Great news! My work has been selected for the UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide.
It showcases the work of 100 surface pattern designers from around the world + tips and advice from industry experts. The guide is part of the UPPERCASE magazine Spring issue (#21) and will be released in early April.Read More
We (I share an office with these gentlemen) moved to our new office space about two months ago. It’s a huge 3 room-studio in a beautiful building designed by Maaskant and built in the late 1940s.
Still lots to paint etc., but I already love this new space (even the wood paneling) & it’s light.
The first real giftwrap!
It’s so nice to have a quality printed wrapping paper with my design. One of the best products for patterns really.
Starting the new (wrap(a)round) year with a desk calendar that also serves as a small recap of the favourite ’2013′ patterns. You can recognize these 12 patterns:
pumpkin, shapes #1, pilea, bundles and waves (five of the twelve wrap(a)round patterns I posted in 2013), ribbon and wave (patterns commissioned for these lovely products), garden (part of my new landscape cards), comb (inspired by this t-shirt illustration I made), seaweed and hexagon (two patterns from the gift tags collection)
+ two patterns I haven’t shown before…
Easy diy: print the calendar on A4 paper • cut away the white borders on the long side • fold along the dotted lines (4x) • glue / tape along the short white borders • done!
You can download the calendar here.
As for 2014:
Looking forward to the first products in collaboration with manon, a publication of my designs in a great book about patterns coming out mid 2014, seeing the finished posters I illustrated for a design shop in Asia and selling new handpainted products in my shop… + I hope lots of other new design challenges!
A special wrap(a)round edition!
Two seasonal wraps in collaboration with Bloesem blogs. Just like last year Irene and I teamed up to offer you a wrapping paper for all those Xmas gifts.
The design of the patterned wrap is inspired by ‘forrest’, one of my new cards and for Bloesem kids I made an illustration of a winter landscape.
To see more images and to download the wraps visit Bloesem: pattern wrap and the winter landscape wrap.
Every 1st of the month*, a free A3 pattern download for personal use by Jessica Nielsen.
Print on A3 paper or scale to A4.
If you are interested in using the design commercially or if you would like your own pattern feel free to contact me!
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would you like a custom made wrapping paper? an infographic explaning your company’s activities? a poster or an editorial illustration? a wallpaper pattern? challenge me! anything is possible
wrap(a)round , free wrapping paper download
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