Clairice Gifford is a designer and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her focus is in graphic design, surface pattern, lettering and illustration. Her work is influenced by her Swedish heritage, bright colors, travel and typography. In a Spoonflower blog she writes this about her work:
“I always start my designs with sketches in my notebook, but since I’m a graphic designer, most things eventually end up on the computer.”
The artist can be found on her website, Instagram, Behance and Dribble. She has an Etsy shop, Nifty Swank but she is currently on a short hiatus.
Images: Courtesy of Clairice Gifford.
We are loving these simple and delicate stationery designs created by Oeda Letterpress, a small print shop located in Osaka, Japan. It was initially operated by two persons, a pressman and a designer. Together they produce letter sets, postcards, washi tapes and textiles. The graphic designer works freelance under her studio name, Forest Design.
You can view more of the work on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Oeda Letterpress.
Claire Ritchie is a designer/maker based in Melbourne, Australia, who designs surface patterns and hand crafts a small collection of accessories and clothes. Her love for vintage items and fabrics has also played a big part in her design aesthetic, with inspiration being drawn from the bold and vibrant colors. On an interview with Ball Pit Magazine she says this about her work:
“I try to keep things really simple as well as bold and colourful. The fabrics I produce are all digitally printed, but I get asked all the time if its screen printed. I think my patterns carry an essence of screen printing which I love, because I really miss printing!”
“I think art is how a lot of people communicate and express themselves. It can be hard to put your thoughts and feelings into words. Art allows us to put something out into the world in our own way. If i need to take some time out from the noisy world i definitely retreat to my drawings. Art makes you stop and think about the smaller things, the things you can miss if you get caught up in the craziness in the world.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Claire Ritchie.