Thursday, 11 May 2017

Surtex & Licensing Expo 2017

My agents, Jewel Branding & Licensing will again be exhibiting my designs at Surtex in New York and Licensing Expo in Las Vegas later this month. This year Surtex runs from May 21st - 23rd and Licensing Expo from May 23rd - 25th. With both shows happening back to back for the first time, I've been super busy updating my portfolio with fresh new designs! All of my designs begin as hand drawings, so for months now I have been drawing, drawing, drawing - which has been wonderful! Here are a few examples - You can see more by following my Instagram @vickyyorkedesigns where I have documented much of my preparation for the shows. 

I am so inspired by the sea and recently took a working holiday to the coast to do more sketching and to provide some last minute inspiration for new collections. I'm now in the final stage of preparation, pulling all of my patterns together and creating product mock-ups. Below is a sneaky peak at some of my collections, the first of which is aptly named 'Jewels of the Sea'.

My 'Sand Dunes' collection was inspired by the stunning coastal flowers found in the sandy banks around the beautiful National Trust beach at Studland in Dorset and the calming colours of the sand and the sea. 

I've added many new designs to my portfolio covering surface pattern design, illustration and typography in my bright and whimsical style. As well as coastal prints, themes include animals, florals and designs inspired by travel, as well as Christmas and other seasonal designs. A few more examples of what you can expect to find in my portfolio are shown below. 

There is so much more to see, so if you are visiting the shows please be sure to stop by and see my agents at:
Email for appointments. 

If you can't make the shows, but are still interested in seeing more and potentially licensing my designs please email me at or contact Jewel Branding.