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. 

1 Pattern 6 Ways

DesignKensie Smith

Running a creative business is not always creative (I'm looking at you emails, social media management, business planning, and taxes) but sometimes it is—like when you take 20 minutes to play with the colors in a pattern. It never ceases to amaze me how much color can completely change a pattern. Which one is your favorite? I'm partial to the second 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**