Monday, August 5, 2013

freebies // The 2013 Designer Calendar :: August

Hello everyone (from Milan again)!
I'm so sorry I'm coming late with the monthly calendar, but I had some tech problems. Actually, I kind of messed up. I had scheduled it to be published last Monday and didn't really check if it had because I was busy doing last-thing stuff before my flight on Wednesday and saying goodbye to friends and family. Special sorry to Kathryn (the fab designer) for my mistake. She was the one to notice the calendar wasn't posted yet, so I went to check why and discovered I never clicked the publish button (it was still a draft) - dumb MaJo! Sorry, sorry, sorry!

I hope I'm not to late 'cause this month is pretty special to me :) August is not only the month of my birthday, but also that of my mom, 2 of my aunts and 2 of my very best friends! Kathryn Pledger, an Australian designer based in the UK created this gorgeous calendar especially for you all (and I kind of feel it was designed especially for me too, hehehehe… I really love it!) So… let's not wait any longer, and download August 2013 Designer Calendar now :D


About Kathryn:
Kathryn Pledger is a trained graphic designer who creates digital and online artwork for industry, local government, international standards bodies and bespoke freelance commissions. 
She has a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from the University of South Australia. Kathryn has worked on many leading international household brands, designing identities, point of sale displays, exhibitions, print collateral and online resources. She has also worked with industry leading blue chip companies on their corporate responsibility reports and materials. 
Born and raised in rural Australia, her career has taken her from Sydney to Ireland and the UK where she’s recently been able to focus her love of colour and texture into surface pattern design. Her work is strongly influenced by her years of travelling and her love of hand drawn elements, typography and photography. 
Kathryn runs her own successful freelance graphic design business, which has enabled her to move closer to her true passion of surface design. 
She is currently working on new collections for KathKath Studios, her new collaboration with textile artist Kathy Schicker. 
Kathryn has a number of her surface pattern designs licensed with companies including Artscase, Keka and KESSinhouse. She will also have designs published in the upcoming PatternBase book. 
Kathryn Lives and works in London, UK.
Her quirky detail:
"I have been known to purchase clothes purely based on pattern and colour regardless of fit!"
Her favourite Designer:
Florence Broadhurst; Australian; came to surface pattern design late in life and was a massive success, bold and fearless in design and life, a real entrepreneur.
You can download August here or clicking on the download link below the image above, and remember, it can be printed as big as an A3 format (42x29.7cm / 16.5x11.7in). Don't forget to visit Kathryn's portfolio to see more of her amazing designs.

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