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 print. I create colourful, contemporary, playful and often graphical patterns designed for textiles and paper products.
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, can you tell? – and the graphic and decorative styles of my design heroes: Marimekko, William Morris, Florence Broadhurst 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, but 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. If you have a product or a project that you feel my style would be suited to, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.
I am available for collaborations, commissions, and all of my designs are available to be purchased for exclusive use (you own it), or under licensing terms. Please use the contact page to reach me for any queries or you can also send me a message via instagram.