Featured Designer: Elisa Cox

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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…

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Featured Designer: Jessica Jones

Monday, May 22, 2017
Retro surface designer prints

Jessica Jones is a graphic designer specializing in brand identity design and surface pattern design, and we just love her crisp and bold style! Jessica is drawn to graphic…

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A Fresh Bunch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

These beautiful pieces came to us from A Fresh Bunch. A Fresh Bunch will be showing their work at Blueprint, a new show held in this month in NYC….

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Pencil Parade Art Collective

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Pencil Parade

Left: Betsy Siber, Right: Brooke Glaser   If you’re in New York for the next few days, the ladies of Pencil Parade Art Collective would love to meet you at Blue Print…

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Featured Designer: Jenny Edwards

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jenny Edwards is the talented designer behind the UK-based Jenny Lemon Pattern Co. We just love her fun and colorful florals and patterned products, and are delighted to announce that she…

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Featured Designer: E’FLOMAE

Thursday, May 18, 2017

You may remember Esther Shavon from her informative guest post on exhibiting at Printsource, in which she provides some wonderful tips and advice for first time exhibitors. This…

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Featured Designer: Diane Sullivan

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Diane Sullivan’s path to surface design started with a formal education in clinical social work and a background as a potter for a number of years. Diane grew up in a…

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A “Lasso Portfolio”: How to Draw Agents In

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In the world of textile designers, the definition of frustration is: trying to determine which patterns to show in your portfolio and where they should be shown. This…

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Featured Designer: Meredith Desmond

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We are excited to continue our Surtex features with the stunning work of designer Meredith Desmond. I am really drawn to the unique and colorful ways in which…

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Featured Designer: Kelly Kratzing

Monday, May 15, 2017

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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