Live Video Q + A with Jeanetta Gonzale

Live Video Q + A with Jeanetta Gonzale

I’m excited to be hosting my very first live video interview and chat, with surface pattern designer and creative coach Jeanetta Gonzales. Please register here for this FREE live event.

Thursday, June 20 at 1pm MDT

Los Angeles-based artist and designer Jeanetta Gonzales creates expressive and vibrant art inspired by her love of plants, flowers, colour and texture. Trained in fine art and graphic design, she creates work that is a unique combination of both traditional and digital media. Jeanetta finds joy in creating art for her own products and contributing her art through licensing it on apparel, greeting cards and home décor. Jeanetta also coaches artists, facilitating their artistic growth and confidence. She offers her tips for artists in UPPERCASE issue 41’s Surface Pattern Design Guide.

Have your surface pattern and art licensing questions ready to ask Jeanetta live.

The video chat will be recorded but only available on replay to members of the UPPERCASE Circle.

Register to get the link to the event!

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Issue 41's cover, animated by Lucie Duclos!

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The cover of our new issue is by UPPERCASE subscriber Lucie Duclos, whose colourful and patterned collages caught my eye on Instagram.

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I liked the idea of creating a cover with found patterns (plus a few from past UPPERCASE covers). It's abstract with a nod to mid-Century shapes, and the dimensional shadows make you think that the elements are still at play. (Don't sneeze!)

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"I have always been interested in pattern design on textiles," says Lucie. "My grandmother was an avid and talented seamstress and would bring me along on Rue St-Hubert in Montreal where all the little fabric shops were lined up for several blocks. She would head straight for the remnant bin in search of the perfect little “coupon de tissu” as she called them in French. I was in awe of her skills and was fascinated by her considerable fabric stash and how quickly she could transform a piece of fabric into a stylish and fashionable garment. Everyone in the family had something made for them by grand-maman Lucile. I was named after her and she remains a powerful source of inspiration in my life."

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Lucie lives in Victoria now, where she teaches design workshops such as an intro to fabric design. She also offers many online courses.