Featured Designer: Kelly Kratzing

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Surtex is just around the corner–are you attending? If so,  you won’t want to miss the beautiful new designs by surface pattern designer and illustrator Kelly Kratzing. The Melbourne, Australia-based…

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Featured Designer: Jocelyn Proust

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Surtex kicks off in just under a week, and Jocelyn Proust will be exhibiting there for the second time alongside her Four Corners Art Collective colleagues, Beth Schneider, Pippa Shaw and Emma…

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Studio Kelkka

Sunday, May 14, 2017
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We are big fans of the beautiful, bold prints coming out of Studio Kelkka, a Finnish surface design studio comprised of ten designers who “combine nordic essence with playful & fun…

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Featured Designer: Jessica Hogarth

Saturday, May 13, 2017
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  We are thrilled to share the work of UK-based designer Jessica Hogarth, whose whimsical cityscapes strike a delightful balance between being thoroughly modern yet also nostalgia-inducing. Jessica was born and raised in Robin Hood’s Bay, “a…

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Featured Designer: Elizabeth McGarrigle

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Today we are honored to share the work of Elizabeth McGarrigle, who will be exhibiting at Surtex this month with Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles in booth #3017. I am drawn…

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Featured Designer: Rachael King

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Today we are continuing our Surtex features with the talented Rachael King! Rachael is an Australian surface designer whose strongest childhood memories revolve around “constantly, making, painting, creating” and how…

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Creating a Portfolio to Help Land Your Dream Job

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chloe Greenberg started the Art of Portfolio Curation with a strong passion for surface pattern design, but lacked an understanding of how to best target the audience she…

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Featured Designer: Skye McNeill

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

While most of the work we have highlighted in our Surtex series has been illustrative, today we are sharing the work of designer Skye McNeill, who will be…

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Featured Designer: Lizzie Clark

Monday, May 8, 2017

This week we are kicking off our Surtex features with the beautiful work of designer Lizzie Clark. Lizzie Clark has been a solo graphic design practitioner, with women-owned…

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Featured Designer: Pippa Shaw

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I am delighted to highlight the work of another designer who will be exhibiting at Surtex in just a few weeks—the talented Pippa Shaw. Pippa is a fine…

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