Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Stunning Sketchy Style of Rachael Taylor!

I am delighted and honoured to showcase the work of Rachael Taylor a very talented and close friend of mine. I met Rachael at the University of Leeds, from where we graduated with a BA (Hons) in Textile & Fashion Design. Rachael is a fun loving, enthusiastic and inspirational surface pattern designer who has developed a successful signature hand-drawn style that is beautifully printed across an extensive range of products.

What I really love about Rachael's work is her natural fluid sketchy line-work and modern style. Her work is full of interesting textural qualities and hand drawn details that are layered, overlapped and combined in exciting and fresh ways.  Rachael's colour palette is quirky and vibrant with bold distinctive highlights. Rachael has an extensive range of inspirational designs, below are a few of my favourites.

Rachael Taylor is the co founder along with entrepreneur Beth Nicholls of the groundbreaking e-course 'The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design'. The inspirational course has gone from strength to strength providing tailored creative workshops, specialist advice and invaluable support and has been described as "the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer." It has attracted a global audience and has received fantastic support from industry leaders. Sign up for the e-course here

Below is one of Rachael's latest projects, a fun and fresh debut collection of wallpaper designs in collaboration with Wallpaper Republic. Each design offers something different, yet still Rachael's signature sketchy and distinctive style is prominent.
Shapes and Squares

Quirky Icons

 Organic Retro Leaves

 Sketchy Stems

Textured Honesty

Click here to view her websiteblog and Facebook page or follow her on Twitter!


  1. i think sketchy stems is my favorite of this bunch shown :) great styling to have models in front of the wallpaper instead of just furniture.

  2. A wonderful post on an exceptional lady. Textured Honesty is one of my favourites.


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