Chris Coco Media
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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.

New Cali Textile Collection for Activewear

Cali Textile Collection for activewear by Chris Olson

Cali Textile Collection for activewear by Chris Olson

My inspiration for the Cali Collection: I love rich saturated colors combined with unexpected patterns and textures. I am drawn to the idea of a psychedelic take on camouflage found in nature. Think tropical fish, lush plants, and beautiful insects. I also like the idea of the pattern transporting you to an exotic place where the nature becomes almost otherworldly.  One of my favorite playgrounds is the beach. The way the light reflects off the water is always inspiring.

Floral pattern in the Cali Textile Collection for activewear. 

Floral pattern in the Cali Textile Collection for activewear. 

My style: The Cali Collection style combines natural elements with a modern twist. For many of the patterns, in Photoshop I added glossy film layers and textures to my patterns to add an ephemeral and iridescent quality. Synthetic looking brights in the pair nicely with bold pinks. I love the way the pink color palette highlights the youthful energy of the designs-- the perfect surface pattern for activewear.

Cali Collection tropical inspired textiles by Chris Olson

Cali Collection tropical inspired textiles by Chris Olson

Paradise Wave textile in the Cali Collection by Chris Olson.

Paradise Wave textile in the Cali Collection by Chris Olson.

Color palette: For these designs I use energetic color combinations. I think combining purple/violet/fuschia hues with the complementary hue of yellow-green makes the pattern energetic. Designed with activewear in mind these patterns have a -- daring, bold, and enthusiastic vibe.

Cali color palette
All You Need Is Love.

All You Need Is Love.

To see more of the designs in this collection
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