What makes joyful surface pattern design?
My motto is "color inspires joy" because I know first-hand the power color has to spark joy worldwide. In every community I've been a part of, color has been a source of expression and is often present in positive, collective experiences such as parties, festivals and celebrations.
Later on in life, I became a social worker and experienced the healing power of color through working with clients using arts-based activities in therapeutic settings. Clients loved getting to play with colors and be creative, this was often a turning point in our work together. These experiences cemented my belief that color can be used to spark joy - a critical element in healing work.
For these reasons, beautiful, creative use of color is my primary approach to joyful surface pattern design.
How do you come up with your designs?
Generally speaking, two ways;
The first is by starting with an original painting and digitally editing pieces of it into a cohesive pattern. I find these designs offer a sense of authenticity that folks gravitate towards, especially fans of my work at Colorata Studio!
The second is through digital illustration, often abstract initially, then redesigned into a workable pattern. These designs tend to come off as youthful, fun and welcoming, resonating with a wide variety of audiences.
How can we work together?
If you & your team are excited about joyful surface design, I'd love to connect! Write to my at firstname.lastname@example.org with any licensing and/or collaboration requests and I'll get back to you soon. Thanks for your interest!