I’m really thrilled to write today’s post, as I can finally announce that my first book, Pattern Studio, just officially launched! Having had a baby earlier this year, it feels a bit like baby #2 just arrived. How so, you might ask? The anticipation, non-stop work, the learning process of doing something entirely new, and a focused interest on helping others see the world through a new creative prism.
So what’s this workbook all about? It’s a guide to seeing patterns in our surroundings and using them as inspiration to create your own. Building off the idea of practice makes professional, Pattern Studio is one part workbook and one part showcase featuring the process of 50 exceptional designers from across the world. I see it partially as a “How-To” book that lays the foundation to learning how the professionals do it.
About a year ago, I found myself constantly talking with friends and colleagues in the creative community about how we can wean ourselves off technology long enough to explore, create and appreciate design in the world around us. The conversations ultimately led to a meeting with an editor at Chronicle Books who wanted to put a magnifying glass on this discussion.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing insights from all of the exceptional artists in the book – from imagery within their studio spaces to inspiring quotes on how to clear the mind and refocus creative energy, to simply celebrating pattern in daily life.
Follow along and please buy a book if you’re so inclined!