Designer interview : Patricia Hooning • Fishuals

Patricia Hooning © FishualsThis is the first, hopefully of many, blog posts in which I interview a designer. I love to give other Dutch designers a platform to tell about themselves and their work. And I hope it will be a great inspiration to other designers and creative persons!
 made by designer Patricia Hooning © FishualsPatricia Hooning (of Fishuals) is the first designer who presents herself, and her work. I got to know Patricia during the 3rd module of the The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course we both followed. She is a surface pattern designer, illustrator and graphic designer. She creates surface pattern designs and illustrations. Her focus lies on home décor and stationery.

Can you tell a bit about yourself?

I am 46 years young now! And really following my own path now. Since last month my work at Delta Lloyd as a graphic designer finished after 19 years. A in-house design team was no longer needed after the reorganization with Nationale Nederlanden. The last couple of years I worked 20 hours and besides my graphic design job I developed myself as a surface pattern designer and illustrator. And I am still learning. I follow courses of Make it in Design, Pattern Observer, a Creative Bizz Boost at Sabine Wisman and I am in a learning project for personal development.

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Blue Dew Design on Motiflow!

Creating patterns, mostly by hand and digitaly finished, is so much fun. And now a few of my patterns can be bought on wrapping paper, wallpaper and/or fabric at Motiflow! My patterns really come to live on a product, and that’s so great to see. The products are super easy to buy online, and there are a lot of unique patterns from great designers.

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Dew Drops • Dutch prints & pattern blog

Deze blog “Dew Drops”, zal naast updates van mijn eigen werk, inspirerende Nederlandse prints en dessin ontwerpen laten zien. Gemaakt door Nederlandse ontwerpers, of die te vinden zijn in Nederlandse winkels of musea. Dus ben jij Nederlands, een ontwerper van prints en dessins voor producten zoals schrijfwaren, textiel, behang e.d.? En wil jij jezelf en je werk presenteren op deze blog? Laat het me weten en stuur een berichtje!

This is the place where, besides updates of my own work,  inspirational Dutch prints and patterns will be featured.  Prints and patterns that are currently made by Dutch designers, or can be found in stores or museums in the Netherlands.  Are you Dutch, a designer of prints and surface patterns, and do you want to be featured on this blog? Let me know, and send me a message!