Becoming a surface pattern designer may seem tricky, but Bonnie Christine explains how you can get started on your own path toward surface design bliss.

How to Become a Surface Pattern Designer in 10 Steps

Becoming a surface pattern designer may seem tricky, but Bonnie Christine explains how you can get started on your own path toward surface design bliss.

Courtney Cerruti // Playing With Surface Design

Courtney Cerruti // Playing With Surface Design

Creating a Seamless Pattern Collection from Concept to Sketch learning surface pattern design

Creating a pattern collection from concept to sketch

During my almost year long journey of learning new design techniques and making the decision to transition my business from an exclusive stationery shop, into a design company, I began to fall in love with surface pattern design.

“I would describe my practice as well planned spontaneity. I always     start with a considered palette and story allowing me to design freely     and play with mark making, texture and composition. ”  When faced with a design brief, I don’t look for the new; I look back, and  guide myself with the inspiration that I’m constantly collecting through  everyday life. A very visual person, I will snap until my camera roll is  overloaded with images of lines, patterns, colour, composition form...

Cassie Byrnes, Textile + Surface Designer

Samantha Russo sketchbook

Samantha Russo's Sketchbook Transformed into Pattern Catalog

I have a penchant for 100 days projects, and artist Samantha Russo has recently completed one that's full of color and pattern—all in her sketchbook.

Melbourne-based textile and surface designer Cassie Byrnes with one of her surface designs. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

Image base design- Melbourne-based textile and surface designer Cassie Byrnes with one of her surface designs. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

Pattern Play with Jeanetta: How to Create a Pattern in the style of William Morris | The JungalowThe Jungalow

Pattern Play with Jeanetta: How to Create a Pattern in the style of William Morris

Pattern Play with Jeanetta: How to Create a Pattern in the style of William Morris | The JungalowThe Jungalow

Circular surface design patterns for silkscreen Hola Amiga pillows / cushions by Nate Williams

Pattern Ideas: Circular surface design patterns for silkscreen Hola Amiga pillows / cushions by Nate Williams

UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide, part of issue #21. Art by Jan Avellana. http://shop.uppercasemagazine.com/collections/subscribe

The UPPERCASE Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide, first edition cover by Jan Avellana who went on to have her own fabric collection with Windham as a result.

Surface Pattern Design: learn what all the jargon and terminology means

Surface pattern design reference guide

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