Category Archives: Surface Design

Mark Conlan

Mark Conlan is an Irish multi-disciplined illustrator currently living in Melbourne, Australia. His style shows a strong use of characters, vibrant color palettes, and whimsical situations. In an interview on Medium.com he reveal a few things about himself:

“I am a big believer in keeping notebooks on the go all the time. I believe this is a huge part of development and discovery. I also love the idea of having full notebooks to go back on and pick up ideas for future projects.”
“In these notebooks, I try experiment as much as I can. I think being experimental keeps me fresh and it can give me some great techniques to bring into my digital work.”

“I guess defined is a hard word to use when it comes to my style. I would like to think that I am beginning to find a style that I can call my own. I have only really been an illustrator for over a year now, so it could always take several more years to really define it.”
“Yeah I really do feature several elements throughout my work quite regularly. I guess the main reason is because these are subjects that really interest me and I find it easiest to express myself through them.”

You can see more of his work on his website, Facebook, Instagram, Behance, and Dribble.

Images: Courtesy of Mark Conlan.

Cari Mateo Patterns

Here’s our latest patterns.  The themes are hexagon, tangram shapes, and hearts.  These designs will be for sale soon so please visit our Spoonflower shop at:  https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/carimateo

All designs:  © Cari Mateo.  All rights reserved.

Saana ja Olli

Admiring the textile collection and product line of Saana ja Olli, a designer couple and an award-winning design company from Turku, Finland. Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen design their own patterns inspired by ancient Nordic folklore and produce their hemp textile collection in south western Finland. You can follow them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Saana ja Olli.