Hello! I'm Jasmine, a freelance Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator based in Newcastle upon-Tyne, England. I specialise in detailed hand drawn illustrations for digital print but equally love hand making lampshades using my own fabrics and working on custom pet portraits!
I take a lot of my inspiration from my cultural identity and passion for nature. I grew up in South East Asia which is definitely where my love of all things bright, tropical and botanical comes from. From the luscious green jungles to the vibrancy of the traditional fabrics, the influences of my upbringing always have a way of emerging through my work.
I also have a passion for animals and the conservation of endangered species which I try and incorporate into my work to help spread awareness through decorative means. Where possible I also try and ensure my packaging is eco friendly, recyclable and sustainable. When I'm not painting my favourite thing to do is to be outdoors, whether that's a walk in the local park or a visit to a botanical gardens. I like to immerse myself in nature, take photos and find new inspiration for my work.
Earlier this summer I graduated with a first class honours degree at The Northern School of Art studying Textiles & Surface Design. I always knew I wanted to do something creative and at University I discovered my design identity and found a love in lampshade making. I have had some wonderful opportunities which have helped me really grow as a designer. From designing wall murals and co-leading a community arts project, to industry work placements to exhibiting and helping out at global textiles trade fair Premier Vision in Paris. Now with four years of specialised study, I am more than ready to share my creations and hopefully bring joy into peoples lives through my work.
Thank you so much for stopping by, viewing my work and hearing my story so far. If you are interested in my work, would like to commission a painting or would like to work together I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to get in touch or shop my latest work!
All the best,