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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

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Clarke & Clarke

I have been searching the web for market research and inspiration for my new project when I came across the fab work of Clarke & Clarke.
Their designs are fresh, exciting and easy on the eye - I love them all!

I have included below a few snapshots of my favourite designs, taken from their website - http://www.clarke-clarke.co.uk/index.php






Internship with TrendArt

During my visit to Printsource 2012, I noticed the stunning work on the TrendArt stand. 
The imagery in their designs is gorgeous, so full of detail and sophistication.
After talking to Carl and Victoria at Printsource and via email since, I am so pleased to report that I have been offered a month long internship at their studio in Como!
I am over the moon and so excited! I know I will learn a lot from the experience and I can't thank them enough for giving me the opportunity!
I'll be sure to report back on this once I have been in July, but for now here are a few images taken from the TrendArt blog...





"TRENDART SRL based in the design hub that is COMO, ITALY, produces original CAD design / surface pattern for many product categories from Wallcoverings & Bedlinen to Paper Product & Home / Apparel Fabrics. We're an innovative globally renowned studio whose collections span the design spectrum from Modern Floral Trails, Traditional Damasks & Paisleys to Textural Contemporary Stripes & Geo's. 

We're well known for our outstanding lineart, innovative techniques and styles.

TRENDART SRL (COMO, ITALY & UK) - Designing original surface pattern for the Global textile industry elite!"

Carl Hudson, LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/trendart






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My ARTSTHREAD portfolio


My ARTSTHREAD portfolio is now live!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

FMP product visualisation




 Above are a few images that I put together using Photoshop to show how a selection of my designs would look in room settings, suiting both home and office spaces. 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

FMP final update

I have been super busy with my Final Major Project so have neglected my blog a little - apologies!
My deadline is Monday so I am still finalising bits and bobs but here's a little peak at what I have been working on since returning from my trip to The Big Apple!

 Drawing Sheet 

Drawing Sheet

Drawing Sheet

 A1 final design hand painted

 A1 final design combination of screen print and hand painted

 A0 final design hand rendered

A1 final design hand drawn

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