I’m a surface pattern designer who loves to make bold and bright coloured designs. Most of my patterns are inspired by subjects and shapes from nature. Moodboards and hand-drawn sketches are the basis of my pattern designs which I then translate into my signature graphic style.
My patterns have been licensed for home textiles, bags, umbrellas, tents, wrapping papers, cards, gift tags and more.
Next to commissions and the licensing of my patterns I design and develop my own paper and textile products.
This is the design I submitted for the Textielmuseum I-CONTEST. The task was to design a pattern inspired by printing techniques. I started out with 7x7cm foam squares, I then cut shapes out of the squares to stamp with, the residual shapes (negative shapes) turned out to be just as interesting as the ‘positive’ shapes so I ended up making a stamped pattern combining the two. After that I translated it into a digital surface pattern which you see here.
Yes, new products! I would like to present my new designs PEAR, BERRY, SHELL #1 and TUBE WORM (marvelous creatures). Printed with bio-inks on 300gr fsc certified paper in bright yellow and deep blue pantone, packed in a biodegradable clear bag. The new cards and gift tags are available in my shop.
Do you own a shop and would you like to stock my new cards and gift tags? Email me and I will send you the products specifications and samples.
UPPERCASE issue 21 is out! full of beautiful patterns, tips and advice from industry experts (representing companies, such as Surtex, Cloud9 Fabrics, teNeues), an interview with Lotta Jansdotter and of course the Surface Pattern Design Guide! so happy to be one of the 100 profiled artists.