Wendy Kendall is a freelance surface pattern designer and licensed artist based in the UK. We love her quirky illustrative style and playful use of color and are delighted to wrap up the week by featuring her work!
“My background is in textile design, after completing my degree I worked in-house at senior level at several bedding companies within the UK.
After making lots of contacts in these jobs and gaining years of experience in surface pattern and product design I decided to take the step to become freelance six years ago.
My work and client list is really varied.
I predominantly work on briefs for bedding and home clients on a daily rate basis as well as selling and licensing my designs via my website for a variety of markets.
I usually start with a mini moodboard either supplied by the client, or created myself so I have a bit of a plan on how I would like the work to look in terms of, theme and style and colour. Then I start drawing on A3 with a variety of black pens / inks before scanning and working up colours and repeat in Photoshop.
I love working in collections, creating a little story with patterns sitting alongside each other, which is why I think my work lends to fabric collections well.”