Christine Lara

Hello, I'm a surface designer. Graduating with a B.F.A. in surface design, I have worked in Miami for 26 years creating designs on fabric for such brands as Williamson-Dickie, Genuine Dickies, Accents, Joe Boxer, Natural Issue, Arizona, and Perry Ellis. I am currently retired as of 2013.

In 3 words describe your pattern design style?
Diverse, vibrant & mixed media
What is your work & design process? 
My design process is to:- Find reference in the subject matter. Sketch & develop ideas. Experiment in different techniques. Refine a finished drawing. Then scan into the computer and put into repeat with trending colours.
Where do you find your design inspiration?
I find my design inspiration outside in everyday nature and in the culture of people around my environment.
What advice would you give to new designers?
Draw what is relevant subject matter, observer the world around you for designs and use old works to develop new patterns.