Here on Vancouver Island which is usually milder than the rest of Canada, we've had an "unusually" long winter. February 2019 was the coldest on record apparently and we actually had lots of snow (I know, I know, it's nothing compared to our Eastern provinces but everything is relative, right?)! But today it is finally feeling like the cold snap is ending. So to celebrate, I am posting one of my newest surface pattern designs. I call it "Fruitastical" and it features some ripe fruits you probably won't see anywhere because they are a bit fantastical, but it does make me think of Spring!
As part of preparing for Surtex (May 20-22, Booth 2524) and Blueprint Show 1 (May 17-19) in NYC, I've been revising and recolouring some of my pattern design collections, such as this "Al Fresco" Collection here, available to license! You can see the full collection in my new LOOKBOOK which will soon be available to view at Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles where you will be able to request access to view!
This is a new festive holiday card design that I designed to submit to the MATS Holiday Card Competition! The brief was to design an illustration of our favourite festive winter beverage...champagne and spices and fruit!
This week's brief was to design packaging for a soap collection featuring abstract patterns! Here are my four "Fun Flavours" designs!
I just entered three designs in the Wraptious Cushion Competition, the exciting prize is the opportunity to join their company as a designer! The top 8 artists will be shortlisted based on points. I can get 1 point from every Facebook Like and a whopping 50 points for each sale. I would greatly appreciate it if you could LIKE my THREE cushion designs, Just click on each photo above to go to the Wraptious comp page and Like by clicking the button at the bottom of each page! Comp is only open until MAY 21.
And of course, if you like them enough to purchase one, that would also be appreciated!
I can attest that Wraptious cushions are super soft and the print quality is excellent. They ship quickly all over the world. I currently have 2 other designs for sale with them and I did purchase them for my mom!
Just finished the Folio Focus portfolio builder course this week, offered by Rise Design and Shine. It was 10 really fun weeks, full of great briefs, lots of discussion about patterns, and helpful information and downloads. Thought I would post my Artist Square that I did at the beginning of the course (on the left) and another one done at the end (on the right). See any changes in style? I see a definite change to colours, but that could be because it's winter now! I would recommend taking this course if you are interested in pattern design!
My illustrated recipe for Harvest Chowder has been featured on the They Draw and Cook website which is full of recipes illustrated by many amazing artists! My chowder is full of healthy, yummy autumn vegetables and lots of fresh thyme! Go to They Draw and Cook to see my illustration and maybe try out the recipe!
Attended a super Hand-Lettering Workshop with Kate Campbell at Moonrise Creative last weekend. Learned a lot about calligraphy and now can't wait to use it in some of my pattern designs!
I just entered the Ohh Deer Greeting Card Competition, called Paperjam, with my "Happy Harvest" and "Juicy Fruits" patterns. Please go to the website and vote for my designs, and share on social media.
Vote for "Happy Harvest" HERE, and "Juicy Fruits" HERE, or CLICK on the images below. Maybe you could vote for both!! Grateful!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio