Pattern Play: “Symbols” on

Symbols such as logos, emojis and icons on street signs are a big part of our lives and we interact with them every day. I explored the significance of symbols and have a fun DIY project for you over on my column, Pattern Play, at the It’s a three parter! Part 1 is on the origin, […]

Teaching Surface Design at Art Center

I feel so lucky to be able to teach what I love and share my passion for design. Monday nights this fall I taught “Introduction to Surface Design” at Art Center in Pasadena. It is a part of their “Art Center at Night” program (which is their continuing education program). I have taught there previously in […]

My Pattern Play Printables at

The third post is up on my Pattern Play series at today! I am so excited about this series and sharing my love of pattern design with you. Today you will see how I applied the William Morris-inspired design that I created last week to a product and even included downloadables for you! Hop over […]

“Pattern Play” Part 2 on today!

Hi friends! I am so excited to share with you this week’s “Pattern Play” post on the The Jungalow where you will see my process for making this William Morris-inspired pattern. You will get a step by step tutorial from sketch to final! Head on over to see my post and if you missed it check out last […]

My MPIX Greeting Cards

I have the pleasure of working with some fun clients and this one I really enjoy. MPIX is an online greeting card and photo product company. They offer a large assortment of cards designed by leading artists and designers in the licensing industry. I am in amazing company surrounded by influential heavy hitters such as Lisa […]

Adding texture to digital art

In the previous post you saw the photos from the “banana-themed” wedding style shoot that I designed the invitation suite for. I have been asked how I created the texture on the leaves and thought it would be a great tutorial to show you. You can create these leaves by taking your scanned drawings into Illustrator […]

Pattern Play: Kate Spade

I walked into Kate Spade recently and DIED when I saw this dress that the adorable saleswoman was wearing. I want to purchase everything in this pattern. Kate Spade has a new line inspired by Cuba – tropical, fruity colors, hand drawn palms and city scenes, classic shapes…it’s really good. Check it their “17 days […]

Teaching Surface Pattern Design at Art Center

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a week-long surface design workshop to 16 design students from Mexico’s UDEM school at Art Center College of Design’s South Campus in Pasadena, CA. Teaching a week-long course is new for me and I found it really rewarding and a great opportunity to push myself and my skillset. […]

Surtex is just around the corner!

It is that time of the year again when I am in the home stretch for my licensing tradeshow, Surtex. It’s a month away and there’s lots of tasks to do and art to complete. I basically tell my friends and family that I have to hunker down at this time and can emerge in […]