Here at the studio, we love working with a range of clients – be that from designing an exclusive collection of patterns for your company, or require an illustrator for your project, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
HOW MAY WE WORK TOGETHER, YOU MAY ASK? HERE ARE A FEW WAYS...
FREELANCE & COMMISSIONING WORK
We mainly undertake project specific design work, and work closely with our clients specifications, requirements and moodbaords to design a range of surface patterns suitable for various applications.
Our illustrations can be supplied as original artwork, high resoultion pdfs or TIF files, or if required .psd or .ai files.
Should you wish to commission us to do some lovely illustration work or create a perfect surface design for your project, please do not hesitate to contact using the Contact button opposite.
FULL COLLECTION CREATION
If you have an idea for the use of a pattern, but are not sure what you are looking for, we can also offer other options, such as trend forcasting / research and moodboard creation.
We can create a custom moodboard to hone in on the vision and direction for the patterns you require, from there, then create the collection to your requirements.
Should you like to work with us, please do not hesitate to contact using the Contact Us button opposite.
OUR DESIGN AESTHETIC & STYLE
We love working in pencil, dip pen, Indian ink and watercolours. Our surface design style is illustrative, detailed, precise and nature inspired. We love historical botanical illustrations – April is inspired by British & Irish flora and fauna.
With a keen sense of colour and pattern; we always start by drawing and pattern planning directly onto paper. From there, each collection is created from a series of delicately illustrated motifs, sketched and hand painted by April or one of our freelance designers onto heavy watercolour paper.
We use Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques to enhance our artwork and to create the collections of designs.
We are fully skilled in using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop; April regularly run workshops to teach others these programmes.
REPEATING PATTERNS & COLOURWAYS
If you have a great design but do not have the in-house capabilities to turn the design into a repeating pattern or create bespoke colourways; we can help.
We have extensive experience of creating repeating patterns in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop suitable for both wet/screen and digitial printing processes.
We are also available to create bespoke colourways for clients and love the challenge of working with other designers/brands to see their design blossom.
We understand that knowing the client and customer base are key to a collection’s success. April regularly attend trade shows within the UK and abroad, and we are members of trend forecasting websites. We combine this knowledge with an eye for pattern and, in-depth customer and trend research.
April has experience designing textiles and wallpaper for the home decor market.
Our surface patterns are also suited for licensing for stationery and apparel industries.We are always excited by new commissions, collaborations or finding new ways my patterns can be used.
If you would like to know more, you can view April's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmawhinney