Posts Categorized: surface design

Inspiring: Barbara Gilhooly {maker/artist}

Barbara Gilhooly’s work is seductive in its multilayered colours, its bright patterns and flowers, its hints of mid-century style. And she amazes with her variety of mediums and breadth of skill – painting, printmaking, wire and wood sculpture, just to name a few …     Rich with layers and lines and beautiful, beautiful, delicious colour, her… Read more »

Inspiring : Emily Julstrom {surface design}

emily julstrom - magenta flowers

Emily Julstrom says it’s good to get as many terrible ideas off your chest as possible so you can get to something interesting. I think she must have done an awful lot of work, because what I see is utter skill and total clarity of vision. I first came across some of Emily’s surface designs on Pinterest (oh yes! I… Read more »

Inspiring: Julie Emmerson {surface design}

Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Julie Emmerson is making her mark in the world of pattern. And just like her location, her patterns are filled with sunshine too – bright colours, simple shapes and warmth.     After a long career in graphic design, she says it was a natural progression. “Creatives are always… Read more »