Hello, and thank you for stopping by!
I am a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer from beautiful, leafy Cheshire, England. I’m very passionate about design, especially colour, pattern and experimenting with different media & 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 whimsical, colourful, fun and painterly, and I tend to work traditionally, developing and finishing my designs on my computer.
I enjoy the entire design process, from initial 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, such as in nature, looking through 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, I have worked as a 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.
My pattern and illustration work has appeared on children’s books, in magazines, on bedding, mugs, apparel, stationery, gift items and more.
My work for Chester Zoo entailed designing a logo for their “Sing for Songbirds” campaign, together with illustrations for the animation in the campaign video, and the supporting learning resources.
There are upcoming and exciting projects to add to this list, which I will be announcing very soon!
Clients (current and past) include: Babbel, Calypso Cards, Caterpillar Books, Chester Zoo, Coca Cola, Cyber Security Challenge, Debenhams, Deva Designs, Dorma France, Dorma UK, Flow Magazine, Freddie Fox & Co., Hallmark US, John Lewis, Karla Cola, Little Golden Books, Miles Kelly, Morgan, Mum Fun, NEXT, Open University, Papyrus, Radio Times, Scholastic, Simon Elvin, Sock It To Me, Tesco, WWF Poland, Wancaoyi.
BA, Surface Pattern Design
MA, Textile Design
Lilla Roger’s – MATS Graduate and GTS Honorable Mention
Featured in Uppercase Magazine
Featured in Craft Beautiful
Other places to find me
I would love to hear from you! Please contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Jayne x