Wednesday, 13 November 2013

It's been a while. But here's a catch up

Hello it's been a while since I have blogged, this has been due to being busy working in my day job as an art department assistant. I have worked on a range of projects for music videos for Olly Murs and Jessie J ( both involving a lot of sand) a feature film a few short films involving foxes (random) and numerous commercials.

In between I have also been trying to keep up with designing. I have created a few more collections which I will give you a sneaky peak soon.

I have also started to develop a range of I phone covers which I intend to develop further so they will be available to buy very soon.

Also with Christmas coming up I have designed some cards which will soon be available to buy on Etsy.

I will post again soon.

Chloe x

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Feature in MOYO Magazine

Exciting news one of my designs I created for the Comic Characters' S/S13 children's trend for girls & boys! was featured in the MOYO magazine.

Comic Characters SS13

Feature in MOYO magazine Page 13
I am really chuffed to have my work featured in the magazine as it is full of designers I admire the work of.

If you would like to see more designs from my portfolio please feel free to contact me via my website here.

Chloe x

Friday, 14 June 2013


Here it is ....the first ever  Pin Hop.  The idea came about when a group of designers decided they wanted to do another blog hop. It naturally seemed easier for people to do a Pin Hop on Pintrest. The orchestrator  behind this little project was by Tina Olsson of FYLLAYTA she has done a remarkable job putting this Pin-Hop together.

So on Saturday 15th June (this weekend) 50 or so designers will pin their interpretations from one of the 4 themes chosen from an A/W1 3-14 trend brief on 

Another fantastic designer participating in this Pin Hop is Tanya Brown. Be sure to look out for her Pin or even click on the link to Tanya Brown/Schatzibrown 's blog where you can find more of her beautiful work.

The theme I decided to go with was Midnight Garden. I wanted to create some designs using watercolours, over lapping layers and oversized flower heads.  This is something which is very on trend but also very different from my usual style. I wanted to challenge my self and push my boundaries 

The Theme

If you click on my designs It will direct you to my Pintrest board where you can see more of my work. It is apart of the Find New Designers group

Main Design

Design 2
Design 3

Design 4

Design 5

Please click here to go back to the PIN HOP
Thank you for visiting my blog and looking at my designs. All patterns are available for sale or license.  

Enjoy the rest on the Pin Hop and I hope you like what we have all created for it. 

Chloe x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Pin Hop June 2013

Hi All,

So this month there will be an exciting event in the world of surface pattern design! The Pin Hop.

The 4 Themes:  
Urban metropolis: Urban, Industrial  Landscape / Mapping / Contour Lines / Mixed Drawn Imagery
Optical day: Bauhaus  / 1920′s 1960′s 1970′s Mixed/ Chevron and Striped/Paisley/Grids/Optical illusions
Historical adornment:Victoriana / Devore Velvets / Scroll Work / Rococo
Midnight garden: Over-sized Flower Heads /Inky colors/Watercolour Backgrounds / Bleeding / Flooded Ink

I have chosen Midnight garden and this is my moodboard I have created for it. 

How it works is that on the weekend of the 15th June me and many other talented designers will pin our main design on the Find New Designers Pin Hop Board  from our individual boards you can click on the design we have created and this will then connect you to our blogs where you can see the rest of designs we have made to compliment the main one. This will be a very fun event to participate in and I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with. 

I hope to see you on here this weekeend!

New bits and bobs

Hi all, I have been quietly busy since my last post entering and few competitions and exploring different techniques. Lately I have want to broaden my portfolio and demonstrate how adaptable my design handwriting can be. So I have been playing around with water colours and creating designs which would not necessarily associate with my typical style.

Kleenex Competition

I entered the Kleenex Competition and followed the brief inspired by Ikat designs. I really enjoyed creating this design and event though I did not get shortlisted into the top 10, I am really happy with the pattern I created.

Watercolours and Butterflies

As I have mentioned I have been exploring different methods and processes here is one of the designs I have been playing around with textures and watercolours. 

My next post will be about the forthcoming PIN HOP which I am participating in with many other fantastic designers as part of the 'find new designers' group! at the end of May. You can see everyones pins of their own work so far on pinterest here

Chloe x

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A little bit of a Textiles feature


Today I want to share with you a different feature. Some of my textile art has been featured on Pinso . It is great see to my other work which takes a bit of a back burner while i try to establish myself as a designer being appreciated. Thank you to Charlotte Langstroth for featuring my work. Charlotte is a fellow designer and ABSPD graduate you can check out here beautiful design work here 

Please feel free to read the article.  There are also many other talented creatives featured on the Pinso website.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Design Juices Feature

Hello everyone and happy friday!

This week I was delighted to find out I have been featured on Design Juices which is a great honour!

You can read the full feature if you click on the Design Juices link. There are so many great designers and artists featured on the site. It is well worth having a look. I just want to thank Jared Thompson of Design Juices for taking the time of putting this feature together.

Have a lovely weekend everyone x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Competitions Entered

Ideal Home Show Competition

Hello all I hope you are all well!

As of lately I have entered a few design competitions. I have not been to lucky winner but wanted to share with you my entries anyways.

The Ideal Home Show collaborated with and set a competition to win your design being produced as a wallpaper.

I am happy to say that a fellow ABSPD graduate Wendy Kendal was the winner with here beautiful design "Petite Street"

Congratulation's to Wendy and to the other finalists your designs were all lovely!

This was my entry which, even though I did not get selected as a finalist, I am very happy with it


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Society 6 cushion

Hello all,

Yesterday was my birthday and I just wanted to share with you an image of what my lovely boyfriend got for me.

He bought me a cushion from my Society 6 store . I am very happy with the quality of the print out. The colours are true to the original design and the cushion is well made. The only down side is that it fabric used is polyester but even still I love it!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Shop, Shop, Shops

Hello all,

So of recent times I have been a busy bee and have finally got some of my designs on Society 6 and Envelop.

Please press on the link to see what is available on  Society 6

Here is the link to my Envelop shop as well.

It was a long winded process but I am happy with the results. So here hoping that some lovely people will be buying my designs soon.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Exciting News

Hello all,

Sorry I have been a bit quiet of recent times! I have been a very busy relocating to London, designing & finding a bar job to pay the rent while I sort myself out.

Anyways in the mean time I had a very interesting email from the Makerie asking to use my design I created for their brief, which I participated in as part of the Art and Business of Surface and Pattern Design course. I am over the moon have design featured on their goodie bags!

You can check out my blog feature on the Makerie's blog via this link.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. 

I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive season eating far too much food and drinking the annual mulled wine and port- hopefully not just me?!

New Years resolutions for 2013 are: Be positive, creative and believe in myself a lot more. Most of all keep to my resolutions.

2013 - second week in already with lots to get on with. This year so far I have entered 2 competitions-

Buttercup China Mug competition 

This is the design I submitted for the competition and my design has been selected in the top 40 designs which is great! The next stage is to get selected into the top 10. The judging will happen on MONDAY so please if you could share with friends and family and help me get as many people to 'like' my design (only if you like it that is)

Here is the link to the Facebook to 'like' it.

Tigerprint Spots and Stripes Competition- 

As well as the Buttercup China I have entered the Tiger Print Competition. For this brief I looked into what colours and styles have been forecast for S/S14 and chose a palette to fit in with this. I also saw that watercolour and painterly designs are predicted to be big so decided to create dots and stripes using watercolours. This is a style that really enjoyed playing around with and will do so a bit more this year,

ABSPD Module 3-

 Starting on Monday can't wait to get stuck in to the final chapter of this course! I have come on leaps and bounds since module 2 and believe things can only go onwards and upwards from here.