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

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

stationery 1.6 mockup
Design, patterns, Surface Patterns

Watermelon in Paradise Stationery Collection

WOW! This was an extremely fun exercise in my Make It In Design, Module 2 (Creating Your Professional Identity) course. This assignment was to design a concept board for a new line of stationery. I'm to imagine that my instructors are buyers from a (made-up) company called Delicious seeking to license a new collection which reflects… Continue reading Watermelon in Paradise Stationery Collection

lesson 1.3 collection display
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Tropical Summer Collection – Lesson 1.3

It's been hectic, especially since May 21, when I started the first class of Module Two of Surface Pattern Design School! That week was also the lead in week for the Memorial Day Observance at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (which was heart touching ceremony-largest event yet, Huey fly over was spectacular-true tribute to those Vietnam… Continue reading Tropical Summer Collection – Lesson 1.3

whitehibiscus cards
Design, fabric, patterns, Surface Patterns, Wrapping Paper

White Hibiscus Note Cards and Wrapping Paper

A collection of note cards with matching wrapping paper. The hibiscus flower was hand drawn in pencil, then penned over so I could scan it into Illustrator where I was able to fine tune the drawing. With a little copying, manipulating and arranging the flower vector I created a seamless surface pattern. This surface pattern… Continue reading White Hibiscus Note Cards and Wrapping Paper

Design, fabric, patterns, Surface Patterns, Wrapping Paper

Enter Surface Pattern Design School

I am having so much fun with a new creative design arena. Several months ago while looking for fabric swatches to sew window treatments for the guest bedroom I stumbled upon a surface pattern design website. There are thousands of fabrics online, and I found many I liked, but I wanted something different, something special.… Continue reading Enter Surface Pattern Design School