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Freelance Pattern Designer

I am a freelance pattern designer. My pattern designs always start as hand-drawn sketches.
Every design is made with inspiration from my Nordic childhood, nature, travel
and my limitless imagination. I'd love to help you realise your dream project!

Hire me for your next project!

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I design enchanting patterns for fabric

I work in both vector and raster styles and am proficient with both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
I am happy to work in larger collections, but also have lots of individual prints in my portfolio, ready to license. My surface patterns  bolt fabric, for use in various industries, from quilting to bedding to apparel. I can design bespoke patterns for your project, to be printed on fabric either digitally or by traditional methods, including screen printing.

Request to see my inspiring pattern portfolio today!

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Freelance pattern designer Heidi Vilkman

I create gift wrap pattern designs and beautiful packaging

My pattern designs are used successfully in many paper goods, including cards, gift wrap and stationery. Existing designs can also be modified to fit onto packaging. I can alter all of my existing designs into CMYK colour profiles and also make custom patterns within your colour profiles.

Please contact me today about your pattern design project and ask about my freelance availability.

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Pattern design for gift wrap

I design wallpaper patterns; hand-drawn and custom-made

Who doesn't love beautiful wallpaper?
It is often that element, which lifts a space beyond the norm and makes one cherish the place one lives or works in. If you need to beautify your home, or would love a feature wall with a custom wall paper for your business, get in touch!

I have a licensing portfolio available, if you are looking for ready-made designs. I am often happy to alter my existing designs and colourways to fit in with your requirements.

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Wallpaper pattern designs

I adore creating designs for beautiful tableware

My nature inspired and Scandinavian folk art influenced designs look gorgeous printed on ceramics and tableware. I have a great eye for detail and understand the concept of colour, married with simplicity. I can work to your specific design brief and create visuals for a bespoke project. In fact that is one of things I love the most - new creative briefs, with infinite possibilities!

Contact me to see my design portfolio or commission a bespoke art for your industry!

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Plates with surface pattern designs on

I make gorgeous patterns for clothing and apparel

My surface pattern designs print wonderfully on fabric to use for clothing, apparel as well as sewing projects. Companies large or small, I can design a bespoke pattern for your own specific product range and use. For a more cost-effective option, I am happy to either license or sell a design to use from one of my existing pattern portfolio.

Contact me to see my freelance pattern portfolio.

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Baby jumpsuit with blueberry pattern

I make magic with patterns

Hire me as a Freelance Pattern Designer to help make your project special.

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Freelance pattern design FAQ

Can I use your designs for my company/project?

Yes, you can. I have a large portfolio of illustration and pattern designs ready to use. The price of the art work depends on the type of use and industry, as well as whether you are looking to license (pay to borrow) or purchase the design.

Can I provide custom pattern designs?

Yes, you can. I have a large portfolio of illustration and pattern designs ready to use. The price of the art work depends on the type of use and industry, as well as whether you are looking to license (pay to borrow) or purchase the design.

How much does a freelance pattern designer charge?

Freelance pattern designers work in very different ways, some sell their designs outright, some license their work for a limited time and use. Therefore, also the fees charged vary and it is impossible to give a single figure for what pattern design may cost. Please contact me for my rate card, which has different prices for options like buyout and licensing (these rates only apply to already available work and not custom made patterns).

How long does it take to make a pattern design for a custom project?

This varies depending on the style and technique used for the project. Most of my designs start as hand drawn sketches, which I then work on either digitally on the computer, or paint them by hand. In general, the more digital the pattern, the quicker it can be made, but this varies from project to project. Having said this, I work very efficiently when needed and can adjust to your schedule and deadline.

Useful links and information

You can buy my patterns on Spoonflower and on Society 6

Here is a great blog about What is surface pattern design?

Testimonials

What my customers and clients say

"Beautiful items, quickly and professionally dispatched. I bought some Christmas hedgehog stickers and was so impressed that I put in another order for cards and bookmarks a couple of days later. I would highly recommend Heidi's shop if you're looking for cards, stationery and artwork that's creative, handmade and of high quality."

Lorna McInnes

“Utterly stupendous as always! All of the things that I’ve ordered are fabulous, even better than I was expecting. Unique and beautiful, simply magical!”

Katja Bergman

“ We used Heidi to design us custom illustrations for our website. The subject matter was pretty technical, but she somehow managed to make it interesting and fun, keeping it looking interesting, yet stylish. We highly recommend her to anyone needing graphics or illustrations on their website.”

Rob Hufton / Higher Ground Marketing

Selection of work from my portfolio

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