Introducing the Happy City Mini Collection – Welcome Home!

Zirkus Design | Happy City Pattern Collection - Welcome Home! - Daytime Version n Gender Neutral Colors (Pattern Swatch)

Today, I’m popping in to give you a fun update on one of my favorite patterns. In my last post, I shared the exciting news that my Starry Night in the City pattern placed in the Spoonflower Challenge top 25. (I’m still so thankful to everyone who voted!) When I designed that pattern, I went ahead and ordered proofs of …


Wild West Pattern Collection: Cody Arizona

Zirkus Design | Cody Arizona Wild West Pattern Collection : TeePee Baby Bib Mockup

Pizza Box Art – did you know that’s a thing? I didn’t! Well, not until I volunteered to make some, that is. A local nonprofit hosted a pizza extravaganza and asked artists to donate pizza box art for the purpose of raising funds through sales. To be honest, it’s still hard to think of myself as an artist instead of …

Product Mockups: Making Patterns Come Alive

Zirkus Design | Emma Woodhouse Surface Pattern Design Collection Stationery Mockup

Surface Pattern Designers spend hours sketching, scanning, digitizing, assembling, recoloring, varying, and arranging motifs into patterns. These patterns often lend themselves to other patterns and become collections. These collections are (hopefully) sold to companies who use them on real products that real people like you and I buy. Many patterns are lovely by themselves and can be displayed as prints …

New Pattern Collection: Emma Woodhouse

Zirkus Design | Emma Woodhouse Pattern Collection Children's Clothing T Shirt Mockups

Arizona’s late summer mugginess presses on. The monsoon rains have come and gone, and we’re left with hot + dry to reign until fall knocks those two off the throne. Oh autumn, please come soon! In these sweltering few weeks since my boys started school, I (finally!) finished a collection I started last spring. I first wrote about Emma Woodhouse …