Pretty passionate about pretty patterns
Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based surface designer. Inspired by pastoral beauty, nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, Elizabeth’s work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes.
pretty passionate about pretty patterns
Elizabeth Olwen is a Canadian surface pattern designer living in Lisbon, Portugal. Inspired by pastoral beauty,
nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, Elizabeth’s work is driven by the desire
to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes.
Elizabeth’s love affair with pattern began many years ago as a child mesmerized by the orange floral drapes in her mother’s kitchen. Surrounded by bold, unapologetic prints, patterns were something that she could lose herself in; a window to faraway places. Patterns have been an ever-present part of her life since, and she believes that beautiful patterns create the backdrop to a beautiful life.
Elizabeth draws inspiration from the world around her—from her city, to the beautiful forests of Ontario, to her cherished adventures abroad. She’s inspired by antique shops and flea markets, classic fairytales and British landscapes, and the vintage fabrics and wallpapers she collects. Her clients include Land of Nod, Cloud9 Fabrics, Madison Park Greetings, Art Print Japan, Nest, Febreze, Target and many more. She teaches Pattern Design classes on Skillshare, to over 25K students, and is one of the founders of the Field Trip pattern & illustration show in New York City.
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