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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

Saturday, 15 June 2013

New Inspiration, New colours, New designs!

I wanted to share with you my latest creations, inspired by gorgeous designs from some of my favourite design companies.
I have been very busy lately with my part time waitressing job and working on my 2014 calendar illustrations, but in an evening I try to make time for a spot of designing when I can.

The moodboard above shows my colour inspiration; a bright, sophisticated and fun palette.

Initially inspired by the image of the chairs, I set about trying to find current textile designs using this palette and found Harlequin, Villa Nova and Nina Campbell had produced a number of designs in similar colour ways in research collected in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and Osborne & Little on Kings Road, London.

 Image copyright 2013 Belladonna Digital Imaging

I even hinted at this colour palette in one of my designs for Belladonna - the 'Geo Triangle' pattern above!
It is a fairly different colour palette for me; my past projects have used a lot of neutral tones and blues, but during my trip to Australia I was definitely inspired by my beautiful surroundings and my visit to the show homes.

I have become a lot more experimental and playful with colour and feel my work is definitely benefitting from it. I think it is very important as a designer to be versatile and up for a challenge.

Variety is the spice of life, as they say!! 

Images copyright 2013 Sarah Fleming

What do you think? 
Do you like the new, brighter designs?

Sarah x

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