Chris Coco Media
Design + Branding

Pattern Bliss

At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.

Studio Scene: Creating Patterns Using Tiny Paintings

Where do patterns begin. For me, painting and sketching is the first step. I play with color palettes and textures. The fun part is letting the art happen freely. No rules. That's the beauty of surface design today. Once I develop a design I like, no matter the size. No matter how many paint blobs or ink spatters or tears in the paper, everything can be tweaked in Photoshop or Illustrator. 

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore inspired me to dream big as a kid. I grew up in Minneapolis and for several years lived near the TV home of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. 

Mary Tyler Moore told us to "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow."

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UPPERCASE Magazine's Surface Pattern Design Guide

Always fun to get my UPPERCASE Magazine in the mail. And this week I was so excited to look inside to see my artwork featured in the Surface Pattern Design Guide in this issue. 

Of course I am delighted to be included with all the amazing artists featured in UPPERCASE. That’s my artwork (far right side) in the newest issue no. 32! It’s a honor and a thrill to be chosen to be in the Surface Pattern Design Guide!  Thank you, Janine Vangool! 

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New to the Shop: Marble Waves

Today I get to share with you a brand new product in the shop: my Marble Waves collection.

This is the last day to order to get the products before Christmas--this applies to U.S. orders only.

PLUS today you get 15% off and FREE worldwide shipping. This offer ends tonight, December 16th, 2016 at Midnight PT. 

Gifts That Give Back

It's December and the products at my shop are the perfect holiday gifts that also give back to charity. In fact, I donate 100% of my proceeds from my Society6 shop to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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Chow Chow City Dogs Art at My Shop

I've got the perfect gift for dog lovers over at  my show. I just added my illustration of a Chow Chow to my City Dogs Collection. My inspiration for this illustration comes from my three dogs and all the dogs at the animal shelter where I work as an adoption counselor volunteer.

It's December and the products at my shop are the perfect holiday gifts that also give back to charity. In fact, I donate 100% of my proceeds from my Society6 shop to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

At my shop you'll find my artwork on pillows, iPhone and laptop cases, hoodies, t-shirts and more. Click to see more products featured in this post.

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New Winter Floral with Deep Scarlet Shades and Jewel Tones

I popped my new winter floral with jewel shades into my fashion illo. Maybe a lush velvet top?  

I love sophisticated jewel tones… especially those deep scarlet shades, inky blues, and fuchsia. Works well with denim or with a dressier look. 

Putting together a lookbook with bold and bright floral designs for A/W 17/18. This  fashion illustration features my new textile design. 


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Spotlight on: Midnight Garden Collection

My Midnight Garden Collection is influenced by the winter florals trend that is dramatic and a bit moody with layers of bold textures and a rich depth that goes with the darker color palette.  I love working with deep plums, burgundies, dark jade greens and blues against a dark background. It's also fun to add that pop of orange into the mix. All designs are hand rendered prints with a digital twist.  

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