Capricorn Studio is a Copenhagen-based design studio focussing on print design, illustration and surface design. Rebecca Fredriksen is the designer behind Capricorn Studio with a background from Kustakademiets Designskole in Copenhagen and previous employment with Swedish brand Monki. Rebecca has a solid knowledge for developing both commercial and niche prints for customers.
I am a freelancing product- and pattern designer, educated at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. I'm inspired by everyday impressions and events where tactile, colour and compositions are the three lead words that I use. My creative process is based on intuition and without model, my mood and rhythm steers the way.
Frida Simonsson has deepened her knowledge in interior and fashion print design since her BA in Textile Design 2014. Her designs can be found with multiple Swedish and Norwegian companies. The design process happens with thought and emotion, with an accuracy in the print report for a more harmonious impression.
A graphic designer and illustrator, often with a comprehensive role within communication and design. My repertoire is multi-facetted and I design both abstract patterns as well as more realistic and recognisable motifs. I vary my design process but I often start off analogue with a pen, a paper and a cup of coffee. The motif is finished on my digital drawing pad with a love for details and colour.
I Got Stripes Studio
I Got Stripes Studio consists of duo Sara and Victoria, two Stockholm-based architects and print designers. They met during the BA program in Architecture at KTH where they were classmates. A common wish for a joint creative project lead to the set-up of I Got Stripes Studio autumn 2014. Today their fabrics are sold around the world and used by a number of growing design start-ups.
Karin Olu Lindgård
Karin Olu Lindgård is a Malmö-based designer, specialised in textile design.
"Authenticity, sensuous and the presence of the hand are important guidelines in my design process. That's why all my designs start with an analogue drawing session close to the materials. Everything I do starts from a textile point of view even if the end-product isn't necessarily in fabric."
Freelancing print designer, artist and illustrator. Trained at HDK in Göteborg and Camberwell in London, with a background as a print designer at Monki. I created patterns with a colourful, organic and decorative expression where wavy thingies meet a brave pallet. I happily combine new with old and natural with artificial.
Klyfta is the designer duo with a foundation in illustration, graphic design and textile design who also run a ceramic workshop. Craft is the base and the prerequisite for their imagery. The design process is a puzzle of individual analogue and digital elements that are pasted together and combined into a whole. The result is a raw but playful graphic with a strong expression in the form of interesting patterns with the hand as a clear identifier.
We are a duo that likes to work with patterns and textiles. We both share a mutual interest in the design of the 70's and the playfulness of shapes and colours represented in this era. We see patterns as an artform and a way of expression.
We see patterns as an artform and a way to express oneself.
From the day I realised that you cannot only draw what you see but also how you wish it would be, I knew I was going to be a designer. Since graduating I've had the opportunity of working for many different companies with textile design.
The textile processes and the technical possibilities are an important inspiration for my creativity. To know the processes gives me the possibility of working on the edge of what possible and that's where innovation occurs.
Linda Pabst has been working as a designer for more than 20 years and has previously worked in advertising. Her patterns often have a playful tone, either in colour or in shape. But there are also patterns with a more calmer colour pallet and undertone. Besides creating patterns and illustrations, Linda loves to travel the world. And when not travelling, it's her garden in Hindås that inspires her.
Magdalena Eriksson is a fashion designer with 30 years of experience of drawing beautiful patterns, garments and collections. Through attentiveness to trends and customers, she manages to constantly renew her expression in print, knit and embroidery. Few other designers have such an extensive education which is noticeable in her technical knowledge in both garment production and graphics. Her trademark is botanicals and florals in both current and classic romantic styles.
My design often starts with something somebody said and then I draw if from my memory. One example is the penguin pattern: "I played alone at preschool today. A penguin that walks into the pattern with its back facing. As soon as I start the rest just follows. Every pattern becomes a story of the mundane. I have a Bachelor degree in design from HGO, Gotland and a Master in Art from HDK in Göteborg.
Så fort jag börjar så händer resten av sig själv. Varje mönster blir en berättelse om något vardagligt.
Jag har en högskoleexamen i design från Hgo, Gotland och konstnärlig masterexamen från HDK, Göteborg.
We are a multi-creative couple who just a few days after meeting each other started creating things together. The first thing we created was a children's book about a seagull who feels alienated because she doesn't make as much noise as the other seagulls. And after this project, we just continued. we realised that our differences made us into a capable creative duo and Mörka Moln (Dark Clouds) are just that - all out bright and lively creative energy combined.
