Geometric Designs

Introducing geometrics into my Decorque collection is a way of bringing in a few design options that do not have a female orientation. I adore experimenting with colours and patterns in Illustrator, but also mixing these precise shapes with more natural textures and patterns brought in through Photoshop.

Whether zig-zag stripes, patchwork, all-overs or amazing borders to encase my decorative scenes on placemats, coasters or greetings cards, they bring a strong element to the collection.

Design: Charm of Hummingbirds
Charm of Hummingbirds
Design: Tropical Panther
Tropical Panther
Design: Diamond Ikat
Diamond Ikat
Design: Red Black Butterfly
Red Black Butterfly
Design: Ikat Reindeer
Ikat Reindeer
Pastiche poster
Pastiche poster
Zig Zag Stripe
Zig Zag Stripe
Fresh Blue Floral
Fresh Blue Floral
Exotic blue
Exotic blue
Design: Ikat Patch
Ikat Patch
Geometric Blue Stripe
Geometric Blue Stripe
Design: Tribal Aztec
Tribal Aztec

The ancient Ikats have inspired some of my modern geometric design themes.

The Tribal Aztec use of flat earthy colours with white highlights and brighter hot tones in horizontal stripes can play tricks on the eyes, producing a woven effect. Other designs including the Ikat Patch and the Diamond Ikat have shapes cut from natural patterns such as a leopard print, and the textures come from cork. I believe that the combination of these precise flat, coloured shapes produced in Illustrator contrast well with the unusual patterns created in Photoshop.

The simple, clean geometric borders used to frame my hummingbird, panther and butterfly scenes are kept clean incorporating precise bands of pattern with gradients to give them depth – a little inspiration from the 1920’s – 1930’s designs. I have developed two of these borders into all-over stripes for mouse-mats, something to brighten up the that often-drab office environment.

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