Kensie Kate

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1 Pattern 6 Ways

Design, IllustrationKensie Smith

Whenever I hit a creative roadblock, my first step is usually to take a break and play with the colors in a pattern. It's crazy how much switching up the colors can completely change a pattern like this floral. Do you have a favorite? I love them all, but I'm especially into the navy and yellow one. 

Happy Patterns | Part 5

Design, IllustrationKensie Smith
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

I've learned that sometimes it is essential to take breaks from the administrative tasks of a creative business to um, actually create ;)

Making patterns is one of my favorite ways to take a quick break from the mundane tasks. Not only does it get the creative juices running, but I'm usually able to use the patterns in a later project. 

These patterns were all actually made with the "leftovers" from all of the other patterns I've been making. 

 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

Happy Patterns | Part 4

Design, IllustrationKensie SmithComment
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

I've been having so much fun making patterns! Seriously, once I get started, it's hard to stop! I especially love making florals and the last one is probably my most favorite pattern I've ever made.

When I'm making a "random" pattern, I always try to make sure that the repeat isn't obvious. Like, it should take more than a few seconds to find where the pattern repeats itself. 

 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

Happy Patterns | Part 3

Design, IllustrationKensie SmithComment
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

When I was in college, I took Greek and Roman Mythology to fulfill a general credit and literally the only way I stayed awake through the lectures was by doodling geometric patterns. As much as I love florals, sometimes I just really like playing with simple shapes. 

 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**

Happy Patterns | Part 2

Design, IllustrationKensie SmithComment
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

One of my favorite things about being a designer is seeing how quickly my skills grow. I don't mean that in an arrogant way at all, but I can't tell you how many times I've seen something from a year, a few months, or even a few weeks ago and thought about how much better I could do it now. 

My love for floral patterns runs deep, but I used to be extremely intimidated by making them. Now that I've grown into my own style, they're one of my favorite things to make and once I get started I can't stop! 

I also used to struggle with making patterns with colored backgrounds. It seemed like everything just looked better on white. Now I have a hard time deciding on just one color option, which is not a bad thing at all!

 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate
 Happy Patterns by Kensie Kate

**All images copyright Kensie Kate. If you're interested in licensing a pattern, shoot me an email at hello@kensiekate.comkensiekate.com**