Surface Pattern Designer Nicky Ovitt

Surface Pattern Designer Nicky Ovitt is our latest creative feature, a graduate of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course she now is a happy and sucesful freelancer.


“I was raised in a highly creative household of ideas and imagery. My mom was a curator at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM– where Alexander Girard’s magical collection of treasures from around the world had a strong influence on my aesthetic. I have a fondness for embellishment, outsider art, hex signs, symbology, and costume. The process for my signature pattern collections is a combination of hand-drawn pen and ink work composed and colored digitally. “Charmingly honest” motifs are awash in color, and instilled with a warm receptivity to the natural and naïve.”


“For a decade I held a corporate job as designer/manager at a successful manufacturer of apparel and accessories specializing in lifestyle brands. After leaving that position I completed the online Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course that helped me rediscover my love for drawing and introduced me to the world of art licensing. Today, I enjoy a thriving freelance career providing patterns and prints in a wide range of styles to private label and retail clients. My plans for 2013 are to seek artist representation and to introduce my inky style to textile and product manufacturers with a special focus on the sewing fabric market.”







Congratulations to Nicky who has been chosen as 1 of 10 designers to compete in the 2nd Annual International The Printed Bolt quilt fabric design competition.

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