Pattern design for sweets and pastry packaging


Hello pattern designers! Today I’d like to talk about the most important aspects of designing patterns in a packaging project for sweets or pastry items. Maybe by designing this, we’re not so close to textile design, but much, much closer to graphic design. Anyway…who doesn’t want to get involved in one of these projects? It’s not only an interesting project itself to develop, but it allows us to combine two of the things everybody loves the most: good design and sweets! So, if a client asks you to design a collection of patterns for her/his packaging or, if you are the owner of a pastry/sweets business, then these 5 aspects I’m sharing might interest you:
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3 tips for designing prints for tote bags

3 tips for designing prints for tote bags


Hello, pattern lovers! Today I’d like to give you 3 short -but important- tips about designing prints and patterns for tote bags. I recently had the experience of launching my new small collection of totes for my Urbanothèque webshop, and, in the meantime, I learnt some things I’ll share with you now. I hope it helps you create more professional and suitable tote bags for your clients! 😉
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Recolouring patterns


Hello, pattern lovers! Here is a simple question I have to ask you: what do you do with all those single patterns that have no collection (because you sold the others or because when you had to decide which ones to include, your head said that they just didn’t make it to the finals, while your heart would have included them, because you liked them).
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Minakani Studio Paris

Minakani Studio Paris


Hello, pattern lovers! Today I would like you to know a special surface design studio, based in Paris, that I love. Today it’s turn for Minakani.

This cool studio founded by Cecile Figuette and Frederic Bonnin has been working with leading fashion companies, luxury and sport labels and more confidential creative brands for ten years now: Anthropologie, Kenzo, La Redoute, Le Sportsac, Oxbow, Organic Stereo and Chez Monoprix.
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Pattern design for a bag

Pattern design for a bag


Hello pattern lovers! Happy friday! My post won’t be long today. But I am very glad to show you how my pattern (one I did for the Textile Design Lab’s design challenge called “Album Art”, remember?) looks on a bag.
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Texitura, International Pattern Design Mag


I have so very good news today… I recently have received, impeccably bound, the last edition of Texitura Magazine! This is number 54, and some of my artworks are published here. And one of them is… in the very cover! I am soooo thrilled to show them to you! I have developed several patterns for three specific trends/briefs for A/W 2016-17 (provided by Texitura) along february and march this year . I have enjoyed this experience a lot. Now I can see my patterns beside other artists I admire, like Uon Studio 🙂
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Pattern Observer

Pattern Observer


Recently I have been designing prints and patterns for a very interesting excercise launched by The Textile Design Lab of super famous website Pattern Observer (directed by the textile designer, mentor and blogger Michelle Fifis). And, surprisingly, they were chosen as winner of the Design Challenge! They were published in their newsletter, website and Instagram… These was super news for me!
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My muses: Kustaa Saksi

My muses: Kustaa Saksi


Hello pattern lovers! As I promised several posts ago, I would like to share with you my admiration for contemporary finnish illustrator, artist and (pattern) designer Kustaa Saksi. His style is pure eye candy, original, deliciously surreal, abstract, cool, psychedelic, very powerful about color usage, and, above all, exquisite (like all of my other muses!). You can see what I am talking about in today’s picture: it’s hard to forget an artwork made by this designer; and, of course, you can see his awesomeness in his website too: http://kustaasaksi.com
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Pattern Design history: Koloman Moser

Pattern Design history: Koloman Moser


Does anyone remember The Vienna Secession Movement from Art History? This is one of my favorite avant garde artistic movement of all times. I also love Art Nouveau: both look a little similar. I learned about TVS at college, while studying for my Graphic Designer career. And I never forgot about it, because I see some of its aesthetics going round from time to time.
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My muses: Catalina Estrada

My muses: Catalina Estrada


Catalina Estrada is an outstanding contemporary colombian illustrator, that lives in Barcelona. And she is one of my muses, too. She has a really strong style and when you see just a little flower, you know it’s hers because of its colors, gradients and shape. I definitely love that in an artist! Because you find very few designers today that work from their uniqueness: most people prefer to follow the trendy aesthetics, and then all you see is the same style everywhere (boring!).
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