Chris Coco Media
Design + Illustration

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 tagged new patterns
Ice Princess Textile Design Collection

The Ice Princess design challenge over at Pattern Observer recently wrapped up. Here are three textile designs I created with ski apparel and equipment in mind.

Stay tuned. I'll be sharing more of the collection soon. And check out my mood board containing my pattern designs and photography from my favorite alpine playground  -- Colorado and the Rocky Mountains! 

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Channeling the Milky Way Today

That beloved icy dot called Pluto is in the news this week thanks to photos from the space probe New Horizons. Seems only fitting to channel milky way imagery in the studio today. Here's a sneak peek at my Luliana textile pattern. And as part of the Textile Design Lab over at Pattern Observer I'm sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for their 21 Days of Sharing challenge. For details on purchasing this pattern go to my surface design page or go directly to my contact link

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Galaxy Collection

I'm excited to share a sneak peek at one of my newest collections—The Galaxy Collection. My inspiration for this collection is the intricate patterns in nature and art including ice formations, marble patterns, trees, plant cells, and paint splatters. The prints highlight the trends of photorealism, natural elements, layering images, hand painted. For more information on this collection and others, head over to my Surface Design page.

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Pattern Sketchbook: Sun Bleached Floral

I live in the high desert at the base of a mountain in Colorado. At an elevation approaching 8,000 feet, the air is thin in my little community and because of this I think you really do feel closer to the heavens. The sun is intense at this altitude and the landscape reflects this solar bleaching. The flowers in the patterns featured above were inspired by this lovely place.   The sun is shining every day—except when it's snowing. My textile designs in this animated gif remind me to enjoy the warm days because snow season is just around the corner.

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