Category: patterns

Thesis patterns yay!


Some patterns I’ll be using for thesis…

The russian doll is an image I’ve always wanted to attempt. Despite their current popularity in surface design, they always remind me of a certain Russian Doll my mother kept on her bureau while I was growing up. I remember it was brown, had a red mouth, and this beautiful red flower pattern along the bottom.

I’ve been doing these triangle patterns for a while now and I just can’t seem to get enough of them. There’s something about them that my psyche goes crazy for. I think they’re deeply rooted somewhere in my childhood. I think it might’ve been those really old cartoons I used to watch as a kid.
Very much like this Chuck Jones cartoon, The Dot and the Line : A Romance in Lower Mathematics

Thesis – Take Two!


It’s that time again…The second semester is here and I am already swamped with new projects! I’m very excited though and I can only apologize for not updating sooner.

First things first:
I knew I wanted to continue to design patterns and make products but I wanted to take things just a little further and explore the sale aspect. I assumed early on that I would just use my Etsy account, but then as things progressed I realized that wasn’t personal enough, so ridiculous me, I decided to make my own online store.

The name is temporary. I’m still trying to find that perfect fit. Damn being a perfectionist. To me, having a store in progress requires good record keeping of inspiration and production. You’ll be seeing a lot of that here and probably a layout revamp.

I want the store to be a mix of naturey rustic and retro patterns. It makes a little more sense looking at my palette and sketches

As for the actual products, one thing I plan to make are books in collaboration with Eleni Giorgos, an amazingly talented artist. In addition, pillows, plates, napkins, clothing, bags, and more.

That’s all for now! More to come!

Thesis Final – The Full Lindsay Collection


Phew! I made it. At least through part one. My final critique went very well and I must say great job to all the other seniors! I was lucky enough to sit in on Rebecca and Whitney’s final crits and work in both classes were simply stunning.

The night before my final I went to the studio to mark everything, good thing too because there was a lot to hang.

A huge Thank You to Melissa Prentki, my beautiful model, I don’t know how I got so lucky to find her with spare time on her hands. We shot in my living room and my broken pathetic wall was a perfect backdrop. Thank you to Colin O’Connor as well for helping me use a camera..definitely not my strongest suit. But I couldn’t be happier with how the photos came out. I’m ecstatic that I get to keep them and frame them now!


By the end I was definitely ready to move on from the blossoms. However, I’m glad I stuck to the one theme through-out. I’m not done with flowers forever by any means but I’m excited to see what else comes out next semester. I’m consider many different options and hopefully I’ll have some time over this break to do some testing.

Anyway, I dedicated this collection to my sister, Lindsay, it all reminds me of her so much.

Thanks to everyone for a great semester! Happy Holidays!

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