Pattern play studio is a creative design studio based in Brisbane, Australia.
My name is Julie Harrison and I am a graphic designer with a love of pattern and bold prints, influenced most probably from my childhood in the 70's. My artwork is often described as colourful, bold, playful and evoking a feeling of happiness.
A pattern is defined as ‘a repeated form or design that is used to decorate something’.
My goal is to design patterns to enhance and decorate your ‘something’.
I find inspiration from nature – I love florals – and the graphic and decorative styles of my design heroes: Marimekko, William Morris, and Orla Kiely.
I begin my own design process with hand drawn sketches, and stylised motifs, before playing with their shape, scale, placement and colour. I work mainly in a digital platform, and I also enjoy exploring the traditional mediums such as ink, watercolour and gouche painting when I feel the need to put my hand and a brush to paper.
I'm happiest when I'm designing (or travelling to faraway destinations), and I love to apply my graphic design skills into developing original surface pattern designs for a variety of products, in particular fabric and stationery.
If you have a product or a project that you believe my design style would be suited to, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.
I am available for collaborations and commissions and my artwork is available for licensing.
You can keep up with me and my work, and get a sneak peek of my process through my Instagram feed.