Eight years ago I decided to challenge myself to design a pattern every day. The plan was to create a body of work that I could take to Surtex, a big surface design trade show in NYC, and hopefully launch a career as a pattern designer. I posted new patterns every day for about six months, but at that point I had gone to Surtex and actually gotten some projects. I sporadically posted for about six more months, then essentially abandoned POD because I was doing too much actual work plus kids and life and so on.
I consider Pattern of the Day 1.0 a successful endeavor, even though I didn’t make it to my original goal of 365 original patterns. I built enough of a portfolio that I began doing work for CB2, Crate & Barrel’s brand aimed at a younger, more urban demographic. That was really fun work and I’ll post pics of the projects I did during that time.
Now, in 2016, I’m rebooting POD on Instagram, @pattern.of.the.day. I’m posting patterns from this blog plus new patterns periodically. Follow me on Insta for consistent posts. I may also update this blog with my new work. In the meantime, there are some interesting blog posts in the POD archives, plus all those original patterns. Hope you enjoy them.