As I’m working towards my goal of becoming a surface designer, I’ve been playing with different styles of art, new tools in Adobe Illustrator, and stepping out of my comfort zone with color palettes. This potential career shift is pretty overwhelming (and hard to break into!), so I’m taking it one step at a time instead of diving in before I’m ready like I usually do. This year Im building my surface design catalog by finishing one pattern collection a month. I’m making artwork I enjoy making with hopes my signature style will come out of this process. I’ve put the idea of licensing my work on the backburner so I can concentrate on making work. This way, by 2020 I’ll have a portfolio of work to shop around to possible licensing venues. This process is sort of like writing the first draft of a book—if you want to be a novelist, you can’t bring a couple of pages to a publisher and hope they sign you (unless you’re a genius or really lucky). The pattern collection I develop this year is my first draft.
With that, here’s March’s pattern collection!
Presenting the Funky Geo Surface Pattern Collection by Calee Cecconi
The Funky Geo pattern collection includes four patterns inspired by geometric midcentury modern patterns. My Funky Geo patterns are energetic, yet simple, multipurpose patterns that would be great for activewear, furniture, home accents, fabrics, and more.
Since these patterns are simple, I used the opportunity to explore several color palettes. I ended up with loads of colorway options, but whittled it down to the following 40 colorways in 10 different collections.
Where to Purchase Funky Geo?
Where can I buy stuff covered with these funky patterns?
The short answer: nowhere yet!
This blog has always been a way for me to keep track of and hold myself accountable for projects. So during this year’s making process, I want to share my work here, but I’m not thinking about licensing. (Unless you’re reading this and want to license—email me!). I’m also worried that I could hurt my chances at licensing this pattern with a larger company (i.e. $$$$$) by dumping it on products to sell right now (i.e. $). I can personally produce some things without putting my patterns up for public sale, so if you want something specific, ask!