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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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good vibrations, my newest collection

Elizabeth Olwen

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I’m delighted to introduce my newest pattern collection, Good Vibrations. If you’ve been following my work for a while, you might know that when I moved to Portugal about a year ago, I took a good long look at my work and realized that I was really craving more depth and meaning in what I was producing. Through that discovery, I adjusted the way that I worked — instead of producing handfuls of small, quick collections, I dove deep into themes I wanted to explore, producing a quality-over-quality collection that I felt I truly explored and fully poured myself into. What I produced was something that fulfilled me in that way I’d been craving. And it’s the way I’m choosing to move forward. And this new collection is my latest application of the approach. I let it simmer, I explored it fully, and I filled it with heart and soul.

Good Vibrations is an homage to the 60s and 70s, the ideals and esthetics that groomed me for a life as a pattern designer, but with a fresh, modern twist. A groovy utopian world infused with love, endless summertime soul, radiant sorbet sunshine, and eternal optimism, where we crown ourselves with daisy chains, chase rainbows and hold hands with strangers. I like to think that, if you got on a magic carpet, this is where it would take you. This was a collection where I exceeded my own goals in terms of the amount of work I produced because the ideas just kept coming, and I felt I needed to follow the ideas to fully flush out the concept, and ended up producing work that feels like me in a classic sense, but also a version of me now. It reflects how I feel about life and about the world, and is full of sunshine, optimism and joy.

There are some sample images below but I have been and will be sharing more of it on Instagram but if you are an Art Director or potential collaborator, please get in touch — I’d love to share it with you!

Peace, sunshine and rainbows, my friends!
Thanks for following along.
— Elizabeth