Posts Tagged ‘Design’


Client Testimonial: Sarah From Cari Slings. Fabric Design Case Study

I am feeling honored to hear from my amazing client Sarah – the founder of Cari Slings woven babywearing wraps company based in North Carolina, USA. She was so kind to write down her feedback on our experience of working together for 1.5 years. Sarah is a mom of three beautiful children, a babywearing enthusiast, and a passionate geek, which translates into her esthetic and choice of topics for her company’s products – USA woven babywearing slings.

Sarah writes:

“When Cari Slings was still in its infancy, I was primarily using mill stock designs. I was very happy with our original designs, but I felt the need to start searching for designers that connected a bit more with my aesthetic.

I stumbled upon a beautiful underwater design by Oksana late one night and loved her work immediately. I found the designer’s name and site and perused her website. I loved everything that I saw, and contacted Oksana enquiring if she would be interested in collaborating with me. She responded and let me know that she had recently given birth and was taking a little bit of time to spend with her family, and asked if I could get back in touch with her in a month or two. I did not hesitate to follow up, and upon getting back in touch, we worked out the details and she took my simple ideas and turned them into a beautiful Under The Sea design.

Since that first project, Oksana and I have collaborated further and she has produced some very fun and beautiful designs for Cari Slings. She has created our Owl Post (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/Owl-Post), Neverending (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/Neverending), The ‘Verse (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/the-verse), #solidarity (a Facebook group exclusive design), our Avatar inspired design (another Facebook group exclusive) and a few more designs that are still “under wraps”.

Oksana is a truly gifted artist. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. When we collaborate on an idea, we brainstorm different concepts, I let Oksana know what I would like, and within a few days, she provides me with a first draft design that always exceeds my expectations. Her artistry translates onto our woven fabric beautifully, and my customers and myself are always so thrilled.

If one is looking for an artist who puts her heart into her work, and if one is looking for a designer who will not just meet, but exceed your expectations, please do not hesitant to get in touch with Oksana. I cannot sing her praises enough. Her work speaks for itself.

Thank you kindly Oksana. :)”

Thank you so much for such a great feedback. I loved our time working together too! It’s been filled with wonderful, creative assignments and I really enjoyed the process of working together to bring your and your customer’s ideas to life on special, custom and uniques fabric designs.

Here is the story :) Our creative journey with Sarah started with this Under The Sea design in 2014 which is now available in an array of colors and fabric choices:

 

Since then Sarah and I collaborated on 9 more designs like the Owl Post fabric design inspired by the world of Harry Potter:

 

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First Time Saw My Pattern On Products In the Store. It Was a Nice Surprise!

Last Sunday Alex, little Olivia, and I all walked into Best Buy to recycle some old batteries and the first thing I saw when walking into the front door was my pattern on a phone case! It was the first time I encountered my artwork by chance at a store while shopping :)

The brand of these phone cases is Dynex and I couldn’t find my particular design online, but they were available in a couple of locations at our Goleta, California Best Buy electronics store. I am very excited to bump into my work in real life and just 3 minutes away from my home.

This is the floral pattern design that is featured on this Dynex case: Vector blue and yellow flower silhouettes seamless pattern background

Hope to see more of my artwork out there on the store shelves. I should probably go shopping more ;)

Kids Wearing Origany Clothes With My Designs

I just love these pictures from Origany cataloque! Cute little girls are sporting outfits with designs on them. I created the bird fabric print you can see on a kimono dress and a corresponding bird and flowers t-shirt print. I talk more about it here.

Can’t wait till my baby Olivia is wearing clothes from this collection :) Pretty soon! I have one in 6 to 9 months and she is almost 6 months already. Time flies!

So excited! Origany children’s clothing line with my designs!

Greetings, friends! Life has been happy, busy and interesting with a new baby around here :) I haven’t been posting in a while, but today I finally have a minute to share something very exciting with you. A while back I was contacted by Origany – organic children’s clothing company based in San Francisco – to design a fabric for one of their spring lines. It was very exciting to work with them on a birds and flowers inspired design with an Oriental vibe. Here is the final artwork they chose:

This is a fabric design I did in vector with Origany’s custom colors and here is a t-shirt print with the bird and blossoms:

The line consists of a onesie, long sleeved shirts, a couple of cute dresses, pants and hats.

I like them all but my favorite one is this kimono dress design with purple and coral panels and bows. Adorable! I got one for Olivia, of course ;)

It is such a great feeling to see my designs on kids’ clothes! I hope there are more opportunities like this in the future.

Can’t wait till baby Olivia is old enough to wear her Origany kimono dress and t-shirt :)

My Designs On Spoonflower Gift Wrap! Yay!

I am so excited to announce that my designs are now available on gift wrap! Spoonflower – the online fabric and wallpaper printer – started to print custom and designer wrapping paper for a limited time. I had so much fun going through my designs and previewing them on gift wrap :) Here are a couple of my favorites… Click on gift boxes to go to Spoonflower website.

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Video: My Seamless Patterns – Handmade Scarves

Hey all! How are you doing? Hope your summer is warm and beautiful! It’s been pretty chilly and rainy here in Groningen so I decided to show you a couple of scarves I made… They are special scarves because they are made with custom printed fabric with my own vector seamless patterns on them! Check them out in my this week’s YouTube video.

 

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27 Jul 2011

New Passion – Art Pendants

I’m having a blast with my Rondy the Elephant project! This little  fellow inspires me every day :) More elephants to come on my 100 Elephants and 33 poems Flickr gallery and on my Etsy shop too.  One of the side projects I am trying out are my new art pendants. I just love putting together these. This weekend Alex and I had lots of fun photographing them…

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Project: Flyers and Poster Illustration and Design for Remote Sensing Symposium

I finally have a chance to share this freelance project I did last winter for Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems (DEOS) at Delft University (the Netherlands). The task was to create a logo-illustration for the Remote Sensing Symposium the Institute organized in May and incorporate it in flyers and symposium poster design.


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03 Jun 2010

Made Myself An Art Brush Roll-Apron

I’ve been painting more and more at home and at the art class, which I love to do… For this purpose I put together a little collection of art brushes, but needed something to store them and transport them in my purse…



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14 Apr 2010

My First Decorative Painted Mirror

As we’ve finished reparations in our apartment a couple of weeks ago I decided to make some decorations to brighten our place up a little bit. The first thing I did is repainted our old bathroom mirror that came with the apartment, gave it more interesting look that goes with white-gray-red color scheme in our bathroom.  It was also a really fun little project for me :)


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