I was recently interviewed by Cara Dudgeon of the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) which provides in-depth content that tracks key trends and innovations within the textile manufacturing industry, and has been reporting on the textile industry for over 100 years.
In this interview, we discuss creating and maintaining a unique design style and process, while still keeping in mind the needs of clients and specific markets. It was a really fun chat! Read or listen to the interview at WTiN and even better, you do NOT have to be a WTiN Member to access this interview! With thanks to Cara and WTiN.
Check Out My "Danube" Design in the Jan/Feb 2023 Colour Issue of YAM Magazine! Enter the Magentaverse!
Very pleased to see my “Danube” wallpaper design in a Full-Page (!) feature about the Pantone 2023 Color of the Year "Viva Magenta" in the Jan/Feb 2023 COLOUR ISSUE of YAM Magazine! If you can't get your hands on the print magazine (out now on newsstands), you can check out the feature HERE! Enter the Magentaverse!
I'm Featured In the New Redfin Article: "Create a Great Escape: Attic Design Ideas for the Ultimate Cozy Nook" (Published Oct 19 2022)!
If you own a home with an attic or your rental home comes with a bonus attic space, there’s a chance the room has gone unused. Maybe the space is completely empty, or it’s the current home for your boxes of seasonal decorations, sporting gear, or home improvement tools. But there are plenty of ways you can spruce up your attic space to create a great escape.
For some inspiring attic design ideas, be sure to check out the new Redfin Article, “Create a Great Escape: Attic Design Ideas for the Ultimate Cozy Nook”, written by Alison Bentley and just published on the Redfin Blog on October 19 2022. Redfin reached out to me and asked if I could provide some thoughts for this article, and they’ve included my design tips and insights for decorating an attic space with WALLPAPER, together with more fantastic ideas from other design experts. Be sure to check out this article to find out how you can design your perfect attic getaway!
UnBlink Studio Spotted At This Year's Toronto International Film Festival (Again)! This Time It's With Iconic Tilda Swinton!
Very honoured to see one of my designs in this absolutely gorgeous portrait of the iconic actor Tilda Swinton shot by photographer Chris Chapman in the Deadline Studio at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival 2022!
I invite you to check out my Instagram Post to read more about this collaboration in Chris' own words!
I’m very pleased to show you the brand new book “Create Patterns with Different Layouts” by Manon Jodoin of Jodoin Studio just released and available for purchase on Amazon. This full-colour book features pattern designs from 18 designers (including me!), all organized by design layout, such as “One Way”, “Spot Repeat”, “Stripes”, etc. It’s inspiring to see how all the designers interpret the layouts differently and it’s such a great resource for both aspiring and established surface pattern designers! With thanks to Manon for including me! See below for a sneak peek inside...
Check out the Jodoin Studio WEBSITE where you can easily purchase this brand new book!
The latest Issue #51 of Uppercase Magazine, one of my favourite art publications, just arrived! This Issue is all about QUILTS, yay! Happily, my "Corfu" design was included in the Illustrated Quilts section that features art inspired by quilts "real, remembered and imagined".
A bit about this design: "Corfu" is one of the patchwork-inspired patterns in my "Pieces of Dreams" Collection, inspired by a stop I made on that Greek island during a years-long, around-the-world trip I took many years ago...Memories!
This "Corfu" design is available in my SHOP on absolutely gorgeous, light and delicate silk scarves in several sizes! Have a LOOK HERE!
Just Arrived! The 4th Edition of the UPPERCASE MAGAZINE Surface Pattern Design Guide! And UnBlink Studio Is Included!
Issue #49 of UPPERCASE MAGAZINE just arrived at my door! This issue contains the 4th Edition of the Surface Pattern Design Guide profiling 100 surface pattern designers (over 850 designers submitted over 5000 patterns in all)! With THANKS to Janine, I'm honoured to be included in the Guide! If you don't yet subscribe to this magazine (my favourite), maybe you should...At the very least, try to find Issue #49 to see profiles of all the chosen 100 pattern designers and TONS of inspiring pattern design info and gorgeous pics!
