Blueprint NYC 2019 Recap + Lessons from a First-Time Attendee

After my last blog post in December, some *BIG* things happened in my design world. First, I’m thrilled to announce that in January I was signed by an art agent! I’ve joined Andie Hanna Designs, and you can see my bio and some of my work on Andie’s website here. Andie has been wonderful to work with, and I am …

Warmest Wishes Holiday Farmhouse Collection + FREE Printable Gift Tags

Ho, ho, ho – how is it December 7 already?! When I was a kid, I never believed “old” people when they said time speeds up as you age. Christmas always took for-EVER to get here when I was in the single digits. Now that I’ve got three kids, one in the double digits (!), I get it. I totally …

Thankful for YOU! – New Collection + Printable Thanksgiving Card Freebie

Zirkus Design | Sing for Your Supper: Autumn Edition // Surface Pattern Design Collection Home Decor Mockup

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I’m just popping in today to share two quick things with you – a new collection and a FREE printable Thanksgiving card. Yay! I know I have been rather quiet on the blog, and I haven’t had the chance to share any of my latest collections with you either. This is such a bummer, because I …

Sweet! NEW Halloween Candy Robots Mini Collection

Zirkus Design | Halloween Candy Robots Collection - Three Color Phone Mockup

Watch your bots because these robots will take a byte out of your Halloween candy! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist all the puns. They’re just so darn fun. No more rhymes now, I mean it! …Anybody want a peanut? If you don’t know this classic, please pause and take a moment to get acquainted with this cinematic gem.   Okay, …

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New Collection: Indigo Vibes Watercolor – Summer All Year Long!

Zirkus Design | Indigo Vibes Summer Watercolor Surface Pattern Design Collection : Laptop Sticker Mockup

Sunnies, passport stamps, popsicles, thunderstorms, and swimsuits – all my favorite summer vibes. Well, maybe not swimsuits, because any mama with three kids is WAY past letting it all hang out. September peeking around the corner signals that summer fun is nearly over. As August bids adieu, the days grow shorter, the air feels crisp, and Pumpkin Spice madness surfaces …

Funky Vintage Floral Pattern Collection + Spoonflower Sale!

Zirkus Design | Funky Vintage Floral Collection: A Groovy Retro Feel in Salmon, Apricot, Navy, and Olive (Tote Mockup)

If you’re like me, you dabble in creative pursuits… but only as far as your budget allows. You enjoy making pretty things… but you don’t have unlimited resources Honestly… I don’t either. For all my fellow budget buddies, I’m going to do my best to let you know when I see sales + deals on things you might like. NEW …

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New Pattern Collection: Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic

Zirkus Design | Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic Pattern Collection Inspired by Turkish Kilim: Hero Print (Table Runner Available Through Roostery)

Inspired by your hipster Nana’s cozy boho rugs and chic throw pillows, wrap up baby or shiny up your space with this gunmetal and copper geometric collection. My Design Process: Istanbul Inspiration I’ve always been a traveler, watching miles of desert fly by the car window or rivers float underneath the belly of the plane in my childhood years. My …

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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 …

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New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

Zirkus Design | Surface Pattern Design Mini Ikat Collection : Tangier Teal Home Goods Mockup (Plates and Tea Towel)

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday break (which, by the way, how was your turkey day?), I booked our tickets for next summer’s big adventure! I know, I know, it hasn’t even hit Christmas yet, and I’m already talking about next summer. Hold onto your Santa hats, though. I promise not to inundate you with summer daydreams and details when you …

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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 …