Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Today I am grateful to have a couple days off from work. My “stay-cation" plans include getting to some overdue cleaning, organizing, shopping and of course painting. Back to the day job in 2011!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I have been drawing and painting so many florals and animals lately that I forgot how much I love to draw people (especially fashionable ladies). I painted this tonight just for fun. Winter is quickly approaching and it’s time to load on the layers!
Watercolor, pencil, ink 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
The Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus was featured on archdaily.com today. The photos above are from Free People’s new office. We moved into this gorgeous building in July. The top photo is the Color & Print room (yup that is me back left). The second photo is where we have many of our meetings. The third photo is an expansive view of the whole building. The floating URBN letters in the dock can be seen by passing airplanes!
I am so grateful to work in such a beautiful and creative environment that constantly inspires. Check out the link to see the full article and photos from all of the Urban Outfitters buildings.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
I am so very happy and proud to announce that I have won the Pattern People Surface Design Competition for Best Floral Design. I will be published in their e-book! I am beyond excited and grateful to be part of this wonderful collection of designers. Thank you Pattern People!
Check out their blog and website! http://www.patternpeople.com/
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here is the final product! This was made as a coversheet to present the line to the buying and sales team. Courtesy of Free People, 2010
Watercolor, acrylic ink & photoshop
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Two of my latest designs I created for the Minted Wedding challenge. These are both watercolors. I really like that Minted helps promote indie designers, but I wish they would allow hand calligraphy. Hand done text really makes a design pop!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I recently joined minted.com, and submitted 4 entries for their personal stationery challenge. Minted is a great website, where designers participate in challenges creating a variety of paper goods. The public then votes on their favorites, and the winners become available for purchase. Winners also receive a prize amount and commission!
You can see all of my submissions here http://www.minted.com/designer/mae
Notice a common theme here? I love animals! Drawing them, painting them - even 3D rendering them! This one was a collaboration between my talented boyfriend, Graham, and myself. I created the pattern, and he did the 3D magic. Hopefully many more collaborations to come!
Graham’s website www.gk3dlab.com
Check it out to see amazing architecture, art and design!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is my first print I worked on at Free People. I started with a vintage print, created a layout and re-worked the colors. It is so exciting to see something I worked on online, and I can't wait to see more. And the reviews gave this tunic 5 stars!
Monday, September 20, 2010
So you might be wondering what is Papier Fabrik? It was the name of my great grandfather's paper business in Germany! I think it translates to paper factory. But being that I am a textile and paper goods designer - I thought it was quite fitting for me :)