"Chris is a joy to work with and her radiant personality comes through in everything she does."
Welcome to Surface Pattern Design by Chris Olson
Chris Olson creates whimsical and sunny surface pattern designs for the stationery, home, textiles, and apparel. Her pattern collections combine unique and detailed artwork with trend research for each market, Obsessed with pattern and bright colors, line work with great personality, and photo journals—I'm a designer with a passion for capturing the sunny moments in life. Patterns include whimsical hand drawn illustrations, colorful florals, playful vector images, and texture rich photorealism. If you would like to learn more about accessing my full pattern catalog online, please contact me HERE. Please be sure to include details about your company, and the types of patterns you are interested in. More details below.
Trend and Creative Brief Savvy: Chris is experienced in developing art and designs to a creative brief for Surtex and Inception trade shows as well as creative briefs for brands and design studios.
Create custom artwork for apparel, home decor, and textiles to fit both your customer and your brand's needs.
Prepare technically correct repeats of my original designs or pattern designs by others.
Research market trends and combine that information with the needs of the brand/consumer and my artistic style to develop original patterns that enhance your brand.
Develop unique pattern collections in multiple colorways.
Prepare color indexing and color separations for print production.
Prepare production-ready files in Photoshop or Illustrator for your manufacturer.
Exclusive Access to My Full Pattern Library Online
Would you like to see more of Chris Olson's pattern collections? Her full pattern library on her online portfolio is password protected. Access to this online portfolio is available to manufacturers, licensees, art directors, etc. Here you can select patterns from her portfolio, browse print collections and commission custom artwork or additional surface patterns. Many of her designs are available in a technical repeat based on the client's specifications. Her artwork is available in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop files. Layered artwork files are available on request.
Surface pattern design services: You can find a complete listing of my surface pattern design services here.
Surface Pattern Design Awards
Chris Olson was thrilled and honored to receive the Pattern Observer Award of Excellence in October 2014. Pattern Observer's goal is to support, inspire and promote both emerging and established designers as they grow their businesses and careers.
“Designers who have earned our “Award of Excellence” have proven themselves to be talented artists, trustworthy partners and emerging leaders in our industry. They have experience in the apparel, home decor and quilting markets and are working with clients around the globe. Interested pattern buyers should reach out to each designer through their website.”
— Michelle Fifis, Founder of Pattern Observer and Textile Design Lab
Copyright © 2017 Chris Olson. Artwork and prints may not be copied or reproduced without permission.