I am honoured that once again my SHOP has been included in the November 2020 Issue of "the world's most influential design and decoration magazine" The World of Interiors Magazine! This time, my "Jardin-Gladiolus" fine art print is pictured in the Design Report (#22 on Page 169)! It can be purchased HERE along with the other art prints in my Abstract Floral Collection!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
"Wild & Precious Conversations" Podcast! Listen to My Conversation with The Underbelly Project (Nov 5 2020)
I invite you to listen to the conversation I had with the wonderful Wendy of The Underbelly Project on the "Wild & Precious Conversations" Podcast (episode went live Nov 5 2020)! We talk about how I managed to start being creative again as a young mother, and to make creativity a permanent fixture in my life. We also discuss the on-going hard work it takes to be a licensed surface pattern designer, illustrator and artist, and how I keep on track, motivated and true to myself. We laugh a lot, and I hope you will too! Have a listen, and let me know what you want to add to the conversation!
Link to the Podcast here, or get "Wild & Precious Conversations" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you get your podcasts!
My New Calico and Elemental Series' of Art Prints are Featured in the Print & Pattern Blog (October 27 2020)!
I am honoured that my brand new Calico Series and Elemental Series of fine art prints have been featured in the internationally-renowned Print & Pattern Blog (October 27 2020)! For those of you who don't know, this Blog celebrates the world of surface pattern design and consistently ranks as one of the top design blogs in the world. Thanks to Marie Perkins (aka Bowie Style) for featuring my new work once again!
You can purchase these prints in my Online Shop!
Read About my Newest Calico Series of Art Prints in this Weekend's Uppercase Magazine All About You Newsletter!
Check out this weekend's Uppercase All About You Newsletter for a mention of my newest Calico Series of art prints inspired by patchwork, tiles, fabric samplers and collages (and how I envision them in repeat as wallpaper)! Thanks to Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine for including me!
My Calico Series has 2 co-ordinating fine art prints that are now available in my Shop in 2 sizes: 8"x10" and 16"x20"! Check them out in my Shop!
Once again, my online SHOP has been included in the Design Report (#37 on Page 333) in the October 2020 Issue of the prestigious The World of Interiors Magazine. The Design Report features a curated range of designers and artists and it is a great honour to me to be asked to participate again (I was also in included in the September 2020 Issue as well!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
Now Seen In THE WORLD OF INTERIORS Magazine! Check Out the Design Report in the September 2020 Issue!
I was very excited to be contacted by "the most influential design and decoration magazine", The World of Interiors, a couple of months ago. They asked if I would like to be included in their Design Report which features a curated range of designers and artists. I said...Yes, please! It was great timing too, since my new SHOP had just gone live. So check out the Design Report (#6 on Page 147) in the September 2020 Issue of The World of Interiors which includes a pic of my Sayulita pillow in my studio garden and a bit about me and my SHOP!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
My Design on Display in the Adobe Design to Print Booth at the Adobe Max 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA (Nov 2-6 2019!
Pleased to see that Adobe chose my "Geraniums" pattern design to display (with other beautiful designs) in their Adobe Design to Print Booth at the annual Adobe Max 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA from Nov 2-6 2019! Thanks to Mike Scrutton at Adobe for including my design!
I am honoured to be featured in the Sept/Oct 2019 Style Issue of YAM Magazine, Victoria's lifestyle magazine! The fantastic 5-page feature "A Passion for Pattern" is all about my surface pattern design journey and my love of all things pattern design! You can read it Online (pages 26-31) or In Print (pick up a copy at businesses across Victoria!) You can also link to it on the YAM Magazine website!
Or have a look below to scroll through the pages!
With thanks to Editor-in-Chief Kerry Slavens for reaching out to me and offering to feature me, writer Linda Barnard for your wonderful words, and photographer Jeffrey Bosdet for managing to take a picture of me that I don't hate!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio