Hello I'm Ginette, I do graphic design, art, illustration and surface pattern design.
Here on my blog you can see the pictures i've been making, stuff I've been up to and the inspiration I found in fun places like Whistler, Canada and Oxfordshire, England.
You can also view my portfolio for more of my design work, find out about bespoke wedding stationary and take a look at the cards and prints for sale in my shop.
By Ginette, Aug 22 2017 02:10AM
There was a pretty rad solar eclipse over North America today! We lounged in Rainbow Park and soaked up the eclipse over Alta Lake and Blackcomb and Whistler mountains. Here is a cheeky eclipse pattern!
By Ginette, Jun 30 2017 07:22PM
Oooh check out my Let's Stay Here pattern on a cushion from Society6, looking right at home on my balcony.
By Ginette, Jun 17 2017 08:26AM
Last summer I took the Make it in Design Summer School online, I reall enjoyed all the amazing trend inspiration and created lots of patterns! Here is my Treasure Souk pattern collection mocked up on a stylish dress and featured in the Summer School Lookbook. I was inspired by the rich, bold colours and decorative patterns of an exotic market somewhere in Turkey or Morocco.
By Ginette, Apr 17 2017 09:52AM
Buy nice things for your home and life at Society6 ! I've just added some patterns from my Scottish island inspired collection, in lovely shades of blue.
By Ginette, Nov 17 2016 07:30PM
Last week in Whistler I went with chums to the Re-use It Centre, an amazing thrift store with anything you could want or need; retro ski gear, niknaks, cooking utensils and plenty of crutches for injuries on a budget. But what we really needed was exact change for the bus fare to get there, so the first purchase was a change collecting pot for future bus journeys. So we got the Sharpie markers out and I decorated mine with the forests and mountains and lakes that i'm going to visit when I collect lots of change. It turned out quite well so I made a little pattern collection too called 'Ticket to Ride'.
By Ginette, Oct 16 2016 09:43AM
Shhh, don't mention Christmas in October but... I have designed some Christmas cards and they are for sale! These cards are fun and modern and feature my kaleidescope patterns in festive colours. All proceeds will go to charitys helping homeless people have a better Christmas.
By Ginette, Sep 13 2016 09:50PM
Here are some of my patterns available on Society6, on bags and useful zipper pouches, printed on lovely thick fabric which is really satisfying to hold. They are going to make excellent presents because I can't keep them all for myself.
By Ginette, Sep 9 2016 04:04PM
Here is another pattern collection I created on the Make It In Design Summer School. I went out into the garden and drew tomatoes, cucumber plants and green beans. It is inspired by SS17 trend for summer botanicals and designer Josef Frank who created glorious, colourful floral and botanical patterns for Swedish design company Svenskt Tenn in the Mid 20th Century.
By Ginette, Aug 12 2016 08:53PM
Here is my first pattern for this years Make It In Design Summer School. The brief was inspired by the SS17 trend 'Modern Pop Art' as predicted by Patternbank, who provided moodboards full of really cool images and research. I wanted to make a really graphic, geometric pattern and looked at modern stained glass windows with black lines.
By Ginette, Aug 2 2016 02:50PM
Last summer I worked on some trend-inspired pattern design briefs as part of the Make It In Design Summer School, and two of my patterns made it into the Surface Pattern Lookbook from Moyo magazine. It was a really fun challenge and it's lovely to see all the other beautiful patterns in the book.
My Reworked Classic pattern was inspired the kings and queens in a pack of cards and also by Castell Coch, near Cardiff. It's an extravagant Victorian recreation of a gothic castle, designed by architect William Burges. The interior is wildly over the top; it's full of classical and medieval patterns on the woodwork and tiles, but also bright colours, and the walls and ceilings are handpanted with woodland animals, starry skies and scenes from Aesop's Fables.
Reworked Classic pattern collection - Ginette Guiver
Castell Coch, Cardiff