New Pattern Designs

I've been experimenting more with patterns and illustrations which has been a blast. It's funny, I am such a minimalist in so many ways - why would I be into patterns so much (with so much color to boot)? Patterns can get busy so quickly and I almost never wear them myself or have them in my home.

However, when these patterns or illustrations are for kids, it somehow works for me. I can bring out my inner silly child. It just flows naturally to me. Kid clothing and decor is supposed to be fun and whimsical. Plus it gives a "home" to my illustrations - my awkward animals have to live somewhere, right? :)

okaycats.jpg

I would LOVE to outfit my nieces and nephew in these, but for now, they'll just have to live in mockup world. 

peeking cats
balloon animal
circles pattern
cats pattern

Oh hey, an update

I definitely have not been posting much on my blog and here's the reason. I mainly update on Instagram. (Like a lot of peeps are doing these days). But I will try my best to periodically add to this blog and give more in depth posts here. 

If you follow me on Insta, you can see that I have been busy since I posted last on the blog. I worked with some absolutely wonderful clients on creating brands or updating their brands- many of which you can see here

Copper Lane Cafe Logo
geometric business cards
bobbi + patrick online boutique store logo

I've also had an exciting project wrapped up recently where one of my illustrations will be on nationwide packaging! Can't wait to reveal that one.

And lastly, I've been experimenting lately with some pattern designs for the little ones.

bunny pattern onesie design
cactus pattern onesie design
ducks and flowers onesie pattern design

To be honest, I have absolutely no idea what to do with them. Creating actual onesies is harder than it looks, especially for overall patterns like I have. But I love doing them so I'll just keep experimenting and researching. 

I'm in this mode of experimentation and seeing what sticks. Experimenting with style, experimenting with mediums, and experimenting with design directions. When you have so many different passions for design and illustration, it's hard to just choose one path, right?

Copper Quail Collaboration

I'm thrilled to share my newest collaboration with Copper Quail Style, a lifestyle brand located here in the Phoenix area! They reached out to me because they were looking for a local illustrator and designer since all of their products are locally printed and celebrate the desert life here in Phoenix. 

It was truly a match made in heaven. The two women behind Copper Quail are just wonderful and wanted to share the beauty of the desert. And a chance for me to draw Quails? Yep, no brainer.

I came up with three designs - Quail family, Prickly Pear Cactus and icons of Gilbert (a popular town here just outside of Phoenix where they reside). 

They even offer letterpress prints which yours truly printed up for them. :)

You can purchase shirts, totes, letterpress prints, and kid shirts on their shop. I'm already grabbing up shirts for Christmas gifts! 

Holiday hits

Yes, it's true that you don't see any new card designs lately. Mainly because I've transitioned more to client-based design. I'm looking into more avenues to put my designs and illustrations on like art licensing or finding a new medium other than paper. But more on this later. ;)

So yes, these are the "classic hits" of holiday cards and tags that I'm offering this year. They are available on my Etsy shop and are a mix of letterpress printed and regularly printed items. I still love them and hope you do too!