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Telephone Flower Illustration by Madeline Trait

2345 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



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Madeline Trait

Another current obsession of mine is Marimekko. I have always loved their bright designs and am happy to see it making a strong comeback. They now have their own retail stores with fabric, tabletop, home goods and clothing. All their goods are not for the timid, with their bright and bold patterns you have to fully embrace color...which I wholeheartedly do. Now on to some shopping!

P.S. Got one of the converse shoes as a birthday present! Woohoo. 

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Flowers and Pattern

Madeline Trait

My design process is not always a clear path from a to b. Rather my ideas come from many different places and at different times in the design process. For instance there are times when I have just the beginning of an idea and am not sure where it's going to lead, so I just let it be and know that it will come back at the appropriate time. To demonstrate this, the images above show my flower patterns against a colorful and bold backdrop. The idea is combining vivid textures, patterns and colors with the softer organic shapes of flowers. Not sure where it's going to lead but I like the we'll see what happens. 

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