Melbourne based creative Louise Jones started her career as a graphic designer, before swiftly sidestepping into illustrative graphics and pattern design. For the past five years she has been running her own business creating a range of pattern designs which have been used for wallpapers, upholstery fabric and clothing.
Louise’s latest project is a range of stunning botanical-inspired wallpaper designs for Swedish wallpaper company Rebel Walls. The collection incorporates five distinctive designs, each inspired by nature. ‘I like to feature native flora in most of my designs, I’m always amazed by the stunning beauty of Australian natives’ Louise says. To create this collection, Louise has expertly intertwined botanical photography, digital illustration and painterly watercolour flourishes to create a meticulously detailed range of repeating patterns featuring stag horns, ferns, climbing vines and bright tropical flowers.
Aside from her many commercial projects and clients, Louise also has an ongoing side project with her friend, textile designer Shelley Steer. Aptly entitled A Side Project, this projects sees Louise and Shelley design one new surface pattern together every month. Each month has a new theme, with inspirational imagery and developmental work posted throughout the month. (this month’s theme is Creatures!).
Having only recently returned to work after taking some time off to care for her first baby, Louise is excited for the year ahead! ‘I feel there is lots to do and lots to look forward to!’ she says. She has a few collaborative projects in the pipeline, plus she is currently in the process of printing a range of her designs onto Belgian Linen for soft furnishings and upholstery, which will be available to order by the metre early next year. She’s also very excited to settle into a new home in The Dandenong ranges this summer – ‘the lush green surroundings will provide a lot of inspiration for my work’ she says.
Louise’s designs for Rebel Walls can be purchased online here, and are priced from AU$89.00 per square metre.