Chris Coco Media
Design + Illustration
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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.

Posts in Textile design
Spotlight on: Midnight Garden Collection

My Midnight Garden Collection is influenced by the winter florals trend that is dramatic and a bit moody with layers of bold textures and a rich depth that goes with the darker color palette.  I love working with deep plums, burgundies, dark jade greens and blues against a dark background. It's also fun to add that pop of orange into the mix. All designs are hand rendered prints with a digital twist.  

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New Cali Textile Collection for Activewear

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. Details on the collection in the full blog post. 

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Paradise Wave Textile Design for Activewear

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. This pattern is available for purchase. Details below.

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Mini Style Kids: Pink Bunny in a Garden Design

My new Pink Bunny in a Garden design features a sophisticated whimsy vibe. I used a playful color palette with a modern twist. Pale pink, blue denim and shades of indigo are some of my faves. The design has a rich texture that highlights the hand drawn elements. I am inspired by my garden and it seems a rabbit or two is never far away. This pattern is available for purchase. Details below.

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Studio Scene: A New Botanical Print for Activewear

I'm sharing a sneak peek at a new botanical pattern for activewear featuring the Psychotropical trend. Feeling inspired by the new workshop at Pattern Observer. I will be sharing my finished design collection created in the workshop soon. 

You can take a closer look at this pattern and others in my portfolio. My patterns are available for purchase or license by fashion, textiles, and paper goods companies. If you are interested in more information on my work, just send me an email via my contact page.

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Happy Doodle Textile Designs

My new Happy Doodle Textiles are designed to be bright, sunny and fun. I created these seamless repeat patterns with a playful vibe to make you smile and to generate positive feelings. Available in a variety of color combinations. Today I'm sharing three modern repeat patterns available in my Willow Collection and Sisters Collection. The hand drawn graphics combine whimsical designs and textures using a cheerful color palette.

My mixed media artwork combines markers, paint, crayons and mark making techniques. To create the seamless repeat patterns I pop my artwork into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to tweak the colors and create the perfect pattern layout.

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