Thriving surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor will guide you along this exciting path from developing your signature style to putting a collection together, and from protecting your work to monetising your designs. With a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this is the go-to guide for anyone wanting to develop their design skills and break into the industry.Module 1: Designing your way (5 weeks Apr 23-May 26) Module 2: Creating your professional identity (5 weeks June 18-July 21) Module 3: Monetizing your designs (5 weeks September 3- October 6)* You can do one or all three modules. I signed up for the whole meal deal. I like to jump in... Truth be told I am a perpetual student, happiest when learning. I love the daily inspiration it provides. The challenge it presents. The barrage of new ideas and dreams it creates. Ahh more sleepless nights to come~ too much excitement ....It is very hard being me. So until my time arrives, I have started sketching in my journal, collecting inspirational color combinations and playing with design on my computer. My inspiration board is filling up! For now that is all I have... Have a fabulous weekend!
Surface pattern design
Kind of where I am at right now.... Patiently waiting for April to roll around, bringing with it the start of my new online class The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. I am asked by many who are willing to listen to me.... The what?? This will give you an idea... Wallpaper, clothing, home accessories, my favorite coffee cup from Anthropologie....if you look around you will start to notice print and pattern everywhere! Someone has to design it.... I am ready to learn. Heres a little blurb about Rachel Taylor and her course. Maybe it is something that would interest you too?Read more →
You can only imagine my excitement when I turned the corner and came across this... (A New York City corner, not Whistler....) Kate Spades mobile "pop-up" shop. Japanese Floral courtesy of world-renowned wallpaper and textile designer Florence Broadhurst. I may have swooned..... I would be quite content having this parked in my driveway. Oh, and of course, this little beauty for quick jaunts to the grocery store or to the lake for a swim. I am quite intrigued and definitely inspired by designer Florence Broadhurst. A musician, painter, designer... She led a very secretive, yet colorful life. Her final demise ~ murdered ~the mystery still remains unresolved. I need to find out more about this woman and her life. I am also thinking that I may have to pop over to Kate's for a little piece of my very own Flo. Here are a few more of her designs. Love! As part of Kate Spades Spring 2012 campaign this "shop" will be traveling cross-country. Next stop: Seattle! Hope you enjoy! Looking for a little more on Florence Broadhurst. If you don't have time for the movie, you will like this... Florence Broadhurst from Signature Prints on Vimeo.Read more →