Design diary

design process, pattern design -

The inspiration for most of our design is nature. But there are many other things too, for example folk tales, geek culture, our love for coffee and books. And apart of all these, Erika loves symbols. She had this idea for a design about moths lately. Moth is a symbol for hidden truth. The truth is unfolding as the moth is flying closer to the flame. Thinking more about secret and truth, she included yet another well known symbol into her design: keys. As always, after the idea came a moodboard. Erika loves to decide the colors and the mood...

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This Follow Friday we want to show you the work of Pascal Campion, a very talented french-american artist. He is an amazing freelance illustrator and animator working with Disney, Dreamworks and Marvel, but to tell you the truth this is not the reason we fell in love with his work. Since 2006 Pascal is creating daily sketches, mostly picturing his life with his wife and children. There is hope in these sketches, there is so much love in them, there is a kind of "togetherness" in them that makes everyone longing for peaceful everyday life. They are a proof that...

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follow friday, inspiration -

Look at this adorable creature! Yes, we are back with another Follow Friday! This is the work of Wiebke Rauers a german illustrator who we both love! She is mostly creating watercolors of cute animals that melt your heart! I think there are two keys to Wiebke's art. First, she is capturing the characters really good! Each of her animals - or vegetables- have cute childlike proportions, lively expressions and the chracteristic of the original model. Second, the fur! We mostly create clean vector illustrations, and those are great, but will never by so detailed as Wiebke Rauers's illustrations. She...

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follow friday, inspiration -

We both find sooo many inspiring artists, that we decided to have Follow Fridays from now on, where we share artists who inspire us and are worth to follow!  The first -and cutest- is the work of felt artist Hanna Dovhan, alias MANOONI! Hanna is creating her avocados, mushrooms and other adorable creatures straight out of love and wool. Her works are a great inspiration for us because they are simple and warm our heart. Look at them! Aren't they sweet?  As designers, we know, that creating something simple and cute is not as easy as it seems at first....

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Brr, yes it is really cold outside! We designers love the snow and the beautiful winter days, but mostly watching from inside with a warm cup of tea :D We sometimes go out and take a hike as well, but of course not as much as in spring or summer.At least winter is inspiring - when you are an illustrator, everything is, really. So I started to work on a winter themed nature design with snowy forests and mountains and deers.   As always, I started with collecting visual inspiration.Note the colors: very subtle and light color set, a bit foggy...

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