Featured Designer: Molly Fitzpatrick

Friday, November 17, 2017

Today I am proud to feature a Pattern Observer alumnus, Molly Fitzpatrick. I met Molly about five years ago in one of our marketing workshops. Since that time,…

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Featured Designer: Cathrin Gressieker

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It’s always interesting for me to learn about what inspires different designers. Some designers are inspired by their environment, some are inspired by their families, others find inspiration…

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Featured Designer: Stephanie Symns

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Born in New Zealand and in love with art, no one was more surprised than Stephanie Symns when she ended up going to college for business—earning that more…

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Featured Designer: Zoe Watson

Monday, October 10, 2016

Like most of us, Zoe Watson never imagined that she would find herself “designing and experimenting for a living.” And likewise, many of us can agree with Zoe…

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Featured Designer: Tessa Hall

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On an exciting trip to Hong Kong back in 2006, Tessa Hall stumbled into surface pattern design quite by happenstance. She’d been browsing the fabric markets and had…

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Photoshop for Designers Featured Alumna: Meredith Haake

Friday, August 26, 2016
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Photoshop for Designers is our six week workshop that starts on September 11, 2017. Today we are highlighting the work of PFD alumna Meredith Haake. Enjoy! “The brush tool is magic, and I…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Graphic Statements”

Friday, July 15, 2016
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Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share design ideas and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their…

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Featured Designer: Bryna Shields

Friday, April 1, 2016

You are certainly in for a textural treat today! We are excited to feature the work of Bryna Shields, an illustrator and surface designer based in Portland, OR….

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Earthed”

Monday, February 29, 2016
Jacquette_TerraFirmaCollection

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share design ideas and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections their portfolios. During…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Tropical Iridescence” Collections

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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We had another bang-up round of Chelsea’s Challenge in the Textile Design Lab, with some truly stunning pattern collections created around WGSN’s “Tropical Iridescence” trend. I can’t tell you how inspiring…

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