Katie O’Shea is an American print and pattern designer living in Northern California. She creates detailed and vibrant patterns and illustrations inspired by flora and fauna, landscapes, and surprising colour combinations. With a background in graphic design, Katie has followed her true passion of creating artwork rooted in her natural surroundings. Katie’s intention is to work with companies that align with her desire for sustainability and careful consideration for the future. We asked Katie, a series of questions so we can get to know her better.
Details and striking colour combinations found
in the natural world inspire me. Dreams, music and walks also play a role in the
designs ideas I decide to explore. My camera roll is full of daily inspiration.
My art is my small contribution to the world. I enjoy noticing details that other people might not see and bringing those ideas to life through my art. In a way, it also serves as my mediation and therapy.
I prefer drawing either with a pencil, pen and watercolour or using an
iPad to draw digitally.
I would say discovering that creating repeat patterns is my true passion. I spend most of my free time either creating motifs for my next pattern or figuring out my next design and gathering collection ideas
I am excited about them all but maybe most excited to see the apron. I love how the design encompasses the entire product and not just a small part of it.
The Covid 19 lockdown actually inspired my work to flourish. With the stress of the pandemic, I found drawing was my escape and my way to deal with the stress in a productive way. In the past year, I have grown as an artist and illustrator and shifted my focus away from being a graphic designer
I would love to continue working with companies like PWS who create environmentally friendly products. I also plan to continue learning new techniques, exploring new mediums and being open to new inspiration.
I hope the partnership between myself and PWS continues to expand. I would love to develop a range of designs that would work as a collection for future products.
I could tell that PWS puts their artists and their environmental processes first. I appreciate the fact that they value their artists and the unique perspective each artist brings to their products.
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