I recently spent a week in Darwin and I loved the 30 degree weather. It was such a joy! Right now I’m trying to think of ways that I can spend the winter months there and avoid the cold Canberra winter…

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This is a photo I took one afternoon… happiness!

Just some time ago I created a profile on Utelier. Just in case you’ve never heard about them, Utelier is a directory, an educational resource and a marketplace combined. It helps new and established designers and retailers find other designers, manufacturers, suppliers and experts worldwide whom they can work with.

This is my profile page:

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I really like the look of the website, it’s nice and clean and it looks professional.

I don’t know how much visibility I get on Utelier (I have no analytics and so far I’ve had no new business proposals coming from here) but I guess it doesn’t hurt being everywhere!

If you would like to have a profile on Utelier you can sign up here.

I’m currently working on a floral design so I’m looking for some inspiration. This is what I’m looking at right now:

Flowers by Cuba Gallery 1

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All these beautiful images are by Cuba Gallery.

I should have mentioned this on the blog a lot earlier but my wonderful online friend Julia Grifol interviewed me for her blog a few weeks ago. I completely forgot to mention it until now. I guess it’s better late than never!

Here’s a quick preview:

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If you want to know a little more about me and my work you can read the whole interview here.

Thank you Julia!

Today more pattern inspiration from nature. Look at all these beautiful leaves!

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All these beautiful images were taken by amazon2008.

I’ve decided to put a small ad in the Print and Pattern blog. If you are in the world of surface pattern design, illustration or design, chances are you know and follow this beautiful blog.

Can you find my ad in the image below?
Print and pattern blog Claudia Owen ad

It’s only 140×140 pixels and it’s about halfway down the page of the blog. I decided to use my face on the ad to make it more personable and make it look completely different from what everyone else has at the moment (all the other ads have a logo or product image of some kind). I don’t know if making it look completely different is good or bad but I guess I will soon find out! This is it here:

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With this small ad I’m hoping to generate a little more interest in my surface design work and hopefully get in front of the eyes of companies and manufacturers that are looking to license artwork for their products. I hope they see it!

Today I’ve been collecting some images of patterns in nature as inspiration and this is what I found:

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I’m thinking I’d like to put together a collection of designs inspired by these beautiful images.

All these beautiful images were taken by amazon2008.

I have more great news today. I’m now a Casetagram designer!

So far I’ve only uploaded 5 designs but I’ve got a lot more designs to include!

Ant trail phone cover by Claudia Owen

Black and white phone cover by Claudia Owen

Blue fern phone cover by Claudia Owen

Burning fire phone cover by Claudia Owen

Color blooms phone cover by Claudia Owen

In here I’m only showing you the iPhone models but you can have these designs in a number of different phone models including: iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPhone5, iPhone 4/4S, iPod Touch 5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPod Touch 4, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Note, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Z10, HTC One, Optimus G and Optimus G Pro.

Casetagram phones

This is what my profile page looks like at the moment:

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Right now I have 0 followers! I’m feeling rather lonely here :( if you have an account with Casetagram hope you can follow me and keep me company :)

Just a few days ago I got my copy of Texitura magazine and I must admit I was quite surprised it arrived so quickly! I was expecting it to take at least 2 weeks since it was coming all the way from Spain to Australia but instead it only took a few days.

Texitura magazine Claudia Owen Blog 1

It’s been a joy flicking through all the pages full of beautiful designs. I also recognised some of the designers that are featured in this edition such as Miranda Mol, Anchobee Designs and Gill Egleston. But I was also introduced to the work of many other wonderful designers such as: Ana Beltra, Isabel Picaza, Lady Desidia, Lidon Ramos, Adriana Bernardino, Carolina Ochoa, Ivana Kralova, Suz Sanchez, Priscilla Valencia, Julie Escoriza, Maria Marti Capell, Ivan Villarrubia and Maria Faci. I hope I get to know more about their surface design work :)

I actually didn’t know this, but they only print 300 copies of the magazine and my copy happens to be number 271. If you would like to get a copy of the magazine, please go to the Textitura website. There aren’t many copies left so you better hurry!

