19 April 2018

BLUE PRINT 2018 - artabella collective

Artabella Collective are a group of seven international designers. Although their artistic styles are diverse, they all have a common passion for surface pattern design. They are Michelle Grace and Claire Elsworth from the UK, Deane Christiansen from Canada and Shelley Seguinot, Erica Ilene, Diana Kelley and Amber Shaw from the USA. Initially making connections through the amazing online community of surface pattern designers, they formed friendships through courses including Make it in Design, MATS Bootcamp and the Roost Tribe. They soon discovered that they had shared ambitions and an incredible drive to succeed which is happily accentuated by the support of one another. Artabella Collective will be making their trade show debut at Blueprint Show 2 in May and are excited to make contacts and forge lasting professional relationships into the foreseeable future. They offer a broad range of highly commercial patterns and placements for every occasion and are so happy to have the opportunity to promote their amazing artwork to clients on a global scale.
Above : Claire Elsworth’s trend-based surface pattern designs are bursting with colour and impact. Her intense, opulent style of maximalism is aesthetically designed to appeal to the home decor, wallpaper, bolt fabric and apparel markets.

Above : Deane Christiansen likes to marry a modern vintage style with a fun and quirky direction. Her strength and focus is in creating florals and illustrative motifs for everyday occasions and children’s patterns.

Above : Diana Kelley’s geometric, abstract and modern floral designs feature bold, confident colour, handcrafted textures and a fun design sensibility. Her work is especially well-suited to homeware, interiors and apparel, both for adults and the children’s markets.
Above : Michelle Grace produces commercial designs with a fresh, innovative style incorporating unique hand-painting and intricate sketching processes as well as illustrative, digital motifs. She loves to give her eclectic patterns a playful and whimsical edge.
Above : Amber Shaw produces beautiful, feminine designs portraying sweet florals and motifs in wonderful colour combinations. Her pattern and placements include seasonal influences and adorable children’s character motifs.

Above : Shelley Seguinot loves to create the cutest characters and bold patterns for the children’s product and apparel market, home decor and the stationery industry.
Above : Erica Ilene designs vintage-inspired florals which are complimented with mid-century styled geometric coordinates as well as whimsical pattern collections and seasonal designs. She also has an extensive collection of typography designs.
Find out more on the Artabella Website and check out the Artabella Instagram.

BLUE PRINT 2018 - claire elsworth

By coincidence I also heard from UK surface pattern designer and Artabella Collective member Claire Elsworth. Claire is based in Derbyshire where she creates surface pattern designs available for purchase and license for a variety of markets and products. She loves to draw and her process always starts with detailed hand-drawn motifs which she works up in Illustrator. From her eclectic inspiration of nature, fabulous ornamentation and visual trend forecasts she strives to produce an elegant feminine aesthetic staying true to her own uniquely opulent style. Her designs have featured on Make it in Design, Patternbank and also in MOYO magazine. Her Peacock Maximalist and Jay’s Jungle collections won the ‘Make it in Design Ultimate Trade Show Competition 2017’. Exhibiting with Artabella Collective at Blueprint Show 2 this May, Claire will be showing a varied portfolio of new and on-trend designs. She is looking to make connections for purchase and licensing opportunities and is particularly interested in attracting opportunities from wallpaper, home decor, fashion and bolt fabric companies. Commissions are also welcome.View more of Claire's work online here or follow along on Instagram.

18 April 2018

SURTEX/BLUE PRINT 2018 - gabriela larios

Gabriela Larios will be showcasing her latest hand painted prints and illustrations inspired by her love of flora and fauna, folk art, gardens and an eternal fascination for ceramics. Gabriela is also sharing preparations in the lead up to the show on instagramAt Surtex she will be at Booth 2528 and at Blue Print Show she will be at Show 1 represented by the lovely Nerida Hansen.

BLUE PRINT 2018 - melissa hyatt

Melissa Hyatt is a watercolor artist and designer from Long Island New York. She is preparing for her second showing at Blue Print (Show 1) taking place in NYC from the 17th -19th May. Melissa will be showcasing her lovely watercolour designs at the show and visitors can expect to see classic blue and white designs, lush botanicals, and fresh ocean and beach designs.

SURTEX 2018 - tracylucy designs

Tracy Beagen is an illustrator and surface pattern designer creating designs under her studio name, TracyLucy Designs. Tracy is beyond excited to be heading to New York to make her debut at this year's Surtex! She will be represented by Nerida Hansen Print and Textiles in Booth 2528.Tracy has always loved being creative. Her patterns are colorful and fun with a focus on florals, but she also loves creating geometrics as well as some novelty prints with a focus on animals. She is open for commissions and would love to hear from you. You can check out her website as well as her instagram account where she shares new work.

17 April 2018

BLUE PRINT 2018 - little cube

Sarah Betz is an Illustrator based in Paris who specialises in prints and patterns for the baby and children's market. She works under the studio label Little Cube and will be exhibiting at Blue Print (Show 2) in New York between 20th and 22nd May. Sarah's previous clients have included Paperless Post, Cloud9Fabrics, Crane&Co, International Greetings, and many more. She will be bringing a super cute portfolio of new work to the show next month and in the meantime find Little Cube online here and on instagram.