The 2023 Surface Design Symposium Happened on October 5-6! Join Me for "The Latest Trends" Panel Discussion...Replay Now Available!
On October 6, I had the pleasure of participating in the Panel Discussion: "The Latest Trends in Surface Design & How to Spot Trends in Your Own Research", as part of the 2023 Surface Design Symposium offered by Spoonflower in partnership with the Craft Industry Alliance, together with fellow designers Jeanetta Gonzales, Elizabeth Silver and Renee Froerer!
If you missed the Symposium, REPLAYS of all the sessions, including a keynote by designer Mable Tan and several Design Workshops, are now available to watch for FREE!
Here is a sneak preview of the brand new "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear A/W 23/24" just out from WGSN, the world's leading consumer trend forecaster. The Guide includes several of my pattern designs in its identification of the key trends for Autumn/Winter 23/24 Kidswear.
Please NOTE: You must be a WGSN subscriber to access this Guide.
Several of my designs are featured in the new "Prints and Graphics Sourcing Guide: Kidswear S/S 23", just released by WGSN, the world's leading trend forecaster.
If you are a WGSN Subscriber, check out what's coming for Kidswear Spring/Summer 2023 HERE!
The First-Ever WGSN Kidswear "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide" for Autumn/Winter 22/23 Is Now Live!
WGSN is one of the world's leading trend-forecasting companies, so it was quite an honour to be asked if I could provide pattern designs (some cute, some more sophisticated!) for their FIRST-EVER "Prints & Graphics Sourcing Guide" for KIDSWEAR Autumn/Winter 22/23!
For those of you who are already a WGSN Subscriber, check out all the trends identified in this new Guide HERE (you will need to sign into your WGSN Account). BUT if you don't have a subscription, here is a sneak peek of just some of my designs in the Guide.
I love the limited colour palette design challenges put on by Spoonflower! This week’s “Classic Blue Limited Color Palette” Design Challenge includes the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year "Classic Blue" (which I really, really like!) and 3 other blue shades. I re-coloured my “Mahal” pattern design which was inspired by my travels in India using only the 4 gorgeous shades of blue, and may inspire me to re-colour more of the designs in my "Palace Walls" pattern collection! If you would like to see this week’s entries, be sure to check out the Voting Page!
Pantone is not the only one to announce a Color of the Year (their "Classic Blue" is getting a lot of buzz though!) Many paint and wallpaper companies also make their trend predictions. I researched a bunch of them and it looks like blue, blush and green are the colours to watch in 2020. Then I couldn't resist raiding my pattern design archive to find matching designs for each colour! Enjoy! Do you have a favourite??!
Pantone just announced its choice for Pantone Color of the Year 2020: CLASSIC BLUE! Here is how they describe it: "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era". I must admit a soft spot for blue and have designed many all-blue patterns and illustrations over the years. So I couldn't resist, I had to dig into my pattern archive and see what I could find! While I don't always get the choices for Color of the Year, this one I do like! I have many, many ideas now...stay tuned!
I thought you might all be very excited by this! Nerida Hansen has just launched her inspiring Pantone Trend Guide 2019! The guide includes a comprehensive list of the recommended Pantone TPX codes, with beautiful patterns from some of her favourite surface and textile artists! For the next 7 days, use Code Trend30 for a 30% DISCOUNT! Check it out HERE!
This week we were tasked with coming up with a positive message for girl's apparel. Here is my "Make A Difference" design on apparel! Hope you like it!
Although this week was all about lettering, I really had fun designing patterns for my ceramics collection! Onwards next week for designing for wood products!
I just finished Week 3 of the MATS Creating Collections for Home Decor course. So much fun, super hard work, and all very inspiring. Here is the presentation board that I did for it. I think I can see improvement over the last 3 weeks! I think!
I just participated in the 2017 New Year New Collections art challenge offered by artlicensingshow.com! My Farmers Market Collection was included in the challenge along with artwork by lots of other ALSC members. Have a look at all the great new designs on the ALSC Blog!
Very pleased to announce that I am included in Emily Kiddy's brand new Kidswear Trend Publication for Autumn 18/19 released March 13. It has over 100 pages of trend information! Have a look at Emily Kiddy's Blog and maybe purchase her Trend Report for your own business!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio