The Patternbase is a leading textile design studio located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2011 by designers, Kristi O’Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer, who specialize in hand-illustrated, painted, and digitally rendered pattern design for the apparel, beauty, paper goods, and interiors industries.
The Patternbase serves as a resource and place of inspiration for designers and pattern lovers around the globe. We strive to provide our community with a plethora of valuable resources to help inspire and educate them throughout their creative endeavors. These range from inspirational interviews and discussions with artists whose work revolves around the use of pattern to exhibitions and publications focused on presenting the work of emerging artists to a wider audience. Our goal is to bring creative minds together into a community where they can interact and learn from one another through a series of projects and discussions, and to offer opportunities in which friendships and relationships can be built through creative collaboration. The Patternbase currently reaches over 70,000 readers, designers, artists, and relevant members of the international textile and surface design community, and continues to grow daily.
Elly Maddock is a 20 year old Surface Design student and screenprinter from London. We fell in love with her highly graphic designs, filled with bold black lines and bright, contrasting colors. Her style is uniquely illustrated and reminiscent of The Memphis Group, pop art, and cartoon…
Blue Space & Time
For the past year, we’ve been eyeing many design studios, artists, and designers where screen printing is the forte, and giant wallpapers are hand painted or printed. With such a heavy focus on digital into this year, The Patternbase is excited to feature up and coming…
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2012 Press Show Graduation Series
Like many other pattern obsessed like myself, I spent an evening gazing at the gregarious amount of fashion and print on the internet. I came upon Cassey Gan, and knew I had to interview her for the the PatternBase. I…
My interview with designer Cassey Gan.