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 …

New Pattern Design: Emma Woodhouse

Zirkus Design | Emma Woodhouse Pattern Collection Hero Print 1 | Surface Pattern Design

Just after the new year, I signed up for Skillshare, a place to learn and hone creative techniques. Though I’ve been making and creating for nearly all my life, I felt my confidence had clouded. I was rusty. I had been wiping bottoms, noses, and the kitchen floor for the better part of 9 years. Some classes bored me, but …