20190304 spring flower
artwork, Design, patterns, Surface Patterns, Wrapping Paper

Add a Little Flower Power to your Spring Fling

The Colour Gang spotlight for February was all about the color of candy. Apparently this color category is a worldwide trend right now. Seems to me it would be an on-going trend as I mean, what child (including adult children) doesn't love a great piece of candy now and then. I prefer dark chocolate, but… Continue reading Add a Little Flower Power to your Spring Fling

Jewel tone terrazzo
Design, patterns, Surface Patterns, Wrapping Paper

Terrazzo Holiday

Having so much fun with the terrazzo patterns. I updated the original design to make it a technical repeat pattern using the original blue shades I used in the previous post. I’m a fan of those beautiful blues. Since the holidays and Christmas are right around the corner I thought I’d rework the colors using… Continue reading Terrazzo Holiday

Autumn leaves
Design, fabric, patterns, Surface Patterns

Shades of Autumn in Two Colors

Being a member of The Colour Gang on Facebook is such a boost for me in the creative surface pattern design arena. The Colour Gang is a Closed Facebook Group administered by Make It In Design (the British company I’m currently enrolled in pattern design courses). I’m having a blast  learning new concepts, gaining in-depth… Continue reading Shades of Autumn in Two Colors

White fern in black of night surface pattern
Design, design school, patterns, Surface Patterns

White Fern in Black of Night

What a fun creative brief. I’m in The Colour Gang group at Make It In Design which every month sends out Creative Briefs, fun exercises, research, all sorts of fun stuff about color, surface pattern designing, the latest trends in color and excellent information on how to get yourself visible. This month is Monochromatic and… Continue reading White Fern in Black of Night

Mmarylou_wade_cb2_retro_mockup
Design, design school, patterns, Surface Patterns

The Colour Gang – Make It In Design

I signed up for another great venue with Make It In Design (MIID). They started a fantastic Group on Facebook called The Colour Gang that is all about surface pattern design and COLORS! It truly is a very informative and hands on learning Group. August was a free month for anyone who already was a… Continue reading The Colour Gang – Make It In Design

jungle luxe-bugs trend brief 1 ver 2-05
Design, design school, patterns, Surface Patterns

Summer School 2018 – Make It In Design

WOW! What a challenging, fun Summer School 2018 session I just completed at Make It In Design's The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, an online school located in Manchester, United Kingdom. For the month of August I was given two Trend Briefs and two Creative Briefs (assignments) to complete. The Trend Briefs will be judged… Continue reading Summer School 2018 – Make It In Design

3.6 swimsuit pattern collection
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Geometric and Graphic Trends

Above is my take on the 3.6 Geometric & Graphic Trends (ladies swimsuit patterns) for this Creative Exercise in Make It In Design online course. It was a bit of a challenge, taking me a couple weeks to complete. There were a lot of research lessons in this section, which led to a whole lot… Continue reading Geometric and Graphic Trends

Design, fabric, patterns, Surface Patterns, Wrapping Paper

Table Linens

For this Make It In Design exercise my Brief was: Design a coordinating set of table mats and napkins Pick one color palette from the WGSN Colour Evolution report that was supplied to us in the course, and use only those colours and white Create a simple pattern concept or a formal repeating tile Use… Continue reading Table Linens