Tatiana Lapteva

I am a surface and textile designer, artist and teacher. My long experience helps me to work with different traditional and digital media. I draw my inspiration from nature, abstract forms, color, composition. I enjoy transforming my inspirations to beautiful and creative patterns.

In 3 words describe your pattern design style?
Free, Bright, Nature-inspired.
What is your work & design process? 
I usually start by drawing or painting from nature, and then process my drawings through Photoshop or Illustrator. I prefer working with traditional media as I like the meditative process of working with hands, observing how different materials, such as paints and paper interact with each other. However, I really enjoy experimenting with both traditional and digital media, and strive to create diverse designs.
Where do you find your design inspiration?
For my designs, I draw my inspiration from nature, colors, composition and abstract forms. I am also inspired by analysis of interactions between the trends and world, and how everything is interconnected. 
What advice would you give to new designers?
Find inspiration in little things, experiment and strive to learn more.