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Just in case you don’t know, Texitura is an international pattern design trend magazine with a history of over 30 years and it offers you 18-month anticipated pattern design trends. The magazine is full of graphic inspiration for the decoration of all kinds of surfaces, from fashion textiles to wallpaper, stationary, plastics, vinyl, home textiles and much more.

The other day I submitted two designs on the Celebrations.com graduation card design contest and these are my two designs:

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To vote simply re-pin or like your favourite design. The three designs with the most likes and re-pins by March 28th will win first, second, and third place prizes!

You can view the contest Pinterest board here.

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As you can see there are a number of beautiful submissions so feel free to vote for your favourite designs :)

The voting period is open until March 28th at 11:59PM EST so please vote now!

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

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This beautiful image is by Bahman Farzad.

Today I wanted to show you my last 3 graduation cards I designed for Celebrations.

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 1

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 2

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 3

What do you think?

I loooooove to design cards and I have lots of fun doing this type of work.

If you have time you can take a look at all the other cards I have on Celebrations. At the moment I’m updating all my cards and hopefully I can make them a lot better. I’ve got lots of work to do!

You could spend a lifetime sitting here…

Photograph by Adam Gormley

This beautiful image was taken by Adam Gormley.

Today I have some great news to share with you. You can now use my artwork on watches!

At the moment I have 9 different designs:

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 1

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 2

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 3

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 4

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 5

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The great things about May28th watches is that you can customise your watch to look exactly how you want it. You can select the image you want, material, band, buckle and keeper and the watch arms.

If you would like to create your own watch please go to the May28th website. I hope you have lots of fun designing your watch!

Unfortunately there’s no direct link to my images so you will have to scroll through the other images to get to mine.

I think I’ve fallen in love with the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast. Can you imagine waking up to this every morning? Dreaming…

Glasshouse Mountains by Adam Gormley

This beautiful image was taken by Adam Gormley.

Today I wanted to show you my last three graduation cards on Greenvelope. Two of the cards are graduation announcements and the other card is a graduation party invite.

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Greenvelope Graduation card by Claudia Owen Hanging Ribbon

Greenvelope Graduation Party card by Claudia Owen

The cards come in a number of colours so hopefully there will be at least one colour that you would like!

Just under the card you can see all the colour variations you have available. You simply click on the colour and it gives you a quick preview. I like that feature it’s very handy.

I love designing stationery I can spend hours coming up with design concepts!

Please go to the Greenvelope website if you want to take a look at all my other designs that I have at the moment. I hope you like them :)

Everything starts as a dream

Yvette Inufio Photograhy

I’ve been dreaming of lots of things lately…what have you been dreaming of?

This beautiful photo was taken by Yvette Inufio.

I’ve recently created a listing with Printsource New York on their Global Design Database. The database is for people in the textile and surface design industry.

This is what my profile page on Printsource looks like:

Printsource New York Claudia Owen Surface Designer 1

I selected 9 designs to display on my profile page, I don’t know if these designs are my best ones but I definitely enjoyed creating them! I find it hard to select just a few pieces of work because sometimes I just want to include all my work!

If you are looking to find a surface pattern designer you might want to consider using the database to find your next talented designer. Simply go to the Printsource website and click on Global Design Database and start your search. Easy!

Printsource New York is a textile and surface design trade show, which is held three times a year in New York City and the next show is on the 12th and 13th August 2014. How I wish I could go! Not only it would be amazing to go to Printsource but I would love to visit New York!

Printsource New York Claudia Owen Surface Designer 2

The days here in Canberra are getting shorter and it’s slowly getting colder. It’s only the beginning of autumn but I’m already missing summer!

Goodbye summer and hello autumn!

Photo by Cuba Gallery

This beautiful summery image is by Cuba Gallery.

I have recently started selling my designs on cases for smartphones and tablets through The Kase. The Kase is a French company and they have an online store as well as retail stores in France, Germany and Singapore.

At the moment I have about 30 designs with them but I’ll slowly be adding more in the coming weeks. Each of these designs is available for a number of devices for Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony.

This is what my profile page with The Kase looks like:

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Once you select your favourite design then you can select the type of device. I absolutely love the look of this website! So clean and easy to navigate!

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