I specialise in surface pattern and textile design. I was born and raised in Robin Hood’s Bay, a picturesque fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast. After a childhood spent roaming the village’s atmospheric streets, I left the coast and attended Leeds College of Art where I spent three very happy years studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design.
I graduated from the surface pattern design course in 2010 with a first class honours degree and immediately exhibited at New Designers exhibition in London. This is where I was offered an in-house design position with a Manchester based company. During my time in this position I both drew and coloured design layouts that were then sold for use across a wide variety of interiors fabric and paper products. In May 2011 I left this position and returned to my homeland in North Yorkshire to begin my surface pattern business Jessica Hogarth Designs. After over 2 years working from a home studio, I moved in to a larger space in Whitby, which now holds my wholesale stock, as well as acting as the perfect work space to create new patterns and designs
As well as designing for my own label, I work on collaborations and commissions for a variety of companies and individuals to produce a wide range of surface pattern design repeats and placement prints. Previous collaborations have resulted in my work being used in editorial (Wall Street Journal), on deck chairs and rugs (John Lewis), fabrics (P&B Textiles and Dashwood Studio) and stationery (Marie Curie). Please take a look at the clients page to see more.
The popular Print & Pattern blog launched a new book entitled ‘Geometric’ in January 2015. I was thrilled to have my work featured alongside many other acclaimed designers from around the world. More recently, I contributed to ‘House of Cards’, a book by Sarah Hamilton. I was the featured artist in the digital illustration section. It is a delightful book, full of beautiful imagery, and step by step tutorials to make greeting cards using a variety of production methods.
I am very proud to have become a member of the ASPBD team, as a masterclass tutor for module four of the e-course. I recorded video tutorials for the students, focused around making the perfect repeat patterns. Find out more about the course here. I have also created a video tutorial for the incredibly popular Make Art That Sells home decor course. Read up on the course here.
My own range of products, which is mainly focused around colourful greetings cards are available in a growing list of shops and galleries across the UK. Stockists include Oliver Bonas, Fenwicks, Bengalis and Paperchase. I also exports my cards for overseas distribution. Current distributor territories are USA, Australia Germany, France and New Zealand. I was thrilled to be shortlisted for a 2013 Henries award, in the ‘most promising young designer/artist category’. The judging was undertaken by a number of high profile British buyers from outlets such as Paperchase, Scribbler and Tesco. My work was shortlisted again in 2015, for my gift wrap and bag designs which are being distributed by licensing partner Deva.
The press have picked up on my work on numerous occasions too, and my designs and products have been seen on many occasions in both print and online. Confessions of a Design Geek, Pattern Observer and the Print Pattern blog have featured my products online. Printed press includes The Simple Things, Homes & Gardens, Homemaker, House Beautiful and The Sunday Express.
I have a growing portfolio of prints and patterns that are available to license. Please take a look at the portfolio page to view a taster of the range, or request a password for access to the full collection. I exhibited for the first time at Surtex in May 2016 and look forward to being there again in 2017. I will be there under the name ‘The Pattern Social’, alongside my friend Jules McKeown. Read more about our partnership here. I am available for freelance work, collaboration and commission, so please do get in touch if you feel my style of design work may be suitable for you!