreaking!

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Florals for summer? Groundbreaking!

Ahhh... summer! My garden is bursting with new blooms every week. In addition to painting them (and filming quick painting tutorials with voice over - check out my Instagram & Facebook reels and TikTok's), I've decided to bring in something special to my silk scarf shop.  It is no secret that my illustrated square silk scarves were painstakingly painted and designed over months - I added them to the shop exactly a year ago.  This year I decided to offer something a little more light-hearted! 🌸 In addition to the existing 4 collections (Naturalist Notebook, Legendaria, Not So Junk Journal and In The Dark), I'm...

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My pattern design collaboration

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My pattern design collaboration

Recently I had the pleasure of collaborating with a very cool brand called Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder that focuses on creating kids' clothes unbound by the usual gender stereotypes. If your little princess wants a dress with a dinosaur, space or construction trucks, Princess Awesome got you! That goes the other way around with unicorns and other "girly" topics. Plus, they have lots of designs devoted to science, technology, adventures, animals and the list goes on! I created a design called Dino Tracks that will soon grace a new dress! I did a little interview with Eva St. Clair,...

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