Hi, I’m Sarah York! I’m a textile and surface pattern Designer. l’ve been drawn to art, textiles and patterns from a young age, before I knew that the job of pattern designer even existed. I get excited about the entire process of creating from concept, painting, to repeat and seeing designs on a finished product.
I’m a California native and currently live in Washington state. I love the natural beauty both states have to offer and both inform my work. The adventure of travelling is the best kind of inspiration and I am always planning my next trip. I also find inspiration around the city, in nature, museums, colors, books, films, and always flowers. Florals are my favorite inspiration and pattern subject!
My background is varied, as I have a BA in Art History and graduated from the Institute for Textile Print Design in Berkeley, CA (formerly CA School of Professional Fabric Design) where I trained as an apprentice in classical hand painting techniques and Photoshop and Illustrator. I really enjoy the combination of hand painting with the latest technology to create something totally unique and special. I also studied Fashion Design in London and have worked for Interior Design firms and a high end home textile design firm in San Francisco.
I would love to connect with you about freelance opportunities, licensing or purchasing artwork. I have worked with companies such as The Land of Nod, Tesco, Cloud9 Fabrics, Hallmark and Minted. I'm excited to work with you! Please contact me and we can chat!