Hi! I am Kathryn, the creative mind behind May Cart Print Art. I am fascinated by color and form, inspired by nature, art nouveau, and traditional Japanese prints. I paint in acrylics and gouache, as well as digitally.
In the past, I have sold art to a museum, had pieces published in books and magazines, designed how to projects and arts and crafts classes. Now, I design patterns and artwork for manufacturers of housewares and apparel that bring a sense of contentment and happiness to everyday life.
To get an inside look at my process, find me on Instagram. I'm @maycartprintart. I’d love to meet you there and I looking forward to working with you.
Take a look through the surface design portfolio here on the website. From pattern collections designed with textiles, housewares, and contract interiors in mind to large scale wall art sets, there is much variety to explore.
By clicking through each entry you may find additional designs, some alternate colorways and product images.
If you are looking for something specific, say rainbows, try the search function at the top right.
I do have a larger catalogue available to art directors only via email. Complete the form below and I can send you a personalized pdf of designs that will either be just what you’re looking for or serve as a jumping off point for a commissioned design.
The simplest and quickest arrangement is a flat fee license or buyout for category rights to an existing work, when that’s available. However, I offer quick turnaround and a procedure for commissioned designs that is straightforward and has several opportunities for feedback along the way. If you want more info on the custom project workflow, keep reading! If you’re ready to get in touch, scroll on down to the contact form.
Step 1 – Reach Out
During the first phase I gather the necessary information to bring your products to life. Themes, your target market, color range, dimensions, and file formats are all important details used to create your custom design. I view creativity as problem solving and my strength is working to a creative brief to develop designs that speak to a niche. By the way, many of the collections in my portfolio were created in response to purchased trend briefs.
Step 2 – Logistics and Budget Talks
When negotiating the scope and details of the project, we’ll agree on things like the exclusivity and ownership of artwork, duration and/or number of products, product category and territory, fee and kill fee or deposit, and indemnification. We will, of course, include a time frame with deadlines, taking into consideration the needs of both parties as we work together to bring a spectacular new product to market.
Step 3 – Creative Process
The first step of my creative process includes making mood boards, mind maps, and color exploration to get ideas flowing. I’ll send you an email with some of what I make at this stage so we can sync our direction with regards to your project. Next I develop the basic design elements as a rough draft and send it to you for feedback. I do a round of revisions here, if needed, and then make a more polished piece and send it to you for the third and final round of feedback when you may request a change such as altering a color or eliminating an element without additional charges. I then finalize your design, put it into repeat, if necessary, and format it to suit your printer’s needs.
Step 4 – Delivery Day
I can upload your print files to the shop of this website and send you a link to a private page where you make the final payment and have immediate access to your download(s). Or may request an invoice be sent via email or text and delivery via email for certain file types/sizes. As soon as payment is received the print files are delivered electronically in the agreed upon format(s).