About Jessica and her surface pattern
Jessica Hogarth specialises in surface pattern and textile design. She 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, Jessica attended Leeds College of Art. She studied Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design.
Jessica graduated from the surface pattern design course in 2010 with a first class honours degree and immediately exhibited at the New Designers exhibition in London. Jessica was offered an in-house design position with a Manchester based company. During her time in this position Jessica 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 Jessica left this position and returned to her homeland in North Yorkshire to begin her surface pattern business Jessica Hogarth Designs.
Passionate about her subject matter, Jessica spends a great deal of time gathering primary research for her work. She takes regular sketching trips across the UK and Europe to gather information. The coastal area in which she lives and Paris, in particular, are places Jessica continues to draw inspiration from. Such in-depth investigations result in a highly personal body of work.
Her bold use of colour combined with playful illustrations make for a collection of quirky yet sophisticated designs. The prints and patterns typically depict images of daily life, or places Jessica has visited. They also feature strong influences from Robin Hood’s Bay and the Yorkshire Coast.
As well as designing for her own label, Jessica works 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 Jessica’s work being used on deck chairs and rugs (John Lewis), quilting fabrics (P&B Textiles), menswear (Zanerobe) and phone covers (Lab C). Alongside the decorative phone covers, which showcase a range of conversational and geometric abstract prints, there is also a free iPhone app available for download, meaning the designs can also be used as decorative iphone wallpapers.
More recently Jessica has joined forces with Trimcraft, to produce a range of surface pattern design prints for a collection entitled ‘Man Made’. This collection has been manufactured on paper pads and embellishment kits. These are on sale across Europe now.
Jessica’s own range of products are now available in a growing list of shops and galleries across the UK. Stockists include the award winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Willow and Stone, The Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery. You can also shop Jessica’s collection from her online shop.
In the Press
Her collection has received plenty of press coverage – featuring in magazines such as Mollie Makes, Good Homes, Homemaker, Homes & Gardens and on industry acclaimed blogs including Pattern Observer, Dezeen and Confessions of a Design Geek.
Jessica was thrilled to be shortlisted for a 2013 Henries award, in the ‘most promising young designer/artist category’, and is now excited to push her range of stationery with the launch of new ranges in January 2014.
Jessica won the Confessions of a Design Geek bursary in December 2012. Find out more about this here
Get in touch!
Jessica is available for freelance work, collaboration and commission, so please do get in touch if you feel Jessica’s design work may be suitable for you!