I'm Claire, the designer behind Studio Esperluette. I'm a self-taught French surface pattern designer. I'm currently based in the beautiful city of Lyon, France, but have also lived and worked in Vietnam and Canada.
My background is mostly in writing and proof editing, hence my studio name which relates to that other passion of mine (esperluette meaning ampersand in French).
I've always had a deep love for patterns and prints. A few years back, I was hooked on pattern design and enjoyed it since then. I love designing colorful, fresh designs, in particular for the kids market. My inspiration comes from my travels and nature mostly. My motifs are primarily hand drawn and then brought into Illustrator or Photoshop to create beautiful patterns that convey a story.
I won one of the the Jane Lewis scholarships in 2018 and the Make It In
Design scholarship in 2019. My work has been featured in the
Pattern Observer blog, as well as in the Uppercase newsletter.
My artwork is available to buy or licence and I welcome commissions,
collaborations and freelance work.
Please get in touch if your are interested in working together!