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New Creations and Tips for Selling Art – featured on Pattern Observer!

Prints by Aaryn West Surface Design Studio

Once again I’m extremely grateful to Michelle over at Pattern Observer for featuring a few prints from our recent collection on her incredible blog! And to accompany them, she asked me if I’d be willing to give a little advice to up and coming textile designers. Head over to Pattern Observer to see the full post and read my 5 tips for selling your prints!

Aaryn West featured on Pattern Observer
Prints by Aaryn West Surface Design Studio

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Press
07 Mar 2012

Gardens For Health Pattern Contest


Calling all textile designers! Gardens for Health International is an organization that works in East Africa to provide agricultural assistance to those who struggle with chronic malnutrition. The organization’s founder, Emma Clippinger, has long dreamed of developing a signature “Gardens for Health” print to use on bags, dresses, napkins, and aprons. And the lovely Michelle of Pattern Observer is providing textile designers a unique opportunity to lend their designs to a very worthy cause. Full details and a link to the original post at Pattern Observer below!


Your Client: Gardens for Health International

Deadline: Thursday, October 27th

Your Assignment: To develop an original print that incorporates images that are important to Gardens for Health. Examples include: flowers or sunflowers, seeds, avocados, tomatoes, carrots, beets, eggplants, lettuce/cabbage, squash, sweet potato, broccoli — all things that they grow! Hint: Emma is drawn to simplistic prints that can be easily printed!

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an 11″x17″ jpeg of your final artwork to michelle@patternobserver.com

1. The winner will receive their artwork printed an a variety of items that will be sold worldwide to support an amazing organization! These pieces will also be featured on Pattern Observer.
2. The winner will receive a spot in The Sellable Sketch course that starts November 7th! This is a five week intensive course in which you will learn how to develop an irresistible surface design collection ($180 value.)

If you have any questions about the contest click here to see the original post, where you can leave a comment. If you would like to learn more about Gardens For Health please check out their website here. Please help spread the word through posts, tweets, and sharing. Best of luck!


Posted by:  aaryn
16 Oct 2011

Fall Floral Trends on Pattern Observer


Back in June we were excited to see one of our prints used in Pattern Observer’s trend report for fall florals. Our ‘Space Mountain’ print is shown in the Brushstrokes of Mystery group, and to be visually paired with with awesomeness that is Erdem was the cherry on top. Our gratitude to Michele at Pattern Observer for the nod, and for sharing her knowledge of the surface design industry through her amazing blog.

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Press
25 Aug 2011

Featured by Pattern Observer!


I was extremely thrilled and honored to be featured on one of my all-time favorite blogs, Pattern Observer. If you haven’t been to this site yet, drop everything and check it out right now. It’s an amazing resource for surface designers like myself, fashion designers, or anyone who needs a bit of eye candy to get them through the day. Follow the link below to see the entire post!


Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Press
10 Jun 2011