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Illustrator and Surface Designer Bryna Shields

Hello!

My art practice includes explorations in multiple disciplines: surface pattern, illustration, weaving, collage, photography and painting. Working with different tools and materials helps me integrate a better understanding of each discipline.

I’ve forged a full time living as an artist in various forms for almost 10 years - in that time I’ve solidified my expertise as a surface pattern designer, working for brands including Crate & Barrel, Jamberry, Fred Meyer/Kroger and PicCollage. In all of my artistic pursuits, I aim to create work that is bold & unapologetic, inspired by my surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, and exploring ideas about human connection & belonging, body image, and nature.

As my art practice grows over the years, my sketchbook and art has become a record of the gratitude I feel for my surroundings and experiences; a source of comfort in the midst of difficult emotions, a path to find optimism through darkness.

In 2018 I started a passion project called #patternmagicparty as a way to connect to other surface pattern designers, exploring new techniques and subject matter together. I’m inspired by how different people can interpret the same prompt, and has been a fun challenge in learning how to develop dynamic assignments for others. I also enjoy the idea of creation within a community setting, and this project has given me a delightful peek into the mindset of other artists.

Outside of making art, I spend my time hiking, rock climbing, going on road trips, dancing and traveling.

Let's be friends! You can follow my creative endeavors on Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Prospective Clients

Let's work together! I am available for commissions & collaborations. You can also license work from my pattern library. Use the Contact form below so we can discuss your project.

Selected Press

Pattern Observer { 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 } | Coco + Kelley | Today Show | Soma Water Interview | Print & Pattern: Nature | Design Milk

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