Jessica Nielsen is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who loves to make bold and bright coloured designs. Most patterns are inspired by shapes and colours in nature (an endless source of inspiration) which she then translates into her signature graphic style with strong shapes.
Moodboards and hand-drawn sketches are the basis of her pattern designs. Usually she uses her sketches / experiments as inspiration for digital drawings / designs, sometimes she scans the original sketches and enhances them on the computer.
Her patterns have been licensed for wrapping papers, pillow covers, tents, cards and gift tags. Visit Jessica’s website for more of her lovely work.
We love Jessica’s clean, crisp Scandinavian style and think it will be a perfect compliment to the early summer season. We’ll debut her collection, Waterland, at Quilt Market in May!
Jessica’s studio in the centre of Rotterdam which she shares with friends
Sketch made last summer and the basis of the new ‘avens’ pattern
experiment with stamps, also using the negative (cut out) shape, inspiration for the ‘reflection’ pattern
Wrap(a)round is a regular post dedicated to surface pattern design, every now and then she shares a pattern on her website which you can download and print
Dishcloth for the famous Dutch department store HEMA
Gift tags, part of Jessica’s own collection of paper products. These will ‘launch’ Feb ’15
One of Jessica’s sources of inspiration, plants! Even better when it’s in the form of such a beautiful book