I’m Tjitske Storm and I express stories through creating eye-catching surface designs, artworks and textiles, inspired by life.
Please have a look at my portfolio to explore and find out. If you would like to connect or collaborate, I would be happy to hear from you!
artwork & pattern design
My design process starts with an interview and brainstorm with my client. Through specific questions and remarks I get an understanding of the needs so I can define a strong base for the concept. This is continued by research about trends and business examples related to the topic, from where I will develop an original vision and creative direction. To visualize the design direction I make use of inspirational images, colourcards and sketches elaborated with a clear written narrative and design guidelines; the foundation for further creative development.
artwork & pattern design
I offer pattern and artwork design for any kind of surface, from first ideas to realization. Patterns can be placed as single artworks or made into all-over repeats. Every project includes sketching, designing and technical execution. My knowledge about various digital- , handmade- and production techniques, materials and color-management makes opportunities endless.
Product artworks like wallpapers, ceramics, lighting, umbrellas, artprints…
Techniques like digital print, lasercut, Riso print, heatprint, CMYK, RGB, Pantone…
I develop textile design for interiors and products. Through extensive research and experience with various production techniques and possibilities I’m able to design textiles digitally, while also working with handmade techniques and experiments.
Interior textiles and materials like carpets, tapestries, curtains, cushions, plaids…
Techniques like silkscreen print, decals, tufting, flatbed-weaving, circular knitting, high-definition Jacquard weaving, digital printing for carpets…
My illustration style is graphical, clear and bold, made through using digital media and my tablet. I use illustrations in artworks, patterns and graphics, or in small details to enhance a design concept.
I develop graphic design for interior- or product related topics like catalogues, artlabels or books. If needed, I can outline a new concept or identity for the specific goal and its audience or I use the existing (brand) identity of my client as a guideline for the graphic output.
Graphic output like catalogues, brochures, books, artworks like (framed) prints, posters, cards, stationary, labels…