'Bold Honeycomb' surface pattern design by Veronica Galbraith | Pitter Pattern

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.

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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!

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When was the last time... | Pitter Pattern

Last year, when I got deeply involved in the wonderful world of Surface Pattern Design, I made a promise to myself: I would document, in a blog, my learning process and explore all the ins and outs of the trade.

So, here I am, writing my first post for my newly launched blog. I’m very excited, I have so much to write about, so much to share!

I hope you join me in this journey of discovery, as a contributor or spectator, and have fun with me on the way!