Sophie Honeybelle is a UK-based surface pattern designer. She graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art where she specialised in painting.
Sophie recently retrained as a surface pattern designer with the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course, having worked as a jewellery designer/maker since 2009.
Her current, main, influences are: Damask wallpapers, 1950s colour palette, 1960s motifs, particularly curvy ones, Tessellation, Traditional Middle Eastern mosaics, Plants, especially flowers.
I’m interested in producing a graphic, clean quality to my work, using beautiful, harmonising colours and creating designs that are bold, interesting and unusual. My designs are created on a foundation of experimentation as I feel this keeps the work fresh, exciting and challenging. While I have influences and external sources of inspiration, I like to play while I’m working so that the unexpected can come through.