Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Pattern Experiments

I was inspired by Audzipan's display of her fabric design and decided to share with you some of the patterns I've been working on. I recently ordered samples of these from Spoonflower, and they should be here in the next week. I'm too excited to see what they end up looking like. Hopefully soon I'll have the guts to show you some more.

Right now is a weird stage for me in my design career. I've always been a full-time web and part-time print designer. Now I really feel like I want to move away from branding myself as a web designer and explore the type of design I really love: print, illustration, textile, etc. I'm in the process of changing my online portfolio from a showcase of work to a showcase of my personal style, but it's difficult to believe anyone would be that interested in my wacky ideas for fabric or art. Somehow, I feel better sharing all of this - like I can really move in that direction instead of feeling like it's a big special secret I'm keeping all to myself and thinking about way too much.

Any feedback on these designs is appreciated :) I still have a few in my back pocket for a later release.


  1. I Love it! Show us more! Okay, feedback I like the colors/design of number 2 (I don't see it for clothing, but a purse, lining, home dec--I would probably use it for all of them), but the seahorses are my favorite--I want this fabric for everything! Show us more!

  2. @Amber

    Thanks Amber! I agree with you about #2. It's definitely too much for clothing, but could work for accessories or pillows. I'm going to have to get some more samples together :)

  3. Very nice. I like the seahorses, too. I want to try out spoonflower. You'll have to let us know how your samples turn out. And good for you for taking taking action on your ideas! I'm excited to see what else you have in store.

  4. @lizajane

    I'll definitely post my Spoonflower samples and give a review. It's kind of difficult still to move in the direction I want to, so getting encouragement helps! Thanks!

  5. i love them! especially the first and second ones! i would love to see more of your patterns!

  6. @vivatveritas

    Thanks! I love this feedback i'm getting.

  7. #2 reminds me of a kaleidoscope, and I love the frame around the seahorses.

    Did you know you can order a sample color book from Spoonflower with colors that they print well? I ordered one this week, along with a fabric sample book, and I can't wait to get them!

  8. @Audrey @ the audzipan anthology

    I did order the sample fabric book a while ago but I never saw the color book. thanks for the tip!