Chris Coco Media
Design + Branding
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Pattern Bliss

At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.

Paradise Wave Textile Design for Activewear

Paradise Wave Textile Design for swimwear by Chris Olson. 

Paradise Wave Textile Design for swimwear by Chris Olson. 

My design inspiration for the new tropical print "Paradise Wave": I love the rich saturated colors and unexpected patterns and textures in the Psychotropical trend for S/S 18. I was drawn to the idea of a psychedelic take on camouflage. I also like the idea of the pattern transporting you to an exotic place where the nature becomes almost otherworldly. In Photoshop I added glossy film layers and  textures to my patterns to add an ephemeral and iridescent quality. Synthetic looking brights in the Psychotropical activewear trend pair nicely with the bold Charged Pink. I love the way this pink color palette highlights the youthful energy of this design-- the perfect surface pattern for activewear.

My surface design patterns are available for purchase on my website. Access to my online client portfolio is available to manufacturers, licensees, art directors, etc. If you would like to request access to the full pattern library in her online portfolio, please use the form at the "Online Portfolio Password Request" page. If you already have the password, you can view the collections.

Hope you enjoy this design. It is part of a larger collection. For details on this design, you can contact me here. xo Chris