I normally find inspiration in the smallest of details in nature where the most complex and fascinating forms can be found. These constantly changing creations have been formed during a long period, alway pursuing the best possible form and function. Just like nature has it's slow pace, I really do believe that the design process needs time so that an idea can become a product worthy of production.
Experienced designer within fashion, concept, pattern, illustration with long experience of working in producing countries. Thanks to many successful projects for Swedish and international companies such as Topshop, Next and Gina tricot I have developed a wide set of skills and repertoire. In 2017 I set up my own business for design and sourcing and have since been able to focus on freelance work. I am a passionate designer who loves new challenges.
"My love for colours runs through all that I do. The motifs are gathered from my own garden and the archipelago. I see formations all the time and I collect them through small watercolour drawings. With my patterns I wish to convey a happy, calm and positive feeling. They should be perceived as easy to use with a broad usage and sustainable over time.
Studio Äppel Päppel is a design studio based in Göteborg that consists of the creative duo Erika Lindmark & Frida Nilsson.
They work with graphic design, patterns and illustration, both on commission and with their own projects.
Their expression is playful and they tend to work with graphic and colourful patterns.
WIS Design is Lisa Widén and Anna Wallin Irinarchos. They are freelancing designers working in several medias: furniture, products, interior design and graphics. With a poetic and playful attitude they try to challenge and enrich industrial design. Lisa and Anna have been working together for more than 10 years after graduating from Beckmans Design School in Stockholm.
Cynthia De Viti
Originally from Paris but now residing in Stockholm, where I take on freelanceprint design work. I have more than six years of experience of working as a print designer for french companies and most recently H&M. My surroundings, nature and flora inspires me everyday to create new patterns, always with hand-painted feel and exiting colour combinations.
"My name is Lotte Kölare and I work as an Art Director, pattern designer and illustrator. My patterns are often rich in colours and details. I gather inspiration from the world around me in the countryside and in the city. I often start off with an illustration or a sketch that I then transform into repeat patterns."
The brand Villa Hed is developed by Marie Bernhardsson and represents a great love for colours and patterns. The art foundation of Villa Hed is in nature where small parts such as branches and flowers, birds and leaves are put together creating interesting imagery. I use a lot of different styles and a lovely mix of both soft and strong colours. The patterns are often useful to all kinds of products and future customers.
"My name is Kate England and I works and an Art Director, print designer and illustrator. My patterns are often expressive, organic and energetic. My inspiration comes from nature and a sense of wonder and magic. The motifs tell stories about flora and fauna, food and travels. You can fins my sources of inspiration and sketches on Instagram: @marmalademoon.design"
"I work as a designer, marketer and education since 2015 and create patterns and prints for companies all over the world - for interiors, home textiles, apparel, footwear, fabrics, bags, packaging and PR-activities. My inspirations comes from the plants and animals in the garden, architecture, the beach and the ocean but mainly from classical styles such as Damask, Indian Florals, Toile de Jouy and Arts and Crafts." @bearbellproductions
Anna Petré from Antré Design works as a graphic designer, illustrator and print designer. She creates atmospheric and decorative prints with inspiration from different time periods, nature, seasons, traditions and vintage items and more. Colour and form has always been her greatest passion and creating patterns a favourite hobby. "I enjoy working on detailed and toned patterns and I draw both by hand and digitally".
Trained textile designer as The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. I enjoy creating playful patterns, both abstract and figurative and I have a strong love for bold colour combinations. I also enjoy harmony, organic shapes, textures and movement in patterns. I am always exploring new expressions and techniques.
Originally from Scotland and half Danish. Susse is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who is currently based in the south of Sweden. Working from her home studio near a forest, the Susse Collection vibe is cute and happy. She has worked with companies around the world creating a variety of editorial illustrations, trend images and patterns for children’s products. Susse’s work has also been published in books by Print & Pattern blog and Uppercase magazine. Clients include Trend Bible, House beautiful magazine UK. Her mission is to add fun to your day.
Maria Carlberg is an experiences and passioned print designer who runs the design studio Moimi. She produces innovative and up-to-date prints, applicable to a vast number of products. Every design process starts with either a pen, brush or scissors with the aim of showing the work of the hand in the finished print.
I am fascinated by geometry, e.g. the islam tradition of geometric patterns as a representation of the universe and the Creators infinity and complexity. And the holy proportions that are the foundations of the Free Masons and the Western traditional architecture. I also gather inspiration from nature and the superstitious - forrest and trees, folklore, legends, myths and fabels.