Once again, the amazing Believe Creative Studio will be exhibiting at Indigo Paris after a succesful show last year. Rosa and Vincent (the founders) are based in the Netherlands and have 16 years experience creating gorgeous graphic, textile and surface pattern designs for children.
UPDATE: The book has now been published! You can read more about it here.
I’ve been jumping on one leg for three days since Kristi O’Meara (from ‘The PatternBase’ blog) sent me an email telling me that 11 of my surface pattern designs will be included in her new book: ‘PATTERNBASE: A Book of Contemporary Textile & Surface Design’!
Just a quickie to share with you my entry to the latest Spoonflower competition.
For those of you who don’t know, Spoonflower is an online digital textile printing service, but there is so much more to it than that – it’s a community of more than 150.000 amazingly creative, like-minded people. Spoonflower makes it possible for all those individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs! This was something, not long ago, impossible to achieve for people like you and me, but thanks to technology and people with dreams we can now easily do it without going bankrupt.
If you are on the Passion for Pattern bloghop today, you’ve probably just joined us from the wonderful blog of Claire Smillie. After you have read my post, make sure you visit Femi Ford’s who has some great designs to show you. If you have only just found the hop, pop over to Claire’s blog where you can get started and join in the fun!
I’ve been a Graphic Designer for more than 15 years and I have loved it!
In my first job, creativity was limited by time. We had to design to a brief and produce as many pieces a day as we could. It was graphic design mass production! I enjoyed it a lot, and I mean a lot, and learned an amazing amount about the industry but the problem with this kind of job is that it steals your creative soul. My imprint got lost, or maybe I hadn’t even had time to develop one. I needed a break, I needed to find out what I really wanted to do because I knew this wasn’t it. I left my job and went to London to study a Multimedia course. I wanted to see my graphics on-screen , I wanted to experiment, I wanted to be a student again. No briefs, no clients, no boss. A time for learning!