What is Surface Design?

Recently you may have seen me chatting about my surface design work. For those less familiar with it I thought I’d give a quick overview, plus the kind of Surface Design services available as part of Mwydro’s offerings.

Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, etc.) made by a designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality. For Mwydro that has included creating designs to be put on clothing, accessories, home furnishings and many more.

My Clients

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing small businesses including Silver Cuddles, Dwdl Designs, Pethau Pert and Clyd on a variety of Surface Design commissions over the past few years.

The way of working varies from client to client. With some I’m given a clear brief and sent off to work, where with others it’s more of a collaborative process where I work with the client to bounce off different ideas to develop the concept together.

My commissions all share Mwydro’s upbeat and bright illustration style, and many of the projects I’ve worked on have had a distinctive Welsh twang to them, which I’m proud of.

I still get that pinch-me moment when I’m walking down the street or in the supermarket and I spot someone wearing something I helped create. Like with my GIF work, that result response from my clients is always a treasured moment too.

How to Order

As it stands, I’m always open to enquiries about new Surface Design commissions. My capacity varies each month and Surface Design commissions need plenty of time to develop concepts, sketches and drafts so if you’re looking to commission Mwydro for a particular event or time of the year I’d recommend getting in touch as early as possible.

Enquiries can be submitted over e-mail to info@mwydro.com or by completing the quick form below.

Cyhoeddwyd gan Mwydro

Illustrator and GIF Artist

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