Darnita Howard

The Pattern Maven



Simplicity in Designing

I am so grateful for you, Melanie. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer with so many ways of expressing that I thought it was impossible to find my design niche. However, your particular questions about what gets me giddy allowed me to eliminate and narrow. At the core, I'm a lover of pattern design. I prefer to transform simple marks, geometrics, and motifs into seamless repeats. I don't go for multiple elements in a pattern but typically have one motif that can be transformed through various techniques and effects. I also love to apply a multitude of colorways that are pretty bold.


I designed this hexagon motif recently using a simple doodle.  I love it.


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