Patterns aren’t just pretty and fun to look at, they have a depth and speaks to us on many levels. Here I share 5 ways how a pattern can boost your products and ramp up attention and sales for your business.
In the 18th century there were principles about what designs that were appropriate for specific products, but does those rules apply today? And can rules help us pattern designers in any way? In this article I try to figure out which products work well with the pattern design often called Toile de Jouy.
When coloring motifs in Illustrator I want them to still have a hand painted look to them, so for that I use a specific technique with multiple layers. Here I share the behind the scenes of that process and how I created this hand drawn, elaborate pattern design called Rose Garden.