Some People is a collection of patterns promoting representation.
I created Some People because I observed surface designs featuring people were scarce. The few examples I found seemed to only depict one type of person: female, thin, and ultra-girly.
Initially, I just wanted to design the opposite — a pattern featuring androgynous, gender-bending women of different body types — but the project kept growing. My current designs include women and men, non-binary, people of color, young, old, and the LGBTQ community.
I want everyone to see themselves (and their tribes) represented on product surfaces. Because my background is home decor, I picture throw pillows, shower curtains, wallpaper, and bedding — places in the home where people express their personality through pattern. However, my designs also look great on clothing, sneakers, tote bags, stationary, cell phone covers, and dinnerware.
Some people prints are edgy, charming, and provocative. Unlike most patterns, they tell a story. If you are a client interested in licensing Some People for your products, please click the Licensing tab and contact me for the password.
Seven designs are available, including a kids pattern. Please note, although I show the designs in two-tone versions, I can customize patterns with three or four colors.
In 2009, I interned as a Product Designer at Jonathan Adler, working directly with Jonathan himself. Over four brief — but very fun — months in New York, I saw a dozen of my designs go into production. The most popular design was the Futura Seder Plate, which is still in production in 2018.
For six years, I designed tile for Walker Zanger, a leader in the stone and tile industry. Although tile may seem like a product category with limited design opportunities, I was able to produce work that was quite expressive and innovative. Two of my collections won design awards within the kitchen and bath industry, and several of my collections became top sellers. More importantly, my work helped Walker Zanger develop a more modern brand image.