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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Friday, 30 November 2012

Feature Friday - Mel Smith

This week I would like to share with you the stunning work of Mel Smith.

I discovered Mel's work through twitter and fell in love instantly!
Her brilliant use of colour combined with her ditsy, feminine patterns make such appealing designs appropriate for all ages.



Mel sells her beautiful designs on a variety of products including wallpaper, art prints, cards, iPhone cases, laptop skins and magnets. She sells through a variety of online stores, including Society 6, Folksy, Wallpapered.com and Etsy.




I love the colour palette and pattern on the iPhone cover below. This is one of my favourite designs by Mel Smith; it's fresh and sophisticated but with a playful edge. 


Mel is a graduate of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course. 

She has gone on to become a successful surface pattern designer, having designs sold in John Lewis stores and boutiques. 
Mel has also had her work featured on many blogs and in magazines - including the world renowned Print and Pattern book.


I particularly love Mel's Christmas designs, some of which I have shown below.
I find it difficult to choose a favourite as I really like them all. Again, her use of colour and pattern are just fabulous, creating designs that appeal to people of all ages! 




If you would like to see more of Mel Smith's work be sure to visit -

Facebook - Mel Smith Designs
Website - Mel Smith Designs
Twitter - @MelSmithDesigns


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