Elizabeth is represented by fabulous brand-licensing agents around the world. 

We love collaborating and warmly welcome licensing opportunities and commissions. If you're interested in working together and would like to view Elizabeth's private catalogue, we'd love to hear about your company and your ideas for collaborating! 


Toronto
Canada

Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based Surface Pattern Designer. She designs pretty patterns, and licenses them to manufacturers for use on all sorts of products, including bedding, stationery, fabric, home decor, apparel and much more.

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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 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.

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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.


TEACHING

I teach a selection of online classes with Skillshare, including Pattern Design,
Pattern Collections, and How to Bring Your Art to Life on Products


INTERVIEWS

Tara Hurst Blog 
February 2013

Tractorgirl
November 2012

 



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