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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

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New designs!

Above is the start of a new collection I have been busy working on since my little summer break.

When I came back, I must admit it took me a little while to get out of holiday mode and get my design mojo back but I am really proud of these designs and how the collection is starting to develop.

I spent some time writing lists, collecting inspiration (which is plastered all over my studio walls), putting colour boards together and brainstorming ideas as a way of working out what it was that I really wanted to achieve when going back into drawing and designing.
From doing this I have found that I am looking to develop a collection of designs that really describe me as a designer both in pattern and colour. Since graduating, I have been making a conscious effort to keep my hand in with drawing and designing as it is the one thing I would really like to pursue as a career. And although I have an ever growing portfolio of a huge variety of designs, I don't feel that I have a specific collection of designs that really describe my design style.

I like pretty designs but with a bit of an edge. 
I tend to create designs that allow my drawing style to speak for itself within the pattern as I feel that my illustrative drawing skills are quite strong so I like to keep the repeats themselves quite simple. 

Any feedback would be fantastic as this is a collection I would perhaps like to (at some point in the future) launch as wallpaper/fabric/products.

Sarah x 

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