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I’m very happy to say that you can now find me at Designers for Hire directory. Can you see my little ad below? Let test your eyesight and see if you can spot me…
Did you find me? I hope you did!
This is my little add below:
The Designers for Hire directory is curated by the Print and Pattern blog and listings are by invitation only. The directory was created to help companies and art directors find quality designers quickly without having to search through the ever growing Print and Patten blog archives.
In the directory you will find surface pattern designers, graphic designers and illustrators.
There are so many talented ladies in there! It’s amazing! I’m just glad I’m “good enough” to be listed there :) Yay for me!
It’s so nice to be in the top navigation bar at Pingg :) #feelingproud
Hopefully more people will be able to see and use my designs :)
I’ve been meaning to share these photos for a long time now. Late last year a few members of Circle of Designers got together for a photo shoot in Sydney where we all got to wear some of the scarves that we designed during the year.
These are some of the photos from the day:
Philippa Wilkinson is the designer behind the established textile design company, Pip Willy. Her sustainable fabrics are represented by the Emily Ziz Style Studio and has been immersed in commercial textile design for over 14 years. Philippa is a COFA graduate and it is her Fine Arts background, her keen eye for detail, her sensitivity in line work and her printing expertise that has been the driving force in her textile work.
Oya Demirbilek is an Industrial Designer and Associate Professor at the school of the Built Environment UNSW. Her Turkish heritage and European upbringing influence her work including her 2D/3D jewellery beading work. Oya’s jewellery shapes reflect the natural – as well as sacred geometric patterns and structures, cultural and spiritual symbols. Her design philosophy is to create simple, useful, beautiful and easily reproducible objects.
Danielle Kojic is a Graphic Designer/Brand Consultant who is also compelled to paint. After completing her first painting classes post graphic arts college she was immediately accepted to be hung at the Mosman Art Award. The experienced way she uses paint comes naturally and straight from her centre.
Anjum Olmo’s recognisable henna-inspired motifs lend themselves to patternmaking. Anjum has a passion for all things handmade from designing screen printed textiles, wallpaper and handmade cards. “Bold and stripped back” is a phrase that best describes Anjum’s designs. She has lived in Fiji and now lives in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains and she draws her creative inspiration from her environment.
Melissa Von Berge, amongst many things, is a talented Photographer who has always worked successfully in the area of Graphic Design. Melissa has an insatiable appetite for observing the beauty and the world around her. Relentless in her pursuit of seeking out the non mundane she constantly surprises the viewer.
You can read more about all of the Circle of Designers members here.
Circle of Designers is a group of Australian artists creating beautiful environmentally friendly textile products where each designer brings their own unique look to the range. By grouping together it is possible to create unique designs into textile products whilst respecting how things are made in the supply chain.
The photos were taken by Matthew Syres Photography and I think he did a great job. It’s hard working with six giggling women!
Here’s another bit of good news that I should have shared a long time ago. Back in March I was featured on the Print and Pattern blog where some of my trays were showcased.
Anyone that is into surface pattern design knows that the Print and Pattern Blog is THE blog that EVERYONE wants to be featured in, so it’s a great privilege to get a feature there. I’m doing a happy dance :)
You can read the blog post here.
Thank you Marie for the feature!
Here’s another bit of news that I should have shared a long time ago. Back in March this year I was featured in the Pattern Observer blog. There’s a short bio about me and some images of my work. Please take a look :)
Thank you Pattern Observer!
As you might know by now I’m part of this wonderful group called Circle of Designers. Circle of Designers is a label that has been conceived so that independent artists can easily transform their ideas into marketable environmentally friendly textile products.
Our motto ‘art based textiles with eco intent’ best describes the intentions of the group. We use earth friendly inks which are waterbased and soil certified whilst respecting how things are made in the supply chain.
Each designer brings their own unique look and signature to the group. The original items are carefully made from natural fabrics including hemp that has to be specially sourced – nothing is mass produced. The fabric is made up into different styles from the range – from A-line skirts, kaftan dresses to scarves, bags & shrugs.
This is my first range of eco friendly silk scarves that I produced with the group and I look forward to putting together my next collection!
If you would like to take a look at the whole range of work that the Circle has produced please take a look at the Circle of Designers website.
I recently delivered more goodies at the Handmade Shop so while I was there I took some photos of my designs in the shop.
Here you can see a variety of throw pillows including my own designs.
This is the beautiful jewellery work of Janet from In My Element Glass Design.
These are some of my journals, pencil cases and ring binders.
You could spend hours and hours in that shop. There are so many beautiful things to look at and the best part about it is that everything is so unique!
