Oct 23, 2014

Pattern Mix

Fall break is over and after visiting family in Germany and getting some rest I am happy to be back on my desk designing.

During fall break I received a nice email saying some of my patterns are published in the new e-book Pattern Mix by Pattern People. 
It is a great inspiration and features over 100 talented surface designers from all over the world. 
It shows more than 800 print designs on 200 plus pages of colourful patterns. 
As much as I love to hold an actual book, I get used to ebooks I can conveniently store on my iPad which means I almost always have them with me which is great.
You can check out more details about the book over here.

E-book Pattern Mix by Pattern People

One of my designs published in the book.
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Surface Pattern "Abstract 1"  copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014

Happy Thursday !

Oct 3, 2014

Happy Fall Break !

I feel we just had summer break...it is beautiful in Switzerland right now, fog in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon. 
The leaves are falling and colours are changing. 
I am off for fall break and will be back in three weeks.

Happy Friday !


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Happy Fall Break !


Sep 25, 2014

Patterns on Bedding

I can not believe it is Thursday again...time flies. 
One more week and the kids are on fall break already. 

Today I was enjoying myself mocking up some of my "Intricate Chaos" designs for bedding. 
For a designer there is nothing more satisfying than seeing their own designs on products. Lucky for us there is software which helps to mock up your designs into wallpaper, pillows, boxes, curtains or on bedding. If you find or make the right picture to use for a mock up, there are no boundaries.

Happy Thursday !

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"Dissonance 5" for bedding copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014




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"Intricate Chaos 2" copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014


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"Intricate Chaos 1" copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014

Sep 18, 2014

Woodlands Illustration

Fall is approaching fast - it is still warm over here in Switzerland but it is foggy in the morning and the air smells like fall already. 
Thinking fall the theme "woodlands" always come into my mind. 
Exactly one year ago I designed a woodland fabric collection and this illustration also came out of it.
I hope you like it ! 

Happy Thursday !


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"Woodland Squirrels" copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2013

Sep 12, 2014

Fabric Designs for the Minted Competition "The Extra Yard"

Life is extremely busy over here...so today it will be only a quick blog post about the latest Minted competition "The Extra Yard". 
Minted is a beautiful online shop for all things stationery, personalized and non personalized and it shows the best from designers from all over the world. 
Minted is having a lot of calls for competitions and some of my designer friends won a prize already. So I had to give it a go as well and entered Minted's first fabric competition. 
Here you can see my entries :

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If you like my "Japanese Flowers" you can vote for it over here link.

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If you like "Intricate Chaos 2" you can vote for it over here link.


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If you like "Intricate Chaos 1" you can vote for it over here link.

Of course voting for all three designs is possible, too ;) Just click the link below each design.

Thank you and Happy Thursday !


Sep 4, 2014

Intricate Chaos - Wallpaper

This week I am having a lot of fun designing patterns for the trend "Intricate Chaos" for fall / winter 2015. 
It has been the last brief from the Make it in Design summer school and I feel lucky I have time to join. 
Love the brief, it really suits my style and as you may know I love to draw detailed ornaments. 
The trend is an explosion of patterns and I was very much inspired my maroc and tunesian ornaments.

Here you can see my sketches :

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Sketches Intricate Chaos copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014

And here I made two room mock ups with some of my designs as a wallpaper. It is always fun to see your design on a product - I love wallpapers ( I even dream of beautiful wallpapers sometimes ). 

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Wallpaper in trend colours for fall/winter 2015 copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014

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Wallpaper in trend colours for fall/winter 2015 copyright©Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014


I will work on many more designs for this trend...too much fun to stop.

There is also an online gallery for the last brief of Make it in Design summer school, where you can see all the amazing art from my fellow designers.

Happy Thursday !


Aug 28, 2014

Sneak Peak Print Fall/Winter 2015

It is a short blog post today...busy drawing. 
Just a quick sneak peak of my drawings on ornamental, intricate patterns. 
I have a few more to go before I will put it together into repeat patterns. 
They also work as placement prints. 
It is fun and I am curious to see how it will develop. 
I love this trend for fall/winter 2015...it suits my style.

Happy Thursday !

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Ornamental sketches copyright@Pattern Jots by Maike Thoma 2014