Featured Designer: Elisa Cox

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Today we are excited to feature the work of designer Elisa Cox. Elisa went to school at the Kansas City Art Institute and majored in Illustration. In her junior year, she “became obsessed with making patterns and creating chaotic images that were not only handmade, but graphic and usable in surface design, layout design, and general creative expression. I grew up near beaches and this is a huge influence on my color choice, imagery, and aesthetic. Normal life items often pop up in my work, such as fruit and food!”

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“Many of these designs started in my sketchbook and often evolve into digital landscapes. I try to use as many mediums as possible to test cohesive visual elements. Often I use paint markers, collage techniques, ink, and digital manipulation to create my work. Pattern is a base in my creating process, and this group of work is an example of a variety of ways to utilize pattern.”

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I am really drawn to the unique way that Elisa incorporates texture and vibration into her work. The layering of motifs, various techniques and textures make her patterns “dance” and are such a visual treat! You can see more of Elisa’s work at Elisacox.com.

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