So this time I delivered some wrapping paper, cards, full length leggings and some more scarves.
These are some of my full length leggings.
My beautiful shelf space :)
Some of my wrapping paper designs.
The shop is located in City Walk, 20 Allara Street, Canberra. So if you are in Canberra or you are visiting Canberra make sure you go and take a look. The shop has an amazing collection of work bursting with the finest Australian design.
Here’s something I should have shared weeks ago. Back in March I was featured on Style Curator. Style Curator is an Australian blog founded by the talented Gina Ciancio. The blog is for people who appreciate design and want regular inspiration and ideas to create a more stylish home.
Weeks before the interview Gina and I got together at a local coffee shop here in Canberra and had a great chat about work and other things. After our chat she put together this beautiful piece about my work (and actually made me sound normal and coherent!)
Here’s a quick sneak of the article and if you would like to read it please go to the Style Curator Blog.
Thank you Gina!
Now that Surtex is out of the way I’ve had some time to update my About page and My Work page. I’ve added more information about all the work that I’ve been doing so that it reflects all the things I’ve done over the years and to show the kind of experience that I have.
I also added photo galleries of my work, like the one below, to include some of my recent collections.
I think I could still organise sections better but I guess this is a good start!
Please take a look and let me know what you think :)
I love dinnerware and I dream of having my own collection of dinnerware one day. For Surtex I prepared a few dinnerware mock ups in the hope that I can get a manufacturer interested in one of these designs. Fingers crossed!
There’s only 1 day to go until Surtex! Cultivate Art Collective and Cultivate Art Agency will be in booth 222 so make sure you stop by and say hello!
Here’s another sneak peak of what you’ll see at the show:
Artists featured at Surtex are:
Susanne Kasielke, Angela Kilpatrick, Ashley Lotecki, Gabriella Buckingham, Cyndi Pfeiffer, Betsey Hodson, Claudia Owen, Natalie Williamson, Irene Chan, Susan K. Weckesser, Sophie Brabbins, May Leong, Sherry London, Rhiannon Connelly, Adrienne Vita, Este Macleod and Amy Reber.
As part of my Surtex portfolio I’ve created a number of product mock ups to help people visualise what the designs would like on products. Here are some of the mock ups I made:
In preparation for my debut at Surtex I have been updating my online design gallery. I have at least 80 design collections in my design library at the moment and I have lots more designs to add in the coming weeks. If you are a manufacturer or art director and would like to take a look at my design gallery please fill out the form here and I will give you access to it. The designs on my online gallery are available for licensing and outright purchase.
Here’s a small sample of what you can find in my design gallery:
Here’s a little sneak peak of what I’ll be exhibiting at Surtex.
It’s almost show time!
Yes, I’m finally going to Surtex! This is the first time that I will have my work at Surtex and I’m very happy about that! Unfortunately, I don’t get to go in person this year but sending my work it’s a dream come true!
Surtex is the premier tradeshow devoted to selling and licensing original art and design for all types of products including stationery, giftware, toys, publishing, home wares and lots more. It is anticipated that there will be around 6,000 people in attendance from 49 countries. So it is huge!
The show will be held in May 17-19, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City.
This is my Surtex flyer:
Surtex is the type of show that every designer dreams of exhibiting at and having the chance to speak to businesses and manufacturers from all around the world.
If you are going to Surtex make sure to visit booth 222. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency and I will have my best prints and patterns at the show.
In preparation for my debut at Printsource I have been updating my online design gallery. I have at least 120 designs in my design library at the moment and I have lots more designs to add in the coming weeks. If you are a manufacturer or art director and would like to take a look at my design gallery please fill out the form here and I will give you access to it. The designs on my online gallery are available for licensing and outright purchase.
Here’s a small sample of my work:
I think it looks good! And I’m so happy to see everyone’s work on display. We’ve all been working hard for months to get to this point.
If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency.
Tomorrow is the big day and I can’t wait! I wish everyone has a very successful show and I hope it brings lots of new opportunities. Best of luck everyone!
If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency.
There’s only 1 day to go until Printsource New York! Cultivate Art Collective and Cultivate Art Agency will have their Printsource debut on January 13th 2015. I’m super excited!
Here is a quick sneak peak of what you’ll see at the show:
Artists featured at Printsource are:
Ashley Lotecki, Travel Bear Bureau, Sherry London, Angela Kilpatrick, Cyndi Pfeiffer, Marta Berk, Claudia Owen, Adrienne Vita, Pam Hamilton, Sophie Brabbins, Amy Reber, Melissa Watts, Joanna Chrysoholdis, Este Macleod and Susan K. Weckesser.