Lyn Goode

I am UK based with over 20 years experience in the design industry. My starting points are always my own drawings and painting - there are always fresh flowers in my studio!

In 3 words describe your pattern design style?
Painterly, feminine, intuitive.
What is your work & design process? 
I always start with research to make a mental mood board. Then I sketch and paint my ideas. Colour is all important, so I spend time on colour palettes. Photoshop gives me the chance to change details, create colour ways and put the design in perfect repeat.
Where do you find your design inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere! I keep a very close eye on the catwalk and colour trends. I often paint from real life, so I have lots of plants and flowers in and around my studio.I also have a large collection of vintage Vogue magazines, and old botanical books, which are great for inspiration!
What advice would you give to new designers?
Keep drawing and painting, experiment, and keep going!