Posts Tagged ‘patterns’

How To Sell Repeat Pattern Designs On Zazzle Products. Zazzle Products Review by Designer and a Giveaway – Video

If you are thinking of selling your repeat pattern designs or other artwork on Zazzle products, then this video is for you.

* This video is not sponsored by Zazzle. it is based only on my own experience as an artist and a designer. I do use some affiliate links in this post that help support my work.

I’m so happy to have hit an awesome milestone of 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel: Oksancia! Yay! Thank you so much, everyone, for making it happen! I really appreciate your support and encouragement! To show you how much I appreciate it, I am giving away 1 mousepad featured in this video:

Oksancia floral pattern mousepad giveaway photo

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Client Testimonial: Shamsiah From Hessa Bags.

Hessa Bags is a manufacturer of Islamic handbags bags which are not only beautiful and practical, but meaningful too. They are based in Malaysia and has been my client since July 2015. I am very grateful to Shamsiah, the founder and owner of the company, who has been so kind as to write a review about our work together.

salam sling wallet from Hessa Bags with repeating pattern designed by Oksancia

Here is what Shamsiah writes:

“I first discovered Oksancia’s work on Spoonflower and subsequently on Shutterstock. At the time I was looking for an illustrator to help translate my ideas into beautiful patterns for my handbag business, and also to offer their views and ideas on what will and won’t work. Her work to me is clean yet meticulous, and although there is a wide variety in her work, they are all beautiful.
I loved working with Oksancia, she was quick to understand my (jumbled and sometimes vague!) ideas and voila, magically produce patterns which require just a few tiny tweaks here and there.
I highly recommend anyone looking for an illustrator to contact her. I personally can’t wait to collaborate with her again, hopefully sooner rather than later!”
Vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with olive branches for customer Hessa Bags
 Here is me holding Hessa Salam handbag with the repeat pattern I designed :)
Oksancia holding Hessa bags olive branch peace handbag with her repeating pattern design
Thank you so much, Shamsiah, for you kind words. I really enjoyed our creative projects together. As of November 2015 I have done 3 projects for Hessa Bags.
Here is a Hessa backpack with beautiful paper airplanes vector repeating pattern I designed:
Vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with paper airplanes for customer Hessa Bags
Backpack with vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with paper airplanes for customer Hessa Bags
Please visit Hessa Bags website and Instagram page for more inspirational goodness.

My Kangaroo Fabric On Newborn Baby Coming Home Outfit

Ow wow! So honored to have my kangaroo fabric design from my Spoonflower shop to be featured on this adorable coming home from the hospital outfit for a new baby, nicknamed “Roo”. I love this whole outfit! So cute!



I am myself jumping like a kangaroo from joy looking at this fun and cosy clothing set! ;) It was handmade by Hurley from TurtleLoveShop on Etsy. She makes the most adorable childrens clothing with a lot of fun and colorful fabrics. You can see more of her lovely creations on her Facebook page.

My kangaroo fabric pattern design used in this baby set.



06 Jun 2015

Friday Pattern: Pretzels

I’ve been making a big bunch of new seamless patterns for my iStockphoto portfolio and my Spoonflower fabric shop over the last weeks and I realized that I haven’t shared them with you yet. So here is one of my recent designs filled with yummy pretzels :)

Hope your weekend is going to be yummy as well ;)

UPDATE: As a couple of people have asked me about this design, I made my pretzel pattern available for sale on fabric, wallpaper and wall decals in my Spoonflower shop! Enjoy! :)

31 Aug 2012

Flamingo Love Wallet

I am really excited about this wallet made by lovely LittleQuack. The pink fabric with romantic flamingos is my design Flamingo Love from my Spoonflower Shop. It is just so fun to see how people use my fabrics! LittleQuack did an amazing job on this little wallet and she has such lovely, pattern covered creations in her Etsy shop.

I am currently working on a bunch of new patterns myself ;)

Hope your are all having a great week!

Video: Colorful Dress Up

Once I received proof swatches of my fabric designs from my Spoonflower

 shop, I became very excited to feature them in a video. Well, they ended up to be a new wardrobe for my little stick figure. To be honest, I always thought it was a “boy stick figure”, but it ended up to be a girl ;) Seeing all of these tiny dresses and the real size Strawberry dress made by Vivat Veritas makes me want one of my own…

Do wear clothes with patterns on them or you prefer solid colors? I like both now, but I used to wear less patterns before I started designing them :)

03 Aug 2012

My Interview On NjeriDesigns Blog

A couple of weeks ago I had a pleasure to be interviewed by lovely Virginia Kamau for her NjeriDesigns blog. Virginia is a fellow surface pattern designer from Sweden. Her patterns are vibrant, expressive and colorful. I always enjoy reading her blog which is filled with lots of inspiration.

Virginia asked me a couple of questions about my pattern design work. You can read the interview here.

24 Jul 2012

First Dress With My Fabric Design: Strawberry Dress By Vivat Veritas

Two days ago I decided to catch up on a couple of inspirational blogs I follow. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this lovely dress – it is made with my fabric design Strawberries from my Spoonflower fabric shop!!! :D I just love how it turned out and the style of the dress is wonderful! I would be happy to have a dress like this myself ;)

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Imagining My New Fabric Designs On Scarves…

I am day dreaming about scarves today… It is pretty chilly outside.  White mist has covered the streets. On a day like this I love to wrap myself up in colorful warm scarf. While I was imagining how my new series of vector seamless patterns would look on fabric, I came up with these two drawings of ladies wearing scarves with my fabric designs :)


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Adventure, Photos and Illustrations: Monkeys Everywhere!

A couple of weeks ago Alex and I visited a very cool zoo Apenheul located in the Netherlands. It is filled with hundreds of apes and monkeys of all sizes and characters! We enjoyed it a lot and I even got inspiration for a new pattern! :)



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