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All About Jackie Tahara!
UnBlink Studio was founded by me, Jackie Tahara, in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where I am happily surrounded by mountains, forests, beaches and the Pacific Ocean. If I’m not working in my studio creating surface pattern designs and illustrations primarily for home decor, textiles, wall art, apparel and stationery products, I might be going for a run, eating sushi or Thai phad seeuw, or taking a trip with my family to somewhere we've always wanted to go.
I am inspired by: the retro pattern designs of the 50's, 60's and 70's; Scandinavian design; the intricate patterns of William Morris and Josef Frank; and the landscapes, textiles, colours and craft traditions I have seen throughout my extensive international travels (think: aloha shirts, jewel-toned silk saris, Indonesian batiks and weavings, Japanese kimonos, Middle Eastern tile-work, indigo dyeing and Mexican folk art, to name but a few!) My eyes are always open and I intend to never stop learning and exploring.
Recent collaborations include: Wakefield Design Studio, Amber Lotus Publishing, They Draw & Cook, Palphot Marketing, Freeheart Drinkware, Bizjak Farms and Langford Law.
My work has been featured in: Uppercase Magazine, YAM Magazine, MOYO Magazine and on the Print & Pattern Blog on several occasions. My work was included in the 3rd Edition of the Uppercase Surface Pattern Design Guide (April 2019), featuring "the best in up-and-coming surface pattern designers", and my work was displayed in the Adobe Textile Designer Booth at ITMA Barcelona (June 2019) and at the Adobe Design to Print Booth at the Adobe Max 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA (Nov 2019).
For all my latest news, I invite you to check out my Recent News! page and my Blog.