About Me

Hello, and thank you for stopping by!

I am a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator from beautiful, leafy Cheshire, England. I’m very passionate about design, especially colour, pattern, experimenting with different media and new techniques.

I like to incorporate elements within my work, of nature, animals, people, and everyday objects, both as standalone drawings and also in patterns. My style is fun and painterly, and I tend to work traditionally, developing and finishing my designs on my computer.

I enjoy the entire design process, from inital inspiration research, creating concepts and sketches, testing different colour and media combinations, through to creating finished compositions from my ideas.

Where do I get my inspiration from? Well, I spend time observing what is around me, looking though magazines, and at various sources on the internet.

My Design Journey in a Nutshell.

Since graduating with a BA HONS degree in Surface Pattern at The University of Huddersfield in 1998, I have worked as surface pattern designer in a design studio and have undertaken a lot of freelance work. I also have an MA in Textiles, which I took at Manchester Metropolitan University. I graducated from that in 2010.

My Work.

My pattern and illustration work has appeared on bedding, mugs, apparel, stationery, gift items and more…

Previous clients include (but are not limited to): Dorma France, Dorma UK, NEXT, John Lewis, Coca Cola, Open University, Cyber Security Challenge, Morgan and Debenhams.

Other places to find me

In my spare time, I run my blog, where I feature my own work, other designers and their work, and various different aspects of design, such as fashion and interiors. I also have a shop on Etsy, where I sell my designs; wall art prints and stationery ranges. You can also see some of my designs on Society6 and on Redbubble.

I would love to hear from you! Please contact me here: emma.allsup@googlemail.com

Please find me on Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin, Instagram and LinkedIn, to keep up to date with latest projects.

Emma Jayne x